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Matienzo 2010

By Tim Webber 2010 saw 6 Suss ites going for the soft option and travelling to Matienzo in Northern Spain for their summer break. When we arrived at the campsite we found two OUCC members and an UBSS member who had ended up in Matienzo, without transport, cooking facilities or much cash, after the OUCC […]

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Annual Dinner Sunday

By Twebber There’s been a reasonable period of nice weather so the water flow in the Dales should not have been too high. It was also the CDG annual dinner this weekend so this was an ideal opportunity to sneak up north and do some diving while all the nothern divers were nursing a Welsh […]

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Not epic dive

By Twebber Continuing my project of diving the Pump Series in Knotlow, I went down last Sunday. Arm bar lowered my bottles down to me at the bottom of the 210 pitch, and then went off to take Johnny down the climbing shafts entrance. I kitted up and check my shiney new line reel. Now […]

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Holme Bank Chert Mine

By Twebber – pictures by Imo Imo had a calendar of caves she wanted to do, one of those was Holme Bank Chert mine. This is in Bakewell and one section is flooded. You can spend a long time wandering around the old mine galleries looking at the industrial archaeology, Winches, Railway trucks etc, but […]

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Cremetorium Pot – History of a SUSS dig

By Tim Webber (taken from Tim’s website) Situated in a significant Shakehole not far from Long Rake Mine, (200m deep) on Bradwell Moor, Crem was first investigated by Monty Grainger in1939. EPC dug it further in the 50s and SUSS had a go during the 70s, spured on by two resistivity surveys that pointed to […]