Author Topic: Kendal Caving Club Sixtieth Anniversary, Saturday August 26th  (Read 733 times)

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Kendal Caving club is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary in August this year. The first ever Kendal trip was to Sell Gill and we intend to do this again on Saturday the 26th of August followed by a BBQ and refreshments at Settle Rugby club in the evening.

Anyone with an association to the Kendal, past or present is welcome to come along. Please contact us through our website http://kendalcaving.org.uk/contact.php or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/KendalCaving/
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Re: Kendal Caving Club Sixtieth Anniversary, Saturday August 26th
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 08:15:01 am »
There was also a newspaper article with some historic photos:
http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/15486607.Cavers_celebrate_60_years_of_exploration/

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Re: Kendal Caving Club Sixtieth Anniversary, Saturday August 26th
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 08:25:57 am »
There was also a newspaper article with some historic photos:
http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/15486607.Cavers_celebrate_60_years_of_exploration/

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Were either Ian Plant or Dick Glover (washing off in Clapham Beck in one of the photos) members of the KCC?

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Re: Kendal Caving Club Sixtieth Anniversary, Saturday August 26th
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 08:42:49 am »
Ian Plant worked for the Craven Herald & they seemed to think so:
http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15487939.Diamond_jubilee_celebration_for_caving_club/

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Re: Kendal Caving Club Sixtieth Anniversary, Saturday August 26th
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 08:53:11 am »
Ian Plant was definitely in the Kendal; I think he was also in the BSA Settle Group. I have a vague memory that Dick Glover also joined the KCC for a while but he was in several clubs (LUSS, CPC - and I think BPC) so I'm not certain.

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Re: Kendal Caving Club Sixtieth Anniversary, Saturday August 26th
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 09:00:49 am »
Ian Plant was definitely in the BSA Settle Group and he was also the youngest ever editor of the Craven Herald

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Re: Kendal Caving Club Sixtieth Anniversary, Saturday August 26th
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 05:36:49 pm »
Ian Plant worked for the Craven Herald & they seemed to think so:
http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15487939.Diamond_jubilee_celebration_for_caving_club/Mike

The Craven Herald don't actually say which of the three cavers depicted were members of the KCC.  I'm the third member of the group, and I certainly wasn't a member. The Craven Herald were obviously just publishing stuff as provided - if they had realised that the one of the subjects in the photograph was the most illustrious editor that they have ever had, I'm sure they would have made a comment.

That photograph was taken by my wife, and half-hitched from the Audio Archive website. I have happy memories of that trip...

Ian was definitely in the BSA Settle Group - he caved a lot with Harry Long, Mike Clarke, and Mike Wooding, but I wasn't aware that he was a member of the KCC though, which was why I asked. He was one of the nicest people one could come across.

Goodness know which clubs Dick Glover was a member of. He rarely went caving anyway! I know he was a member of LUSS and CPC, but I don't know about KCC and BPC, although he was on the Whitsun Series exploration with the BPC. I have an idea he may also have been a member of Wessex.

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Re: Kendal Caving Club Sixtieth Anniversary, Saturday August 26th
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 05:59:14 pm »
Half way down the article (& not mentioned in the Westmorland Gazette):
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Former Craven Herald editor, Ian Plant, was also deeply involved in the club’s cave diving activities until his untimely death in 1980 while diving in Bull Pot of the Witches.

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Re: Kendal Caving Club Sixtieth Anniversary, Saturday August 26th
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 06:13:05 pm »
Half way down the article (& not mentioned in the Westmorland Gazette):
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Former Craven Herald editor, Ian Plant, was also deeply involved in the club’s cave diving activities until his untimely death in 1980 while diving in Bull Pot of the Witches.

Mike

Thanks Mike - I didn't see the article, just the gallery.

I used to cave with Ian quite a lot, and although I knew that he did a lot of work with Bear and Geoff, I hadn't realised that he was in the KCC.