Hi Simon,I think that is a great idea! There are already several staff members at Swansea Uni who are cavers (myself included). We are South Wales Caving Club members. The uni could use its own club. There is definitely some interest in caving here - I have taken a fair number of Swansea Uni Mountaineering Club members caving over the past 5 years - and if there was an actual club here, I think more people may well come out of the woodwork. Perhaps liaising with South Wales Caving Club may also help to get things started?
Wasn't there a University College of Swansea Caving Club in the 1960s which published a journal called Speleotawe?You're certainly well placed. I wish you all the best with your endeavors.
There was a Swansea Uni Caving Club for many years and Paddy O’Reilly was a member.
Quote from: ptpeaty on November 28, 2018, 04:36:42 pmThere was a Swansea Uni Caving Club for many years and Paddy O’Reilly was a member. There's a memory to conjure with . I used to cave with Paddy in Ireland in about 1977. He was the the only Paddy O'Reilly in Ireland with a Welsh accent! If I remember rightly, he was largely responsible for the OFD survey that was published in about 1970.
I understand Paddy and his wife undertook to hand colour some of these surveys and almost went mad showing the many different levels. They were more like a work of modern art than a cave survey, I still treasure my copy.
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