Well known and a legend of a caver in our region Geoff Workman has died, others will have known him for longer than I, so could say more about him.
Several years ago I was visiting Stump Cross Caverns Show Caverns, and could not help but notice a guy stood in the cafe area, rather distinguishable in a tweed jacket over a woollen jumper with frayed cuffs, instantly recognisable as someone with a good number of life's stories to recall,so I went over introduced myself and I was delighted to meet Geoff who i had read about, many years earlier, in books about caving.
We both had had an interest although generations apart, in digging in the swallet caves of Perryfoot near Castleton.
His advise on digging for caves "as long as you followed the water you wont go far wrong".
I would ask and tease Geoff on why he hadn't relocated the lost Pounders Cavern with its great underground lake, hidden beneath the slopes of Greenhow Hill, his favourite digging area..