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moletta:
 
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?





Pitlamp:
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.

mikem:
Or try Melanie Reid (one of this guy's current PhD students):
https://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/academic-staff/art-design-humanities/dave-dee/dave-dee.aspx

Article mentioned by pitlamp is also available at:
https://www.yrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/YRCJ-13-06-Winter-2008.pdf

mikem:
Bob Grieve & Jock with Tom Weir in 1988 (from 7 mins):


& Jock in 1946:
https://www.mntnfilm.com/en/filmography/john-jock-nimlin

terryreynolds:
I also just read his biography. Found very interesting and interested in similar stories. Thanks for sharing :)

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