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A new Archive of MCRA Films has been created on You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0q7vtrmMkD3xr3akBW0YGg A new Archive of MCRA Films has been created on You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0q7vtrmMkD3xr3akBW0YGg
-**This currently contains 24 Films - more will be added in the near future.+**//This currently contains 43 Films - more will be added in the near future.
 +//
** **
-Hunters Lodge Inn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDM_Ktmh81c+**Mendip Cave Rescue - Black Hole, Swildons- Rescue 1989**
-Opening Eighteen Acre Dig - 1991 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg4Kv1YhZu4+This was one of the MRO’s largest rescues and involved bringing the casualty back through Sump 1 in Swildon’s Hole.
-Opening Hymac Hole - 1991 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=737mVqprzwM+Length 7 minutes 27 seconds
-Wessex Cave Club in South Wales & Yorkshire - 1962 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFsnYMf07xo+https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jac8xkDeJ1k
-Wessex Cave Club Activities - 1968 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHATYFKmWSo+**Oliver Cromwell Lloyd in Gibraltar - 1960's and aged 70 with friends in Swildon’s Hole 
 +**
-Horseshoes with Rings - A Study of Bats in Devon Caves 1958   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BZBF0smT24+Length 3 minutes 58 seconds
-Jack Duck in Lamb Leer - 1969 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_lJThKBrMQ+https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppm-wzXOEL8 
 + 
 +**A World Apart – 1973** 
 + 
 +Made on 16mm cine film, using battery lights in Box Cave and Wookey Hole. A power cable was used for some of the shots in Rickford Farm Cave. Cavers – Tom Elkins and John Spence. 
 + 
 +Length 23 minutes 15 seconds. Filmed by Nick Barrington 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGCIUj7ffWk 
 + 
 +**UBSS In Ireland – 1952 by Professor Edgar Tratman** 
 + 
 +Length 12 minutes 40 seconds (Filmed on 16mm colour film) 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrPYsX-PM_8 
 + 
 +**NHASA at Chancellors Farm – 2002** 
 + 
 +Length 6 minutes 3 seconds. Filmed by Eric Dunford. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrAFLZDZqWU 
 + 
 +**Shatter Cave – 1981** 
 + 
 +Shot on Super 8 cine film on 28 January 1981. Lighting was with a 12 volt car headlight and a bank of Nickel/Cadmium Cells. Cavers – Angela Glanvill and Sue Durston. 
 + 
 +Length 7 minutes 17 seconds. Filmed by Peter Glanvill. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5AJKNaUBGo 
 + 
 +**Wessex at Gaping Gill 1991** 
 + 
 +Filmed on VHS. Cavers – Nick Williams, Pete Hann, Keth Fielder, Aubrey Newport, Nick Marachov, Andy Summerskill, Mark Helmore, Carmen Smith.  
 + 
 +Length 8 minutes 52 seconds. Filmed by Mark Helmore and Carmen Smith 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onYfv09qh7w 
 + 
 +**Opening of Honeymead Hole - 27 April 1996** 
 + 
 +Filmed on Hi 8 video tape. 
 + 
 +Length 7 minutes 23 seconds. Filmed by Pete Hann 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHlYEzwFKf0 
 + 
 +**Candlelight Party in Swildon's Hole – 1964** 
 + 
 +This unusual film was made underground with only candle light on 18 December 1964. The shots on Priddy Green were taken on the next day. Cavers – Mick Pritchard, Leon Martindale, Brian Himbury and Ray Biggs. 
 + 
 +Length 4 minutes 7 seconds. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56d17Y6qliM 
 + 
 +**Cave Diving Group 50th Anniversary - Wookey Hole – 1996** 
 + 
 +Filmed on Hi 8 video tape on 11 May 1996. The singers are the “Belfry Boys”. Also CDG at Wookey in 1982. 
 + 
 +Length 9 minutes 1 second. Filmed by Pete Hann. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZWS0id7RfA 
 + 
 +**Opening the Mendip Nature Research Committee Hut - 1967** 
 + 
 +This film was donated by Ray Biggs. Dignataries present include Bishop Henderson, Lord Waldergrave, Dr. F S Wallis, Harry Ashworth and Fred Barrow. 
 + 
 +Length 3 minutes 8 seconds. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL6_w_FN4z8 
 + 
 +**White Pit Cave, Priddy – 1996** 
 + 
 +Filmed on Hi 8 video tape. 
 + 
 +Length 5 minutes 13 seconds. Filmed by Pete Hann. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCkCaPpTxVI 
 + 
 +**Wessex Cave Club – MRO Rescue Practice in Box Mines - 1994 
 + 
 +**Filmed on Hi 8 video tape. 
