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Happy New Year!!
« on: December 31, 2017, 11:10:07 am »


Happy New Year!!

2017 was a busy year for UKC with over 2.1 million page views, blimey :)

Many interesting subjects were discussed, here are just a few examples:

Cavers love to hear about exploration - Any new finds?
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22427.0

Caving dogs:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=20947.0

How many cavers are there?
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21184.0

If the Three Counties were Mont Blanc
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22762.0

Caving with diabetes:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22721.0

Events were publicsied - the launch of Northern Caves for example:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22363.0

Concerns over pubs - The Martons is thankfully back open and thriving:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=11612.0
and hopefully all's getting back to normal at The Hunters:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22871.0

Tales of cleaning up our caves. The Alum Pot clean up with some fab photos:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21869.0

Bolting of Rowter Hole:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21432.0

'dem bones, 'dem bones - stopped the digging at Eldon
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=18285.0

Didn't even know there were glow worms in the UK!
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21956.0

Digging - things that should be looked at again - no wonder this was a popular topic:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=604.0

Break throughs :)
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21415.0

Croesor Mine warning:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=19857.0

A number of threads on Ogof Draenan - take your pick.  Discussed in depth.

A return to Reservoir Hole:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22559.0

Tankard Shaft dig - so popular.  Any news?
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=19501.0

Caving songs - tra la la
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=20559.0

Iceland:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=19087.0

The rope sponsorship to expeditions led to some excellent threads:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22020.0

Commercial caving:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21386.0

The deadly croll:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=20777.0

Wellies:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21534.0

Revival of a great topic - best Yorkshire Photo to date:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=16337.0

Welsh Wezzit - soon will catch up Mendip Wezzit!
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22135.0

Adventures Underground:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21777.0

There are so many more - thank you to everyone who started a new topic  :thumbsup:

Highlights this year for me included:

In June www.newtocaving.com was launched and we were delighted with the positive response.  Top priority for early 2018 is to update the contacts page - apologies to those clubs who have asked to be listed - we will be on it asap, promise!

Visiting Westminster representing BCA at mend our Mountains:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22774.0

Being photographed by Chunky in Easegill - it's a wonderful photograph I just love - thank you Mark & Jess Burkey.

Not so fun - receiving messages berating the forum and only to see the same folks posting merrily away on facebook:
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/may/21/has-facebook-become-forum-misogyny-racism  :confused:

However if you can't beat them.....the UKC facebook page now has 2100 'likes'.  Love it or loathe it, there's no denying it's a great way of promoting the forum.  Sharing and liking UKC posts is a good way of supporting the forum, thank you.

Failed at:  Getting UKC mugs to folks I've promised them to - will try to do better in 2018!  :coffee:

Thank you to every caver who has posted on the forum and of course to the Moderators for all their help and advice. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Have a wonderful 2018, all the best, Pegasus & Badlad












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Re: Happy New Year!!
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 12:23:33 pm »
A prosperous and productive New Year to you both! UKC is 99% brilliant - keep up the good work!

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Re: Happy New Year!!
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 03:23:56 pm »
Thanks UK Caving and a Happy New Year to you. To all the cavers out there here is to great explorations and finds in 2018, Happy New Year to you all

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Re: Happy New Year!!
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 04:13:43 pm »
Happy New Year everyone and enjoy caving !

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Re: Happy New Year!!
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 06:49:31 pm »
Happy new year Peggy  :kiss2: