Dr. William Iredale Stanton, 1930 to 2010

Willie Stanton's complete caving log, volumes 1-22, 1943-2007. See the index spreadsheet (MS Excel format) for a full cross-referenced list of the cave sites mentioned in these pages.

Willie was a pupil at Sidcot School and a very active member of the Sidcot School Speleological Society, which laid the foundations of his future life. He studied geology at Imperial College London, taking this forward as a career in Angola, Lisbon and as a consultant for Bristol Avon River Authority. Discovered the Black Hole Series in Swildon's Hole, opened the Ninth Chamber in Wookey Hole to tourists and improved access to Cheddar Caves. Digging in Reservoir Hole, Swildon's Hole, Grebe Swallet to mention just a few.

The original Log Books are in the Wells and Mendip Museum.

Essays (School)
Survey Notes
Survey Notes
Willie's handwritten survey notebooks have been scanned and are available for download in PDF format: WIS Survey Book 1 complete.pdf, 1952-1962, 87 pages, 3 MB PDF.

Includes survey data for Reservoir Hole, Long Hole, Gough's and other Cheddar Gorge caves, parts of Swildon's Hole.WIS Survey Book 2 complete.pdf, 1963-1990, 126 pages, 5 MB PDF.

Includes more survey data for Reservoir Hole and Cheddar Gorge caves, Chelms Combe Quarry caves, Swildon's Hole, Read's Cavern, Wookey Hole, Ebbor Gorge caves, Lionel's Hole, Fairy Cave Quarry caves, Manor Farm Swallet, (Upper) Flood Swallet, Waterwheel Swallet, Grebe Swallet and others.

Volume 01 (1943 to 1944)
Volume 01 (1943 to 1944)

Volume 1

Pages 10, 12, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 39, 41 are blank and have not been photographed.

The photographs on pages 19 and 20 have not been scanned as they are too poor a quality. One photograph on page 20 has been scanned.

Alan Gray, 19 November 2010

Volume 02 (1944 to 1945)
Volume 02 (1944 to 1945)

Volume 2

The photographs on pages 15, 18, 40 and 41 have not been scanned as they are too poor a quality.

Alan Gray, 27 November 2010

Volume 03 (1945 to 1947)
Volume 03 (1945 to 1947)

Volume 3

Pages 99 to 106 have been removed from the Log Book, however the dates of visits are consecutive.

The photograph on page 53 has not been scanned it is in N Wales

Alan Gray, 27 November 2010

Volume 04 (1947 to 1949)
Volume 04 (1947 to 1949)

Volume 4

The photograph on page 118 has not been scanned as it is of poor quality

Alan Gray, 7 December 2010

Volume 05 (1949)
Volume 05 (1949)

Volume 5

The photograph on page 23 has not been scanned as it is a survey of Gaping Ghyll.

Alan Gray, 27 November 2010