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Offline moletta

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Interwar caving
« on: August 19, 2021, 09:30:44 am »
 
I've just read the biography of Jock Nimlin which includes stories about unemployed climbers from the 30s. There was a whole lifestyle based on climbing and walking.

Does anyone know of similar stories of unemployed cavers managing to get underground between the wars?






Offline Pitlamp

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Re: Interwar caving
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2021, 11:45:04 am »
Don't know if this will help but may be worth a glance at:

Craven S A, 2007, History of cave exploration in the Northern Pennines of England: the work of clubs, 1892 - 1945. BCRA Cave & Karst Science 34 (1) pp.23 - 32. It covers all the main caving clubs in the Dales active during that period and has a reference list with 327 items.

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Re: Interwar caving
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2021, 08:48:15 am »
« Last Edit: August 31, 2021, 09:17:26 am by mikem »

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Re: Interwar caving
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2021, 11:49:37 am »
Bob Grieve & Jock with Tom Weir in 1988 (from 7 mins):


& Jock in 1946:
https://www.mntnfilm.com/en/filmography/john-jock-nimlin
« Last Edit: September 07, 2021, 12:13:11 pm by mikem »

Offline terryreynolds

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Re: Interwar caving
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2021, 12:00:28 pm »
I also just read his biography. Found very interesting and interested in similar stories. Thanks for sharing :)

 

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