Journals sales

From 1960, a comprehensive record of early to current club activity and exploration is contained in the Club Journals and Occasional publications and an archiving project to scan them is ongoing.

Now that the majority are now out of print, the archiving project has the added benefit of making copies accessible to purchase.
If the required Journal is not in the list, click here to contact the Journal editor as hard copies may still be available.

Below is a list of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club (SMCC) Journals which have been made available to download or ordered as a paperback book from lulu.com.

Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 3 No. 1: May 1961
This issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal has articles on Shatter Passage and the Double Trouble Series in Swildon's Hole and a report on diving in Springhead Rising.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 3 No. 2: November 1961
This issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal cover exploration in Swildon's Hole (Swildon's 7 and Double Trouble Series), the Carricknacoppan Caves in Fermanagh, Ireland and Mike Boon's famous article about cave diving on air.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 3 No. 3: May 1962
From Fermanagh surveys of Aughaheeran Pot and McGovan's Boulder cave and a report on cave diving are published in this issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal. There is also a report on diving Sump Three in Swildon's Hole and an article on the use of Rhodamine B for water tracing.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 3 No. 4: November 1962
This Journal has articles on Grapa Jama in Yugoslavia (now Slovenia), diving in Stoke Lane Slocker, Bottlehead Slocker and exploration of the Double Trouble Series, Swildon's Hole. There is also a report on the formation of the Charterhouse Caving Committee and an obituary for Jack Waddon.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 3 No. 5: May 1963
This issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal has articles on climbing Cowsh Avens and diving in Swildom's Hole. There are also reports on discoveries in Ogof Daren Cilau and a dive in Agen Allwedd's downstream sump. Finally there ia an article on bacteriological tests of some cave waters and two book reviews.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 3 No. 6: November 1963
The Series 3 No. 6 issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal has a detailed report on the 1963 Gouffre Berger Expedition, a survey of Swildon's Seven and a report on caves on Steepholm Island.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 3 No. 7: May 1964
Explorations in Mossdale Caverns and St. Cuthbert's Swallet are reported in the Series 3 No. 7 issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal. There is also an article on Cheddar Cliff Cave, an obituary for Alan Clegg and a book review.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 3 No. 8: November 1964
Reports and surveys from Holwell Cavern on the Quantock Hills and two caves at Cannington are published in Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Seris 3 No. 8. There are also two book reviews.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 3 No. 9: May 1965
The Series 3 No. 9 issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal has reports on diving in the Predjama System, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia) and climbing in Blue Pencil Aven, Swildon's Hole. There are also two book reviews.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 3 No. 10: November 1965
The Series 3 No. 10 issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal has a survey of an extension to Holwell Cavern, Quantock Hills, a description of a mounting fo cave survey instruments and a historical report on a flood in Eastwater Cavern. there is also a book review.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 4 No. 1: June 1966
The Series 4 No. 1 issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal has the Discovery of downstream section of St. Catherine's 2, Co Clare, Ireland, Survey of an extension to Lost John's Cave, North Yorkshire, Some caves of North Wales and a survey of Cefn Cave, Denbighshire.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 4 No. 2: November 1966
The Series 4 No. 2 issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal has articles on Lundy, North Devon, Traverse closure (and other errors) in cave surveying, the Paignton Zoo caves, South Devon and a review of The Journal of the Mendip Nature Research Committee Vol. 2 No. 1 (November 1965).
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 4 No. 3: June 1967
The Series 4 No. 3 issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal has articles on Expedition Planning & Associated Problems, Review: Lancaster Hole & the East Gill Caverns, A New Survey of Holwell Cavern, Hyatt's Hill Cave - Preliminary Report and Review: Studies in Speleology.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 4 No. 4: December 1967
The Series 4 No. 4 issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal has articles on Lundy, North Devon, 1967, 'Fibron' Tapes for Cave Surveying, Review: Expedition '67 to Gouffre Berger and Pen Park Hole, Bristol, in 1669.
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Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal Series 5 No. 1: Spring 1971
The Series 5 No. 1 issue of the Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal contents includes articles on Combe Down Freestone Mines, Bath, Goon's Hole, Burrington Combe. There is also a book review of The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines
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The books listed below are being sold in support of the Mendip Cave Registry & Archive, click here for further information.

  • Mendip Underground by Tony Jarratt & Dave Irwin
  • Mendip, its Swallet Caves & Rock Shelters by Herbert Balch
  • The Last Adventure - Alan Thomas