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  1. nickwilliams

    Very silly pics

    Mmmmm, zinc poisoning - lovely!
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    Thirteen Lives - Official Trailer

    Just stop and think about that for a second. It's f'in incredible. Never mind whether or not this has any historical accuracy, if you'd said 5 years ago that Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell were going to be playing John and Rick in a film people would have thought you were completely off...
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    Derbyshire to Mendip

    Offer of help now received. Thanks all!
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    Derbyshire to Mendip

    I have a parcel which needs to go from Gt Hucklow to Priddy in the next week or so. Can anybody help?
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    2L Pony Bottle

    This 2L bottle is looking for a home. It's out of test, but I don't think it will have a problem with being re-certified. Free to the first person who contacts me with a plan to take it away.
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    Attention electric diggers!

    Many moons ago, when we were digging in Ullet Gill, I made up this cable reel so we could run a 110V drill for making shot holes. It's 100m of four core 2.5mm sq. It's currently wired as a three core 110V lead with one core spare, but it could perhaps be better wired so it was effectively 2 x...
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    Carbide generators

    I'm having to substantially limit my collection of 'might come in useful one day' caving equipment. Currently offering free to a good home (well, any home, actually) is a collection of carbide generators - two titanium (one of which is unused) and a plastic (Ariane) with deep and shallow bases...
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    Caving lamps and other lighting looking for a new home

    I'm having to substantially limit my collection of 'might come in useful one day' caving equipment. Currently offering free to a good home (well, any home, actually) a huge collection of personal lighting. There are 2 FX5's, plus Oldham and CEAG headsets, a tool box full of spare parts and all...
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    Knee pads, wet socks and belts free to a good home

    I'm having to substantially limit my collection of 'might come in useful one day' caving equipment. Currently offering free to a good home (well, any home, actually) a selection of wet socks, neoprene knee protectors and a couple of belts. First person who contacts me with a definite plan and...
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    Cavers missing in Chile

    The following has just been circulated on the TSG's members' mailing list. Please PM me if you want the reply-to e-mail address. __________ Reply-To: Anastasios Avgoustidis <withheld> Dear all, A former PhD student of ours (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham) has...
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    Ghar Parau application deadline moved back 1 month

    The Ghar Parau Foundation has decided to move the deadline for applications for spring 2021 back to 31/3/2021. This is in recognition of current uncertainty regarding travel. Please note also that we have earlier agreed to be more flexible than usual regarding timing and numbers. We hope this...
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    Senior Engineering Consultant - Machinery

    Conformance Ltd is a small engineering consultancy specialising in product safety based in Great Hucklow in the Peak District. We employ several cavers and can provide contact details for referees for our caving bona fides if required! We are currently advertising for a senior consultant role...
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    Junior Engineering Consultant - Electrical Products

    Conformance Ltd is a small engineering consultancy specialising in product safety based in Great Hucklow in the Peak District. We employ several cavers and can provide contact details for referees for our caving bona fides if required! We are currently advertising for a junior technical...
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    Bullpit, Perryfoot

    Please could anyone who has been to Bullpit (or anyone who knows someone who has been there) since the first week in November last year drop me a line. They may have lost something of significant value, without even knowing they have lost it. Thanks Nick
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    Ghar Parau relaxes application criteria in response to Covid-19

    In recognition of the uncertain times we live in and their impact on grant applications for caving expeditions to take place in 2021 the Ghar Parau Foundation committee have agreed to relax some of the criteria for 2021 applications and take a more lenient view than normal. The criteria being...
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    Jarvis Cocker - The Sound of the Underground

    An essay about music and caves: https://wepresent.wetransfer.com/story/literally-jarvis-cocker/
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    GPF seeks new Secretary

    After many years of excellent and dedicated service, Phil Rowsell has decided to step down as Secretary of the Ghar Parau Foundation.  The Trustees are therefore looking for a new Secretary.  As interim acting Secretary of the Foundation, I would like to invite people to apply for this very...
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    Thorough inspection of lifting gear and pressure vessels

    I know that this note from HSE will be of interest to quite a few people on this forum: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHSE/bulletins/286990d
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    Paging OUCC

    Please could someone from Oxford University Caving Club drop me a PM with their contact details? Many thanks Nick.
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    Dinosaur footprints found in cave in France

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00972-y?fbclid=IwAR3KAOePHEgzeqKLbpGuAn_0xmpE-VGFWUF3gKSVGkkz6Yi3IdtF8cnUaXw
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