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Meanwhile back in 1966...


The attached photograph recently surfaced on Facebook, which we can share here thanks to Adrian Clarke, showing DCRO in its 1966 form. It was taken by his Dad, who was a team member at the time.

The equipment on show would have been either donated, purchased new or second hand using team members own money and monetary donations from fellow cavers and the general public. 53 years later we are still a voluntary team, funded almost entirely by donations.

In 1966 DCRO responded to four callouts.

Half of these were due to failing lights, one in Oxlow Caverns and one in Axe Hole.
The other half were both caused by falling rocks, Collapsing deads in Maskhill Mine and a dislodged rock in Giants Hole.