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Caving in Cornwall

fat pat

New member
Are you intending spending some time in a flooded sea cave then? who would like to come a get you? if you do it in the summer David Hasselhoff might come a get you... that would nice  wouldn't it
 

squeezy

New member
Tony - maybe you should take a trip down all the caves you have listed in your new 'book' and photograph them and also map them.... Might be a nice little project for you
 

Grimmers

New member
The Cornish search and Rescue mine rescue team would only be to pleased to help you, never taken an electric scooter in or out of a mine, Ooops cave before.
 

rhychydwr1

Active member
squeezy said:
Tony - maybe you should take a trip down all the caves you have listed in your new 'book' and photograph them and also map them.... Might be a nice little project for you

This is being done.  Found 14 caves in Holywell Bay, some with flowstone.  Will spend the Winter doing desk reseach, back in the field in the Spring when the weather is better.

Caves of Cornwall is now 38 pages long.  Email me if you want a copy as an attachment.  Surprisingly it is free  :eek:

 

rhychydwr1

Active member
Grimmers said:
The Cornish search and Rescue mine rescue team would only be to pleased to help you, never taken an electric scooter in or out of a mine, Ooops cave before.

Do you have any contact details?  Telephone number or snail mail address?
 

rhychydwr1

Active member
I was talking to the owner of a mining list and I happened to mention that I was compiling a ?Caves of Cornwall?.  He replied ?How long is it, half an A4 page??  I was able to inform him that it was now 58 pages long and that did not include the photos or the videos.

If you have contributed, ask for a complimentary DVD, otherwise I can supply the DVD for ?3.00 to cover postage etc.

 

Cartwright26

New member
Cornwall have a search and rescue team who understandably are extremmely proficient in SRT and do have an underground capability, there is a contingency i believe that should there be a large scale underground incident they can call on Devon CRO. We did some training with a couple of them last year ruth and alan they were really nice and had a fantastic knowledge of underground rescue techniques. So long and short you should be fairly safe
 

rhychydwr1

Active member
Cartwright26 said:
Cornwall have a search and rescue team who understandably are extremmely proficient in SRT and do have an underground capability, there is a contingency i believe that should there be a large scale underground incident they can call on Devon CRO. We did some training with a couple of them last year ruth and alan they were really nice and had a fantastic knowledge of underground rescue techniques. So long and short you should be fairly safe

Do you have any contact details?  Telephone number or snail mail address?
 

rhychydwr1

Active member
The Treorchy Underground Research & Drinking Section are making another expedition to Cornwall from Sunday 18 May to Friday 23 May.  We will be camping at the The Headland Caravan Park, Atlantic Road, Tintagel PL34 0DE.  All welcome.
 

gus horsley

New member
Sheila Harper from Old Cornwall Society sent me the following info:

I'm researching local mining and quarrying and was trying to find out a date for when marble was mined from the Cathedral Cavern, Porth so looked at ukCaving and thought you might like this info -
It was the Banqueting Hall that got blown up in 1987 by English China Clays Ltd. NGR 8272 6310.
Re the Pisky Holes, Fistral Beach, Newquay - there are still some there under the cascading Hottentot Fig. There is one you can climb in - about the size of an oil drum.
Regards, Sheila
 

rhychydwr1

Active member
There is a book...

Well an e-book:

THE CAVES OF CORNWALL by Tony Oldham. 2014  This is a DVD of a 70 page unpublished MSS listing all [?] the known caves in Cornwall.  For each cave the follow is given (if known) National Grid Reference, Explorer map number, short description, and references.  ?3.00 post free

Contributors get a free copy.

If you cannot afford ?3 I can, surprisingly send it to you by email for free :eek:

 
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