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    Interwar caving

    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?
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    Ned Cunnington, Ogog Wynntog

      Does anyone know where Ned Cunnnington died, or able to provide a link to a source of information? Ta  
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    Explosives between 1919-1939

      Does anyone know what the rules were about storing /using explosives between the wars? I know war service led   to some cavers having a working knowledge, but was it legal to use it?
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    Lost Wellies at Cavefest weekend

    I lost an old pair of size 4 black Dunlop wellies at Cavefest in the Whitewalls changing area. I couldn't find them at the end of the weekend and someone thrust a pair of black ones in my hand and said 'here they are'. I didn't look closely. Then when I went to put them on recently I realised...
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    Bristol Speleological Society

    Does anyone know anything about the 'Bristol Speleological Society'? Around in the 1930s and referred to in Wessex CC circulars. I've asked a couple of people at the Wessex without any definitive answers, so any information would be useful. Thanks
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    Apparently one of their dinosaurs is missing.....
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    Oldham Caving Club or Oldham District Speleological Society

    Does anyone have any knowledge of the above clubs -or any similar Oldham based group? I've come across a mention of an Oldham club but can't find any further information. Thanks :)
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    Henri Brenot and Monkeys

    I looked these ascenders up, so I know what they are. They came into use in the 30's. What I'd like to know is how the French cavers descended at that time. Anyone know off hand?
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    Northern Cavern and Fell Club

    Can anyone tell me if the Northern Cavern and Fell Club logbooks/ club documents have been placed in an archive anywhere? I saw some emails about them but these were from 2002, and an attempted contact bounced back. Thanks
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    There are two Andrew Sparrows

    As I read a thread about the atttack in London today I came across 'Andrew Sparrow has left Westminster'. Obviously I read on. It seems there is another Andrew Sparrow working for the Guardian.
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    Info about women caving before World War 2

    I'm doing some research around caving. I'd like to hear about women who caved with their families and friends, or clubs from the late nineteenth century up to 1939. There must be so many small stories that won't make it to books, but are still part of caving history. I'd like to know how they...
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    Can anyone tell me what Puttrell's job was. I've come across some conflicting information Thanks
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    White Scar Flood

    Happy that didn't happen last week!
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    Just a heads up, and based on memory.... We were talking to some canoeists who have recently come back from Meghalaya. It seems there has been an announcement by local officialdom that all mining is to stop. I think this was in the Jaintia area and due to pollution caused. Naturally the...