Library Archive

Ease Gill Caverns Sheet 4 survey

Sheet 4 now published

The fourth and final part of the Ease Gill Caverns Survey “Top Sink to Holbeck Junction” is now published and represents the culmination of of years of work by the Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club. The survey is drawn by Ray Duffy.
This A1 sheet is produced in two colours and includes the Wretched Rabbit entrance series, Pool Sink, The Borehole and Boundary Pot plus all of the minor entrances in the area.
Its accompaning A4 size 32 page companion guide has detailed descriptions of the area covered plus information on Conservation, History, Access and the background to its publication.

Copies are available at “Bernies” and “Inglesport” in Ingleton and also direct from the club by sending a cheque made payable to RRCPC to:-
7 Broadacre,
Caton,
Lancaster.
LA2 9NF

Price:  Folded survey + Companion Guide –  £.7.50  (plus £1 p/p)

Copies of Sheets 1, 2 and 3  (covering Lancaster Hole and County Pot towards Holbeck Junction) are also still available as well as the enlarged edition of the Trident Series.
Contact the club for further details or collect from the above caving retail outlet

BCRA Cave Archaeology Group

The Cave Archaeology Group (CAG) is BCRA’s newest Special Interest Group, launched in October 2011 to promote interest and understanding of archaeology in and around caves. The Group’s target ‘audience’ are members of the caving community, who regularly visit or explore caves and who are in an ideal position to identify archaeological or paleontological material within cave environments. The creation of CAG has come about following the achievements of the Upland Caves Network -a discussion group of experts and interested parties drawn from various areas of discipline within cave research. The UCN was given a finite two-year lifespan and was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The group hopes to enlist support and interest from anyone who spends leisure or professional time in caves, or who require a ‘first stop’ point of contact for advice, information, or other help with finds of potential archaeological material in caves. It is hoped that group
activities will be developed over time to include guided site visits, lectures, and the dissemination of information on cave archaeology
projects. The success of CAG will depend largely on the level of interest and support shown by those with an interest in cave
archaeology, who are also invited to come forward with their own suggestions regarding the development of the group.

Shuttleworth Pot

Shuttleworth Pot into Witches Cave II

Edited by Pete Monk and published by the CNCC. 67 full colour A4 pages, photo’s and surveys, the complete history of the Witches Cave/Shuttleworth Pot project. £8.00 available from the end of May from Bernies, Inglesport and CNCC.

We have a club trip booked for Sat 3rd Sept