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Archive

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

At a meeting of the Registrars in May 2007 it was agreed to expand the MCR to include an archive; thus the name change to Mendip Cave Registry and Archive. The archive aims to provide a free digital information resource for cavers covering photographs, postcards, log books and publications.

Conservation

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Cave Conservation A cave is one of the most fascinating environments known to man. Each cave is almost a closed world and a clumsy intruder such as man always disturbs it. The slow steady dripping of water, over almost immeasurable time, has produced exquisite but fragile formations. The cave earth is the home for tiny creatures, bats find the cave environment ideal for winter hibernation, whilst various types of flora struggle for existence in the semi-dark zones. As you walk along you compac…

Conservation

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

Cave Conservation A cave is one of the most fascinating environments known to man. Each cave is almost a closed world and a clumsy intruder such as man always disturbs it. The slow steady dripping of water, over almost immeasurable time, has produced exquisite but fragile formations. The cave earth is the home for tiny creatures, bats find the cave environment ideal for winter hibernation, whilst various types of flora struggle for existence in the semi-dark zones. As you walk along you compac…

Films - [Films] Embedded Axbridge Ochre Cavern (1951)

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

There are currently three films in the archive. Netherworld Journey (G.B. Cave 1951) Length 26 Minutes SYNOPSIS Black & White, no sound. Title – “Netherworld Journey”. Frame 2 – “ A Bridge Studios Production. Reg Office 7 Binford Place, Bridgwater, Som. Telephone Bridgwater 3598”. Frame 3 – “Grateful thanks are extended to the following, whose help made this film possible:- UBSS, The 21 Club Caving Group, Wessex Cave Club”. Frame 4 – “In this mundane world it is refreshing to do something …

Documents

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

The documents are in Adobe's PDF format and you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them. Forms If you have any expense claims please use one of the following forms: * [CSCC Expenses Form (.pdf)] * [CSCC Expenses Form (Excel format)]

Documents

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

The documents are in Adobe's PDF format and you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them. Forms If you have any expense claims please use one of the following forms: * [CSCC Expenses Form (.pdf)] * [CSCC Expenses Form (Excel format)]

Original Articles

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

This section contains original articles of spelaeological interest [An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst] by Vince Simmonds (revised 2016). [Swildon's - What's in a name?] A Suggestion for the derivation of the name Swildon's by R. M. Taviner

Weil's Disease

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Weil’s disease is an illness caused by contact with the organism “Leptospira ictero-haemorrhagiae” carried in infected rats urine. Rats commonly live in farm yards and near water and it is known that the organism that causes the disease can live for some time in water. There is therefore a significant risk in caves carrying drainage from farm land, stables or quarries.

Weil's Disease

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

Weil’s disease is an illness caused by contact with the organism “Leptospira ictero-haemorrhagiae” carried in infected rats urine. Rats commonly live in farm yards and near water and it is known that the organism that causes the disease can live for some time in water. There is therefore a significant risk in caves carrying drainage from farm land, stables or quarries.

Documents

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

The documents are in Adobe's PDF format and you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them. Forms If you have any expense claims please use one of the following forms: * [CSCC Expenses Form (.pdf)] * [CSCC Expenses Form (Excel format)]

Archaeology

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

This section contains links and downloads pertaining to caves of archaeological interest. [A summary of an assemblage of bones and a pot sherd found in Wookey Hole cave, Mendip Hills, Somerset] by Vince Simmonds. [An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst] by Vince Simmonds (revised 2016).

Links

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

Links to other websites and resources related to our work. Maps BDCC Google Map of Mendip Caves - A map of the Mendip area with a flexible and useful selection of topological and geographical overlays is available from Bracknell District Caving Club. This displays cave locations and information from the CSCC Access Guide database.

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