Author Topic: P B Smith "Master Caver" 1938 - 1998  (Read 998 times)

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P B Smith "Master Caver" 1938 - 1998
« on: September 14, 2017, 04:45:33 pm »
Two good obituaries by John Gunn and Dave Lowe:
Cave and Karst Science Vol 25 No 3 December 1988 page 108

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Re: P B Smith "Master Caver" 1938 - 1998
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 10:10:56 am »
I believe there was also a very good obituary in Descent at the time, which tells the tale of how he burnt his beard! sadly I never met him.
 
 There's also a home video of the TSG Trip to the Berger. With guest appearances from PB and a younger Mr Wright. (I believe Eddie Mason has this video)

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Re: P B Smith "Master Caver" 1938 - 1998
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 11:57:36 am »
That Berger trip (1987) is also partially documented in the upcoming TSG Journal 19, though sadly PB only makes a photo in that one. But some of his TSG project-work also makes a brief appearance in another article.

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Re: P B Smith "Master Caver" 1938 - 1998
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 12:02:43 pm »
That Berger trip (1987) is also partially documented in the upcoming TSG Journal 19, though sadly PB only makes a photo in that one. But some of his TSG project-work also makes a brief appearance in another article.

Before you go to print, 'That Berger trip' which Eddie Mason and PB filmed was in 1992.

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Re: P B Smith "Master Caver" 1938 - 1998
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 02:51:12 pm »
Ah right - no worries, we already have gone to print, but it won't conflict - the article's not by me. I'd totally forgotten about the video though until Al mentioned it.

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Re: P B Smith "Master Caver" 1938 - 1998
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 08:24:41 am »
I have photos of the TSG Berger trip in 1987 plus a lot of correspondence and lists of who went if TSG are interested  in any of that . There is a good photo of PB with a knotted hanky on his head.

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Re: P B Smith "Master Caver" 1938 - 1998
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 02:07:47 pm »
Of course, We'd always have more things. I'm not quite sure where we would display them but would definitely be good to have them.

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Re: P B Smith "Master Caver" 1938 - 1998
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 03:09:11 pm »
Sadly too late to go in this edition, but there is one campsite photo included, with PBS wearing said knotted hanky on head...;)

But if these are digital files, we can archive them somewhere, certainly. An online gallery of past TSG events/projects would be a nice idea, though would also take a lot of time to set up, no doubt.

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Re: P B Smith "Master Caver" 1938 - 1998
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 10:12:50 am »
Well done getting it printed in the UK too, supporting our industry, and this cavers day job!

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Re: P B Smith "Master Caver" 1938 - 1998
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 11:57:56 am »
Well, they've done a great job printing previous volumes I've worked on, and it is good to support local outfits where possible - and they're only five mins from my home  :halo: