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Discovering Caves (Tony & Anne Oldham)
« on: September 29, 2018, 03:12:48 pm »
“Discovering Caves” by Tony & Anne Oldham (1972) First Edition.

A wonderful little book detailing the many show caves around the UK. Included (for each cave) are the details so often missing from other references, such as; the likely duration of your visit, the distance to explore (in your Sunday best), the name of the owners and, of course, opening times and parking facilities. Add to that a super description of each cave (with photographs) and you have a smashing reference book.

But wait, there’s more …. (and this is not a TV shopping channel) ….
Also included is a section on how caves are formed as well as a glossary of caving terms. Not only that but you are also impressed with a short section on “how to go caving”. If that is not enough, there is a list of additional reading material to devour if you find your appetite whet.

The format of this book and the accompanying photographs throughout make it a very easy (and valuable) read. Pretty impressive for 1972 especially since we had no internet back then, right?

A small tome of showy splendour.

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Ian


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Re: Discovering Caves (Tony & Anne Oldham)
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 04:42:22 pm »
Just seen this:

DISCOVERING CAVES by T & A Oldham. 1972  52 pp. maps, 8 B&W plates. biblio.  A guide to 39 show caves and mines in Britain.  Long out of print and highly sought after.  SB  Signed copy by both authors.  Money back guarantee that this signed copy will worth 10 times more after their deaths.  £5.00

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Re: Discovering Caves (Tony & Anne Oldham)
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 02:26:48 pm »
Just seen this:

DISCOVERING CAVES by T & A Oldham. 1972  52 pp. maps, 8 B&W plates. biblio.  A guide to 39 show caves and mines in Britain.  Long out of print and highly sought after.  SB  Signed copy by both authors.  Money back guarantee that this signed copy will worth 10 times more after their deaths.  £5.00

 :confused:  He must have known something.

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Re: Discovering Caves (Tony & Anne Oldham)
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2018, 01:17:19 am »
I suspect he was hedging his bets on the money back guarantee. Nice one Tony.

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Re: Discovering Caves (Tony & Anne Oldham)
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2018, 08:48:22 am »
Fantastic.

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