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BCA Membership cards
The issue with membership cards has now been resolved and almost all current members should have received them. If you have not, please contact the Treasurer. Please make sure you keep the club aware of your current address as you will not get your membership cards if you do not keep the club's records up to date.
Coronavirus and trips to the mines
With some relaxation in Coronavirus precautions, we have now resumed limited trips to the mines. There are small trips to Wood Mine each month (third Tuesday evening of the month) and we have planned an Open Weekend in September. Group sizes on both are smaller than normal. We would urge everyone attending either the group trips or the Open Weekend to self-test before arriving and to take all reasonable precautions to protect themselves and others from the risk of spreading COVID.
Please remember that the leaders are all unpaid volunteers, many of whom have day jobs so the consequences of infection or even of self-isolation can be serious.
ANNUAL SUBS DUE
Despite the general lack of activity during the year, some caving is still taking place and we still get a few visitors to the mines so we still have to cover these expenses. Therefore, this is a reminder that subs are now due again for the year 2021 (renewal date is 1 January). The normal subscription and BCA insurance remain the same so the amount due from full caving members is £30. Please pay on-line if possible (there are bank details on the members areas of the website) or send a cheque to the Treasurer.
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.
The next public event at the Alderley Edge mines is an evening trip at Wood Mine - Family trip on Thursday 12/08/2021.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.