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Offline The Old Ruminator

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Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« on: March 06, 2020, 07:21:22 am »


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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 03:12:00 pm »
How can I order by post?

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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2020, 07:05:55 pm »
Will ask about that tomorrow.

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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 05:20:23 pm »
A great evening and an excellent book (a must have really).

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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 06:48:34 pm »
A very intensively researched book given the disparity of the areas under consideration. The Brendon Hill iron mines are covered as well as Buckingham Mine on the Quantocks. All my old Quantock rambles from the 1960's are recorded as well as the meeting of two great Mendip minds ( not mines ! ) myself and a callow youth by the name of Peter Glanvill at Holwell Cavern. Lots of other useful notes on archeology, conservation and geology are included. Can't wait for volume two ( West Mendip apparently at the printers ). Volume 3 and 4 seem to be %80 complete but maybe in abeyance whilst a new Mendip Underground is completed. A waterproof sleeve is offered as separate but needs considerable dexterity in the fitting thereof. Such was the crush and excitement at the Hunters last night that I forgot to ask the author about distribution. I expect most Mendip clubs will have a source of supply.


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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 07:21:40 pm »
it should be in reputable bookshops too as it of much wider interest to other  than cavers

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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 09:19:59 pm »
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it should be in reputable bookshops
Picked up mine from an unreputable caving club...  The effort that's gone into cataloguing all the caves, mines and features is amazing. Didn't realise how much stuff is actually out there. Very well done indeed.

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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2020, 08:48:49 pm »
How do you buy a copy of this book, as i'm not based down in the Mendip's?

Will anybody be attending the BCA Council meeting in April from Somerset, where i could buy one (get money to somebody prior) then somebody bring it to the BCA Council meeting for me?

Wayne

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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2020, 11:05:51 pm »

Picked up mine from an unreputable caving club.
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Dispreputable surely?

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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2020, 11:52:50 pm »
Wayne - I expect Alan Butcher or Les Williams can be persuaded...

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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2020, 08:54:11 am »

Picked up mine from an unreputable caving club.

Dispreputable surely?


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This from somebody who took two toads into our dig ( he meant loads ) thus sparking a major amphibian cruelty alert.

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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2020, 10:32:10 am »
How do you buy a copy of this book, as i'm not based down in the Mendip's?
https://www.mcra.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=for_sale

(although caver post via the BCA council meeting would save the MCRA the postage costs)

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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 01:06:14 pm »
I ordered a copy of this book on the 13th March and it still has not arrived.  Has anybody had a problem?

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Re: Mendip Book Launch Sat. 7th March.
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2020, 04:54:03 pm »
Dispreputable surely?
Got to love it when you correct somebody with a spelling mistake...

(although caver post via the BCA council meeting would save the MCRA the postage costs)
Postage costs are extra to the cost of the book, so saves you money, rather than MCRA - however, it is currently not available, as dispatcher cannot get to the Post Office.

 

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