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NAMHO Conference 2017
The NAMHO Conference in 2017 is being held in Surrey and Kent under the leadership of the Wealden Cave and Mine Society. The venue will be Godstone and camping will be available. The dates are Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June 2017. The booking form and other detail will be available via the NAMHO website (www.namho.org) in due course.
DCRO rescue practice
There is a practice rescue at Alderley Edge on Sunday 20th November. This will include a range of exercises and could be very interesting for recent joiners. All members are encouraged to attend as this is good experience and also shows the DCRO our commitment to cave rescue. For further details, please contact Nigel.
Annual Dinner 2016
The Dinner and Dance will be held on 26th November at Stockport Masonic Guildhall, a venue we have used at least twice before. We have arranged a live band for a change. Tickets from Lauren or Nigel or go to the members' area of the website where you can reserve a place on-line. The main course will be a carvery with vegetarian options available. The Dinner is always a great social event and a chance for partners to meet. Normally, at least 50 to 60 attend so make sure you get there. At the Dinner, we also give out awards for Caver of the Year, Mighty Miner and so on.
The next Open Weekend will be at Engine Vein mine. The Open Days are 22nd and 23rd April 2017, the weekend between Easter and the Bank Holiday. There are places to book on both days and space is always left available for people turning up on the day. For more information including the booking form and a map of how to get there, you can click here. For trips down the mines at other times of the year, you can click here.
The Story of Alderley
This 1000-page book covering all the work done during the Alderley Edge Landscape Project (1995-2005) is now on general sale. This splendid tome has chapters on mining, social history, botany, biology, geology, and a great deal more. A quarter of the pages are dedicated to mining and geology. It is complementary to the archaeology report that was published in 2005. The price is £50 but ask Nigel who has some copies for sale for £35 each.
It is likely that the earlier archaeological report will be reprinted as the original print run has been sold out.
For any more information, contact the Club.
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. 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 plus postage.
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.
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.
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