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by Jenny Potts
Mon 05 Jan 2009 23:48
Forum: Derbyshire Caving Association
Topic: Youds Level Pollution
Replies: 0
Views: 13487

Youds Level Pollution

Youd's Level Pollution We have just received a report of very serious pollution in Youd's Level. Despite all efforts and apparent success in getting it cleaned up, it's now worse than it's ever been. Rats were seen down there too - DANGER OF WEIL'S DISEASE! It's been reported to the appropriate auth...
by Jenny Potts
Mon 05 Jan 2009 23:47
Forum: Caving
Topic: Youd's Level Pollution
Replies: 0
Views: 7692

Youd's Level Pollution

Youd's Level Pollution We have just received a report of very serious pollution in Youd's Level. Despite all efforts and apparent success in getting it cleaned up, it's now worse than it's ever been. Rats were seen down there too - DANGER OF WEIL'S DISEASE! It's been reported to the appropriate auth...
by Jenny Potts
Thu 14 Aug 2008 15:18
Forum: Derbyshire Caving Association
Topic: Access to Long Rake Mine, Bradwell
Replies: 1
Views: 12777

Sorry, but all access to Long Rake Mine is suspended for the present owing to the presence of CARBON MONOXIDE encountered on 24 May 2008.

The matter is being investigated but at present the source is not known.
by Jenny Potts
Mon 02 Jun 2008 21:14
Forum: Derbyshire Caving Association
Topic: WARNING - Bad Air in Long Rake Mine, Bradwell Moor
Replies: 0
Views: 8945

WARNING - Bad Air in Long Rake Mine, Bradwell Moor

2 cavers on a trip in Long Rake Mine, Bradwell Moor, during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend encountered "bad air", stated to be carbon monoxide. They were so badly affected that, after they had surfaced, they had to call the emergency services to take them to hospital for emergency treatment and wer...
by Jenny Potts
Mon 02 Jun 2008 21:12
Forum: Caving
Topic: WARNING - Bad Air in Long Rake Mine, Bradwell Moor
Replies: 0
Views: 9004

WARNING - Bad Air in Long Rake Mine, Bradwell Moor

2 cavers on a trip in Long Rake Mine, Bradwell Moor, during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend encountered "bad air", stated to be carbon monoxide. They were so badly affected that, after they had surfaced, they had to call the emergency services to take them to hospital for emergency treatment and wer...
by Jenny Potts
Sun 30 Mar 2008 14:06
Forum: Derbyshire Caving Association
Topic: Suicide Cave warning
Replies: 1
Views: 15268

The lower crawl in Suicide Cave has now collapsed completey and is no longer accessible.

The pitch route is fully accessible to all who want to visit the further reaches of the cave.
by Jenny Potts
Sun 30 Mar 2008 14:03
Forum: Derbyshire Caving Association
Topic: Access to Rowter Hole and JH
Replies: 1
Views: 15046

The shaft top at Rowter Pot has now been completely reconstructed and a new lid installed. The job has been done by a group of volunteers working for DCA on behalf of local cavers and was completed, after several month's work, at the beginning of March 2008. Thanks are due to all those who put in an...
by Jenny Potts
Fri 28 Mar 2008 17:12
Forum: Derbyshire Caving Association
Topic: Giants Hole & Oxlow
Replies: 0
Views: 9233

Giants Hole & Oxlow

DCA has just been informed that the charge for Giants has been raised to £3.00. According to our informant: "There's a big sign pinned to the side of the box where you fill out your envelope and post it, which says quite clearly that it's now £3 each." DCA Access Officer will be querying this but do...
by Jenny Potts
Fri 28 Mar 2008 17:05
Forum: Derbyshire Caving Association
Topic: Re-capping Rowter Hole
Replies: 1
Views: 10285

Many thanks to the group of cavers who have now finished the brand new lid on Rowter Pot. A mighty task done under winter conditions! So, all's open now and you can help yourselves again once lambing is finished at the end of May. Ask permission at Rowter Farm, be prepared to pay a small trespass fe...
by Jenny Potts
Fri 04 Jan 2008 12:14
Forum: Caving
Topic: Derbyshire Access Updates
Replies: 0
Views: 9389

Derbyshire Access Updates

Note that updates to access for Derbyshire Caves are regularly posted on the BCA website in the Derbyshire Caving Association section. They are also posted on DCA's own website at http://www.theDCA.org.uk. DCA is is the process of producing a new "Peak District Access and Rigging Guide", which we ho...
by Jenny Potts
Fri 04 Jan 2008 12:09
Forum: Derbyshire Caving Association
Topic: Access to Long Rake Mine, Bradwell
Replies: 1
Views: 12777

Access to Long Rake Mine, Bradwell

Phone (or write) to Mr. STEVEN Hadfield, Oakhouse Farm, Smalldale, Buxton, SK17 8AE (tel. 01298-22139) at least 48 hours in advance. (Note that there are 2 Mr. Hadfields on that number and it is STEVEN you need to contact.) Please give details of intended trip, name of club and numbers involved. Avo...
by Jenny Potts
Fri 28 Dec 2007 18:27
Forum: Caving
Topic: Re-Capping Rowter Hole, Derbyshire
Replies: 0
Views: 9326

Re-Capping Rowter Hole, Derbyshire

DCA are currently in the process of Recapping Rowter Hole in the Castleton SSSI. The old cap is being removed, and a new cap will be constructed at the top of the shaft. The mine will have to be closed until this work is complete, we anticipate that this work will take one month so we would apprecia...
by Jenny Potts
Fri 28 Dec 2007 18:25
Forum: Derbyshire Caving Association
Topic: Re-capping Rowter Hole
Replies: 1
Views: 10285

Re-capping Rowter Hole

DCA are currently in the process of Recapping Rowter Hole in the Castleton SSSI. The old cap is being removed, and a new cap will be constructed at the top of the shaft. The mine will have to be closed until this work is complete, we anticipate that this work will take one month so we would apprecia...
by Jenny Potts
Thu 01 Mar 2007 19:14
Forum: Derbyshire Caving Association
Topic: Access to Rowter Hole and JH
Replies: 1
Views: 15046

Access to Rowter Hole and JH

The farmer at Rowter Farm, Mr. Hall, has just informed us that the fees for access for JH and Rowter Hole have been increased to £2.00. Other access arrangements remain the same. (Note that cavers are asked to stay away during lambing time: April/May.) The lid on Rowter is in poor condition and curr...
by Jenny Potts
Mon 19 Feb 2007 22:17
Forum: BCA
Topic: DIM versus CIM
Replies: 5
Views: 21666

The decision that ordinary Club members (CIMs) cannot become BCRA members without upgrading to a DIM is a question you should ask BCRA. It was a decision made by BCRA so, if you are or were a member, or your friend was a member, you were welcome to attend the BCRA AGM when it was discussed and have ...