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Given that most people have access now to wider screens on their laptops, tablets and PCs, I felt it was time to bring the website a little bit more up to date. The screen width is now 1200 pixels which makes for shorter pages and more space for photos. I have also added a new feature to the home page; this is still subject to some more development. There are a lot of pages on the site and quite a number will need tweaking as pictures need to be moved (and often pages need updating as well). Therefore it may be a while before everything is back to normal. Any serious issues, PLEASE let the webmaster know as soon as possible so that they can be quickly fixed.
The 2017 Open Weekend at Wood Mine is now history. A couple of hundred visitors went round the mine and many of them had an adventurous time in the Wiggly Worm crawl. Many thanks to all the DCC members and friends who turned out to make the event such a success; the weather was kind to us with sun on the Saturday and only a very little drizzle on Sunday. Preparations will now be started for the next Open Weekend which is April 21st-2nd at Engine Vein Mine. For more information including the booking form (which is now available), you can click here. For trips down the mines at other times of the year, you can click here.
Anton has been busy and set up dates for a load of meets, at least one a month. Have a look at the list (click the link below the news).
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.
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.
This is a picture of the main passage in Lennie's Cave at Secadura, near Matienzo in Northern Spain. The cave is named in memory of Len Gee. There are two entrances but the one usually used is a flat out crawl that leads to a large chamber. See more pictures in the caving gallery. These pictures will be changed from time to time.
This was taken in a chert mine in Derbyshire. After the chert (a form of silica) had been extracted, the waste was left in the mine retained by walls such as the one on the right.
Two flashes have been used so as to gain perspective. The nearby flash was not on the camera so as to avoid spots on the picture and to provide a bit of shadow behind the nearby objects.
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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