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    First Aid Kits

    One of these used to be the Rescue Kit for Daren Cilau, hanging up by the door in Whitewalls. Whiskey would have been drained by the executioner/first aider!
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    Lost a Fiddle?

    Orpheus had a certain reputation for being angels!
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    Lost a Fiddle?

    Thanks for your kind comment. When we sell it we will use the dosh to buy books for the CSS library, and on the subject of books may I recommend you buy Martyn Farr’s Hidden Realms if you have not got it already. Oh b*gger, there I have gone off thread! Barrel of larfs indeed.
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    Lost a Fiddle?

    That really is a different thread. Post it if you want but please do it separate to this posting as we want to find owner of said Fiddle without having to trawl through countless replies about folks having forgotten this and that. Cheers.
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    Lost a Fiddle?

    The bats would object!
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    Lost a Fiddle?

    A violin has been left at Whitewalls, the hut of Chelsea Speleological Society. Not the normal type of thing to be left in a caving club hut! It has been sitting in the club’s library for the last 10 years, and enquiries have failed to reveal its owner. If it belongs to anyone on this forum...
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    More caving cartoons

    Joe, Next time you visit Whitewalls, have a look in the Library. The Rushmore cartoon is in there and was donated by the late Dick Laurence. I think it was a McLaughlin cartoon, but I may be mistaken. cheers, Paul
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    Welsh Wezzit

    With a bouldery floor like that, I am guessing Draenen. It’s not OFD 2 Big Chamber!
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    Earthquake overninght

    CSS teams visited Agen Allwedd on Saturday, visiting Main Passage, Midnight Passage near Second Choke and some did the Grand Circle and no one reported any changes to the cave. A couple of folks noticed the quake on Friday with one bod sleeping in his van thinking someone was messing about...
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    Arthur T Millet

    You could have repaired Inca Temples with Arthur’s sandwiches, they were so thick and chunky! Sad that he has gone as we had many good trips to Co. Clare, and France way back, and then there were the Daren Cilau explorations of the 1980s. I remember coming out from the Frag Street dig down...
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    Bruce Bedford

    Great writer who also wrote play scripts for the BBC, as well as being editor of Descent in its early years. He was also a Chelsea member for many years and kept in touch through his attendance at their Western Section Annual Dinners held in the Hunter’s.
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    Banff Mountain Film Festival - Caving Films?

    I have been to several of the Banff Mountain Film Festival showings in theatres over the years, and yet have never seen anything relating to caving. Do they not like us? There must be plenty of short films being made in the U.K., Europe, and the USA that would showcase our fantastic sport of...
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    South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team Fundraising Appeal

    The South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team are currently holding a campaign to raise funds to replace essential stretchers and communication equipment. The COVID19 pandemic has disrupted some of our funding. Any donation you can make will greatly assist the Team and you can do that by...
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    Warning Agen Allwedd 2nd Choke

    The Agen Allwedd 2nd Boulder Choke suffered a collapse of boulders on Saturday 29/6/19. At the final part of the choke where you climb down into the low streamway from Mud Rose Chamber, there is a warning sign posted by the Agen Allwedd Cave Management Committee advising of the choke?s...
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    New Caving book on Slovenia

    I have just received a copy of the new book ?Slojame-Guide to the most beautiful Caves of South Western Slovenia?, written by Sandro Sedran and published by the S-Team. The book is 360 pages long, and contains all the info to find and explore the majority of the caves of the region. The book...
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    Rich Mountains of Lead

    Rich Mountains of Lead-The metal Mining Industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen by Ioan Lord, published by Vale of Rheidol Railway. I have just bought copies of this book for myself and my Caving club and whilst I have not read it yet to provide a review, I can tell that on flicking through it...
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    Caving Books For Sale

    Caving Books for Sale Chelsea Speleological Society has some duplicated books to sell so we can realise funds to buy new ones! The books are in very good condition and all have typical library stamps and markings. The books are offered to UK based cavers. Cost of postage will need to be added...
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    SMWCRT Rescue Practice & Auction Saturday 8th September 2018

    SMWCRT Rescue Practice in Agen Allwedd When : Saturday 8 September 2018 Where to meet : Whitewalls, Chelsea SS, Llangattock Start time: 09:30h for 10:00h start with finish time no later than 17:00h. Following the Rescue Practice an auction of retired equipment will take place. Please note...
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    Earthquake in Swansea Valley

    At 2:30pm today, there was probably the largest reported UK earthquake event in ten years, measuring between 4.4 to 4.9 on the Richter scale. It?s epicentre is described as Cwmllynfell south of Penwyllt. From my personal observation in Morriston, northern Swansea, it sounded like an explosion...
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    SMWCRT AGM Sun 21/1/2018 09:30am SWCC HQ, Penwyllt

    This is an invitation to Team members and Associate/Affiliate Clubs to attend the SMWCRT AGM at 9.30 a.m. on Sun. Jan. 21st in the Long Common Room, SWCC HQ, Penwyllt.  The meeting will be followed by a round robin of training activities / workshops.