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Bill Tidy caving cartoons

Joe Duxbury

Many years ago, Bill Tidy produced a page of cartoons for Punch magazine on the subject of caving. Did any of you see those, and maybe kept them? If so, would you be kind enough to scan and send them to me?


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I kept the cutting at the time (I think I was at school) Joe and periodically quote them as he predicted the 3 counties system years before it was found when a cartoon featured an underground checkpoint with the caption 'Watch it Yorkie, you're in Lancashire now!' I scanned them years ago but will have to search my files to find them. Remind me with an email if needs be.