A recent meeting with a few ex-members of the Club made me think that an "old" rogues gallery could be useful. Some of these are current members but others may not have been in the Club for a while and may in fact have passed on to the great white cave in the sky but they should not be forgotten. The page will grow as and when I can find photos (and the time to post them here).
|Tom Fowden was an Honorary Member for all his work at Alderley Edge as the Wizard and for looking after the museum. He died in 2000.||Todge (Alan Burgess) was an Honorary Life Member. He was in at the very start of the DCC having previously caved with the Stockport Potholers and Climbers Club and the Orpheus Caving Club (Northern section). He died in 2011.||Granville Shillito who was one time secretary and then Honorary Life Member of the Club. He was known for his fabulous storytelling. He died in 2010.|
|Phil Boardman||Arthur Ball, Founder Member and Honorary Life
Member, second from left with Dale Street, David Ball and Jock.
Arthur died in 2011.
|Stan Gee at a Stockport carnival in 1972. He died ten years later|
|Ben has gone to meet his maker after trips down Wood Mine, Engine Vein, mines in Derbyshire and even an Irish cave.||Jid Jordan||Len|
|Still very much with us|
|John New at Monyash. Still close to the Club and now an Honorary Associate Member.||Alan Gamble, also an Honorary Associate Member after being linked with the DCC for many years||Len Airey who was involved in some of the early Apuan Alps expeditions|
|Bryan was a regular member
in the 1970s
|Harry, ex Orpheus and DCC, a retired caver who fancies drinking mud from a glass in preference to direct from a sump||Bert and Nisha Lewis at
Poynton Folk Club in the 1970s
Bill and Ollie live in mid-Wales
|Bryan and Ethel, Stan's former partner|
|Vera (right) with Todge in West Mine at his 60th birthday|
Acknowledgments to the various photographers whose copyright is retained on individual pictures on this page including Neil Garrard, Jerry Brookes and Mary Rooney.
Copyright DCC and Nigel Dibben: 2013
Last updated: 10/01/2012
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