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MINE TRIPS UNDER COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
The Club is working on a way of restarting Alderley mine trips for the public under Covid restrictions. It is likely that they will be restricted to 6 people plus leaders. We have a checking-in form that now lists the special conditions under Covid and also takes track and trace details. When these trips become available, we will publicise them on this site and Facebook and set up provisions for booking. It is likely that this will not be before Cheshire and Manchester return to Tier 1 or maybe Tier 2 Covid risk status. For more information, contact alderleymines [at] derbyscc.org.uk.
Annual Dinner 2020 cancelled
With gatherings limited to 30 people or less at present and about a month to the dinner, we have decided to cancel the annual dinner in 2020. Sadly, this was to be a major event of the 60th year and will vhave to take place in 2021 instead. The summer bash was also postponed to next year so let's just hope that Covid comes under better control and we can re-plan these events.
BCA advice on Covid19 and caving
The BCA has issued an updated statement on caving and Covid. It is well worth reading and can be downloaded at this link. Active caving and mining members are strongly advised to read it.
Caving during the crisis - update
The Committee feels that the time has come when we can relax our policy a little on caving during the crisis. Our advice is that small groups (3 or 4 members) could go caving under these conditions: (a) that you do not go if you have any suspicion of being infected, (b) that you maintain a safe distance so far as is possible (i.e. 2 metres), (c) that you avoid difficult or dangerous trips that make rescue more likely and (d) that you take more care than usual to maintain good hygiene. Face masks obviously make a difference but we appreicate that they are not always practicable. Allan is hoping to restart some SRT practice for small groups and there will undoubtedly be some jobs at Alderley where help is required.
Coronavirus and trips to the mines
In view of the outbreak of Coronavirus, we have now cancelled all future mine trips and the Open Weekend in September. The next Open Weekend should be in April 2021 when we can only hope that the crisis has past its peak.
DCC Shop now open
The pages on the website where T-shirts, hoodies, badges, etc can be bought have been revamped. The stock of each size is shown. Members can use this page and others (non-members) can use this page. When you buy an item, you will be taken to PayPal and will see your "cart" so that you can change the quantity or add more items. If you want the items posting to you, please add an appropriate amount for post and packing. If you try to order more than there is stock, you will be charged by PayPal but the Treasurer can refund you for the items unavailable.
Although the events on this website have details of trips during the year, members will find more details on the Club Facebook page. Use the link at the bottom of the home page and members' pages to go to the Club Facebook page.
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 and from the Club shop. 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 POST FREE from Nigel.
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.
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.
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