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Glitch in Open Day booking system
A small glitch in the system stopped people from confirming Alderley Open Day bookings. This has now been fixed and the booking system is up and running.
Hidden Earth successes
Congratulations to Tom and Lauren for winning a distinction and several merit awards in the Photo Salon at Hidden Earth. This is fitting recognition for the superb pictures both of them (and others in the Club) are achieving. The picture of Bill in Lenny's Cave gained the distinction.
The Story of Alderley
This 1000-page book covering all the work done during the Alderley Edge Landscape Project (1995-2005) is nearing publication. Manchester University Press is hoping to release it in February 2016 after many years gestation (more than an elephant takes, anyway). This tome will have 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. Copies may be available at a discounted price to Club members so watch this space. For any more information, contact the Club.
The next Open Weekend is some time off but bookings can now be made. The Open Days are likely to be 23rd and 24th April 2016 at Engine Vein. The following Open Weekend will probably be 3rd and 4th September 2016. 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.
The Club Dinner for 2015 has been booked for 28th November at Cheadle Royal. Details are available for non-members and members who can book and pay on-line. It's a great social occasion - try to be there!
Bookable trips down the Alderley Mines
Small groups an individuals can now book direct onto a DCC mine trip using www.eventbrite.co.uk website. The first planned visit can be viewed HERE. Other ways of visiting the mines can be found HERE.
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.
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.
Copyright DCC and Nigel Dibben: 2015
Last updated: 15/09/2015
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