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The Open Weekend at Engine Vein is now upon us. The Open Days are 25th and 26th April 2015 and space is always left available for people turning up on the day. There are still places to book on both days. For more information including a map of how to get ther, you can click here .
Exhibition of Alderley photos
A set of Ed's photos blown up to great size is now set up in the room that used to be the general information room at the Edge, next to the Museum. The pictures are excellent. This is a permanent exhibition to show people what is under their feet at Alderley. There may be an official opening date later but the gallery was open to visitors at Easter.
DCRO Intro Session
The Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation (DCRO) is holding an introductory session for anyone interested in joining the DCRO or even just finding out what it does. There are chances to try stretcher carrying, first aid, hauling, comms, etc and it is also a good opportunity to meet other team members. For further details, have a word with Nigel, Allan, Kieran or Steve. The session is on Saturday 9th May at Buxton Fire Station, the DCRO base, and I hope the Club will be represented.
Loss of past members
Sadly, we have to report the loss of two past members in recent days. On 16th March, Pete Borthwick who caved and dug in the Peak District with Colin Darroch, died at the age of 82. Pete had been a policeman rising to the rank of Police Inspector. He was active in the 1950s, 60s and 70s digging at, amongst other places, Car Pot and Gautries Hole at Perryfoot.
On 24th March, we lost Phill Taylor who has been battling prostate cancer for several years. Our thoughts go especially to Elaine who was so close to Phill and provided much of the care Phill needed in his closing years. Phill's funeral is in early April. Anyone wanting to know more about either past member can contact the Club.
New facility for members to put up NEWS items
A new feature on the members' pages allows members to put up a news item. This is coupled with a scrolling news section on the members' home page. This news shows all the public items and also items private to the club members. To set up a news item, go to the news creation page. Members will need to log in to use these links.
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 The Alderley Edge mines book is NOW AVAILABLE. Contact Nigel for further details.
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, please call 999 and ask for DERBYSHIRE CAVE RESCUE. They will call out local team members.
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Last updated: 09/01/2015
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