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Those of you who know Bill and Ollie from Wales, past members of the Club, will be sad to hear that Bill died on 29th January. He has been undergoing treatment for cancer for some time and the treatment appeared to be quite successful but sadly he suffered from another problem in his last few days and he died quite suddenly. If anyone wants to know more about Bill and Ollie or wants to send their respects to Ollie, just let me (Nigel) know. A commemomoration of Bill's life was held on 16th February near his home and was attended by his family and friends from the locality and also from his past in Stockport. Another piece of DCC history passes.
New arrangements for Alderley Mine trips
Following the retirement of the trip organiser who has managed public trips on behalf of the Club for many years, we have adopted an on-line booking system for future trips. In addition to the trips run through the Cheshire East Ranger Service, we have allocated ten Tuesdays in the year (there is one Tuesday each month) for a public trip which is bookable in advance. Whether you are an individual or represent a family or group, you can book up to 28 places on each trip (subject to availability). To book a trip, please go to the 'bookable trips' page on this website and complete the details. The first such trip is in November 2018 and trips have been arranged up to December 2019.
Rob has been busy and set up dates for a load of meets, at least one a month. Have a look at the list here or on Facebook (click the link below the news).
More about the Alderley Mines
The new edition of Chris Carlon's Alderley Edge Mines book is for sale from the publisher and from Amazon. Copies are also available at the Club's Open Weekends. The book has been heavily revised and describes all the main mines in detail. It remains a useful companion to the Alderley Edge Story published in 2016. Contact Nigel for further details. The cost is £12 plus postage.
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.
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.
Only cavers rescue cavers from caves. It may sound obvious but the other public rescue services are not equipped or trained whereas cave rescue organisations throughout Britain are always prepared. They are staffed totally by volunteers and receive virtually no state funding, relying instead on donations and sponsorship. At this practice, a casualty with a heart complaint was evacuated from Engine Vein.
Molino is a large cave in the Matienzo valley which is particularly easy to visit and is often used as an introductory trip for new cavers in the area. The entrance is a massive river sink and the river can be followed to a sump which has been dived to a large resurgence, also in the valley. The picture shows some of the massive stalactites in the roof of the cave.
The next public event at the Alderley Edge mines is an evening trip at Wood Mine on Tuesday 05/03/2019.To find out if there is still space available, go to the booking page.
In case of emergency at Alderley Edge, call POLICE 999 and ask for DERBYSHIRE CAVE RESCUE. They will call out local team members. Do NOT call for the Fire Brigade.