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Stolen Surveys?


New member
This intriguing email arrived in my in-tray from the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

On 1st May 2007 police conducted a search warrant at an address in Weston-super-Mare.  Among the items seized was a quantity of material belong to your club.  There were newsletters from 1993 but more interesting were the plans for Gotchurch Cavern, Swildons Hole, Eastwater Cavern, Stoke Lane Slocker, Hunters Hole etc.  These were drawn on the other side of old blue prints that started life as engineering plans for Stothert's engineering of Bath.  It all seemed a bit unusual for the type of person living at the address and we wondered if they were the legitimate owners of the property and that's why we seized it.

So I phoned the Officer concerned and was able to confirm to him that the individual in question was not nor had been a member of the Wessex Cave Club.

The Officer suspects these items were stolen.

So does anyone recognise the items? Have you had a whole bunch of surveys stolen? If so, please let me know.


New member

The surveys sound like they might be blueprints from the Mendip Survey Scheme. Ask Maurice Hewins or Joan Goddard.