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CHECC Poetry Comp 2021


Well-known member
PLWorth said:
The Night Before Checcmass

It was the night before Checcmas
and all through the land.
Not a cave club was sleeping and had drinks in hand.

They were planning their costumes,
find a theme that fits right,
and planning how they'd come off
by the end of the night.

It was the night before Checcmas
and from Plymouth to Notts.
You couldn't find booze
In any of the shops.
Srts kits were counted, and all the kit cleaned.
For the first time in years the oversuits gleamed.

On the night before Checcmas,
Deep deep underground.
The caves where preparing for the long weekend planned.
They they smoothed their main streamways and watered their sumps
because they knew in a few days
they'd be filled up by punters,
and leaders, and those inbetween
because checc is a place that we all wish to be.

Pete Worth - Adventure and Expo Plymouth

Hugeee congrats to Pete from Plymouth for winning the poetry comp, and winning a copy of John Volanthen's book 'Thirteen Lessons that Saved Thirteen Lives', kindly donated by the BCA, alongside a one night stay for his club at the Shepton Mallet Caving Club! This poetry comp was ridiculously hard to judge due to so many incredible entries, so thank you all for taking part... they will be featuring in the CHECC Anthology.

And most of all a massive thank you for the BCA and Shepton for making this comp possible :)