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Launch of the Story of Alderley
The launch of the book, the Story of Alderley will take place at the Festival Hall, Alderley Edge on 26th February from 6.30 to 8.30. All welcome. Copies of the book will be available on the day at a heavily discounted price. For more details, download the flyer here. A flyer with the discounted launch price and an order form is available here.
The Story of Alderley
This 1000-page book covering all the work done during the Alderley Edge Landscape Project (1995-2005) is being released for sale at the end of January. This tome has chapters on mining, social history, botany, biology, geology, and a great deal more. It is complementary to the archaeology report that was published in 2005. There will be two release events, one in Manchester and one at Alderley Edge. DCC members will be welcome at the Alderley Edge event on 26th February at the Festival Hall. Anyone bringing £30 will be able to buy a copy there. The discounted price to members is then £40 until the end of June after which the normal price of £50 will apply. For any more information, contact the Club.
Members of the DCC need to be aware that the Club subscriptions and BCA insurance fees are due from January 1st. The subscription rate will be going up from the end of March so get your subs in sooner rather than later. The insurance rate is the same as last year. Details are on the members' pages.
Annual Dinner awards
Congratulations to Dave D and Anton P for winning the awards for Caver of the Year and Mighty Miner. All other awards can be read (by members) on the handbook page.
The next Open Weekend is approaching and bookings can be made. The Open Days are 23rd and 24th April 2016 at Engine Vein. The following Open Weekend will be 3rd and 4th September 2016 at Wood Mine. There are plenty of spaces available for reservation and space is always left available for people turning up on the day.
Open Days are not the only way to arrange a visit, go to our general page on visiting the mines to find out more.
Trips down the Alderley Mines
Do you want a trip down the mine but don't want to wait until the Open Weekend? Do you have a group who want to visit the mines? Do you have some form of special needs? Then you should contact Paul Stubbs who organises trips on behalf of the Club. Most trips are on Tuesday evenings but it is possible to vary this. Paul can be contacted on 0161 493 3132. There is more about visiting the mines on this website, just go to www.derbyscc.org.uk/visiting to find out about trips.
Caving and mining log
The most recent items on the caving and mining log can now be viewed in brief in this panel. Click on the section below that says: news | events | log. Remember to add a record of your own trips.
New Alderley book
The new edition of Chris Carlon's Alderley Edge Mines book is NOW AVAILABLE. The book has been heavily revised and describes all the main mines in detail. It remains a useful companion to the Alderley Edge Story being published in 2016. Contact Nigel for further details. The cost is £12 plus postage.
Members may be able to view more events on the DCC calendar that we do not make public.
Members may be able to view more log entries on the DCC log that we do not make public.
In case of emergency at Alderley Edge, call POLICE 999 and ask for DERBYSHIRE CAVE RESCUE. They will call out local team members.
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Last updated: 29/10/2015
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