Club News

Wealden Cave and Mine Society Wins Radiocarbon Dating Award

In the summer of 2017, I was made aware of a scheme to encourage community archaeological groups to submit material for radiocarbon dating. The scheme is known as the Community Archaeology Radiocarbon Dating (CARD) Fund, ...
Draenen - The Geryon

Draenen – The Geryon

Team: Claire Vivian and Tarquin Wilton-Jones Time: 12 hours. (Saturday 6th January) It all started off so well! Wake up a 5.30am. Yes. Taxi to train station at 6am. Yes. Catch train to Cardiff at ...
OFD1 to Cwm Dwr

OFD1 to Cwm Dwr

OFD1 to Cwm Dwr – Sun 10 December Team: Jo White, Helen Hooper, Andy Jones, Darren Mackenzie, Lee Smith, Ariana Preston Time: 4 hours New SWCC provisional member Ariana Preston tells us about her first ...
A Sterling Job!

A Sterling Job!

December 31st 2017 was a wonderful example of SWCC members coming together and proving that many hands make light of hard work. So read all about it or even better watch the video! Ashford Price, ...
White Powder Everywhere

White Powder Everywhere

Team: Paul Crowsley, Si Lowis, Lesley Markie, John Roe, Samsung S7, Claire Vivian, Neil Weymouth, Tarquin Wilton-Jones. Report and photos: Tarquin Wilton-Jones. This was a very welcome chance to visit one of my favourite caves ...
OFD1 in an evening

OFD1 in an evening

Team: Andrea Jessup, Matt Jones, Paul Tarrant, Claire Vivian This was a quick evening trip to introduce Andrea to OFD1 and let Matt have a chance to practice his routefinding skills on his second visit ...
More trips than you can shake a stick at!

More trips than you can shake a stick at!

Team: Andrew McLeod, Bob Hall, Duncan Hornby, Helen Stewart, Jo White, Malcolm Stewart, Mason Davis, Morgan Specht,Trevor Rogers, Richard Sore, Tarquin Wilton-Jones Date 18th November - 19th November A few of us arrived at the ...

News: Bristol Students Surveying in Co. Clare

At the beginning of the summer break of 2017, six members of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society (UBSS) travelled to County Clare on our annual Ireland expedition. Our main objective was to continue the ...
Alton Towers doesn't disappoint!

Alton Towers doesn’t disappoint!

Lucy Archer, Barbara Lane, Angie Peacock, Claire Vivian A small group of us thought we would scare ourselves silly by visiting Alton Towers for Scarefest on the weekend before Halloween. There were dancing zombies and ...

Chunky and Caver Keith Wow The Wessex

After dinner speakers R us Only 9 days before the event Les Williams contacted Mark and asked if he was free on 21st October as he needed an after dinner speaker for the 83rd Wessex ...
Mud, Water and Zombies...

Mud, Water and Zombies…

Team: Gian Ameri, Stuart Bennett, Derek Cousins, Duncan Hornby, Kevin Munn, Pam Munn, Phill Thomas, Morgan Specht, Helen Stewart, Claire Vivian, Jo White, Tarquin Wilton-Jones Dates: 14th -15th October 2017 Saturday Staying at the TSG ...

News: Tratman Award 2016

The Tratman Award 2016 The prestigious Tratman Award, administered by the Ghar Parau Foundation, is given annually to a caving-related paper-based publication in memory of caver and archaeologist E.K. Tratman who died in 1978. The ...