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Offline Tim Pickering

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2018, 01:50:36 pm »
Why not approach HE establishments? I know our uni often hosts conferences. The only thing missing from the list would be camping but if it's not during term time then halls are available. There's also a posh hotel on campus for the more discerning traveller! I should imagine most HE institutions have similar facilities. Maybe worth trying University of Sheffield or Sheffield Hallam? The Peak District is easily accessible from Sheffield. They have a uni caving club so it might be worth dropping them a line?

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2018, 09:26:40 am »
the agricultural colleges might have space for camping too

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2018, 10:49:10 am »
I know two agricultural colleges one called reaseheath in cheshire (nantwich) https://www.reaseheath.ac.uk

Then theres another near york called askham bryan.
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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2018, 09:13:49 am »
I've had a think about the idea of only having regional events. Great idea which gets people to visit different caving areas. Happy to support them, but suspect I wouldn't go to all of them.

I have been going to Hidden Earth since the UMIST days, and value the chance to see what people are doing both at home and abroad, and meet cavers from all over ( and a bit too closely if you remember the days of the ceilidh and stomps!). I'd miss it if it didn't happen.

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2018, 10:14:07 am »
Is there any update possible yet on the likely location of this year's BCA conference? (Just asking as it'd be useful to know which part of the country it's likely to be in.)

Thanks.

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2018, 02:18:44 pm »
Can nobody help with this query?  September isn't that far away.

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2018, 07:06:54 pm »
as I understand the organisers are still talking to potential venues. But maybe there is some light at the end of the tunnel, although this is third hand info, so would need some one from the committee to confirm

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2018, 07:15:27 pm »
Thanks Badger - I'm sure those involved are doing their level best to get it sorted.

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2018, 10:55:59 am »
Rumour in the cafe this weekend was that Hidden Earth was going to be in Mold, North Wales, but that is just rumour.

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2018, 11:07:07 am »
Rumour in the cafe this weekend was that Hidden Earth was going to be in Mold, North Wales, but that is just rumour.
Heard the same rumour a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2018, 01:41:38 pm »
Rumour in the cafe this weekend was that Hidden Earth was going to be in Mold, North Wales, but that is just rumour.

I'd actually be able to go for a change.
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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2018, 02:00:20 pm »
We come to drink your Brains......
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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2018, 06:58:48 pm »
We come to drink your Brains......

You're welcome.  Just keep your hands off our Purple Moose. :)

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2018, 07:23:13 pm »
Rumour in the cafe this weekend was that Hidden Earth was going to be in Mold, North Wales, but that is just rumour.

There used to be a right good fish and chip shop in Mold; a handy spot to know when on the way back from a weekend's climbing in Snowdonia. Apparently (so I heard recently) it's still there.

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2018, 08:09:38 am »
It's called the big fish, there is also a family run butchers called hulsons who make the best pies in the area

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2018, 12:38:09 pm »
If the next one is at Mould that is extraordinary. Anyone attending
Hidden Earth   for the last ten years could have been fooled into thinking
that there was no Limestone and no caves in North Wales .Don't think
some locals are going to like this ! :clap2:

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2018, 10:42:58 pm »
If the next one is at Mould that is extraordinary. Anyone attending
Hidden Earth   for the last ten years could have been fooled into thinking
that there was no Limestone and no caves in North Wales .Don't think
some locals are going to like this ! :clap2:

Some locals are going to love ❤ it

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2018, 11:36:40 am »
If it is in Mold, I hope there will be a couple of lectures on N. Wales limestone/caves/mines. I'd definitely be popping across for those.



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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2018, 02:33:39 pm »
I'll be able to use my bus pass.......

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2018, 05:37:28 pm »
If it is in Mold, I hope there will be a couple of lectures on N. Wales limestone/caves/mines. I'd definitely be popping across for those.
Why not do a lecture yourself,your probably knowledgeable enough.
Would be great to get crispyn to give one but he hates public speaking  :weep:

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2018, 05:00:36 pm »
I have a spare copy of Caves of North Wales if anyone is interested.