 + 
 +Length 5 minutes 42 second. Filmed by Pete Hann. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx0Nig83_Xs 
 + 
 +**Wessex Cave Club Dig at Clay Holes - 1993** 
 + 
 +Filmed on VHS tape. The tractor driver is Jim Young. 
 + 
 +Length 12 minutes 41 seconds. Filmed by Judy Hewins 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU4UhOcbOiE 
 + 
 +**Wessex Cave Club - Caving in Ireland - 1960 & 1964** 
 + 
 +Filmed on standard 8mm cine film. Underground lighting with a Bauer lighting unit. 
 + 
 +Length 15 minutes 59 seconds. Filmed & Commentary by Maurice Hewins 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxGjDJE5_zU 
 + 
 +**Cave Diving Group Training at Wookey Hole – 1974** 
 + 
 +Filmed on Super 8 cine Film. 
 + 
 +Length 4 minutes 37 seconds. Filmed & Commentary by Phil Hendy 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiTaDfJsrHY 
 + 
 +**Digging at St. Lukes Hole – 1996** 
 + 
 +Filmed on Hi 8 video tape. Caver – Max Midlen, winch operators Bob & Ann Scammell. 
 + 
 +Length 2 minutes 56 seconds. Filmed by Pete Hann. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa8G4Q9auMk 
 + 
 +**Discovering Mendip - 1970** 
 + 
 +Black & White with sound. Made by the ACG&AS. Directed by David Bromwich, narrated by John Craven, sound by Bernard Roughton. c. 1970. (For full description see bottom of page). 
 + 
 +Length 12 minutes 53 seconds. Filmed by Clive North. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N1pbvEL-CA 
 + 
 +**Netherworld Journey – 1951** 
 + 
 +Black & White, no sound. Title – Netherworld Journey – A Bridge Studios Production. Made by the ACG&AS. Cavers – Mr Young (who farmed the land on which GB Cave is situated) in army steel helmet. The entrance to GB is before the “blockhouse” was built. Cavers on the ladder are climbing from the Gorge into the Ooze. 
 + 
 +Length 26 minutes 19 seconds. Filmed by Ev Humphries. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-KfxgFkYwQ 
 + 
 +**Hunters’ Lodge Inn Sink** 
 + 
 +Length 10 minutes 2 seconds. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDM_Ktmh81c 
 + 
 +**Opening Eighteen Acre Dig – 1991** 
 + 
 +This film was made on VHS Tape. The digger was operated by Dave Gibbons. Dave Morrison was supposedly in charge despite interference by others on site! 
 + 
 +Length 12 minutes 3 seconds. Filmed by Mark Helmore & Carmen Smith. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg4Kv1YhZu4 
 + 
 +**Opening Hymac Hole - 1991** 
 + 
 +This film was made on VHS Tape. The digger was operated by Dave Gibbons. Dave Morrison was supposedly in charge despite interference by others on site! 
 + 
 +Length 8 minutes 49 seconds. Filmed by Mark Helmore & Carmen Smith. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=737mVqprzwM 
 + 
 +**Wessex Cave Club in South Wales & Yorkshire – 1958 & 1962** 
 + 
 +Filmed in 8 mm cine film. South Wales and Bradford winch meet. 
 + 
 +Length 10 minutes 1 second. Filmed & Commentary by Maurice Hewins. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFsnYMf07xo 
 + 
 +**Wessex Cave Club Activities – 1968 
 +** 
 +Filmed in 8 mm cine film with a Bolex B8 cine camera. G.B. Cave, Water Tracing Experiments, Hillgrove Dig and Experiments with Georestivity. 
 + 
 +Length 11 minutes 10 seconds. Filmed & Commentary by Maurice Hewins. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHATYFKmWSo 
 + 
 +**Horseshoes with Rings - A Study of Bats in Devon Caves 1958** 
 + 
 +Filmed on 16mm cine film. Virtuous Lady Mine, Beer Caves and Buckfastleigh. 
 + 
 +Length 18 minutes 16 seconds. Filmed by John Hooper. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BZBF0smT24 
 + 
 +**Jack Duck in Lamb Leer 1969** 
 + 
 +Jack Duck and Lord Waldergrave return to Lamb Leer Cavern in 1969. Jack Duck made the original survey. 
 + 
 +Length 18 minutes 16 seconds. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_lJThKBrMQ 
 + 
 +**Swildon's Hole – 1964** 
 + 
 +This film was made on six trips to the cave in 1963-4. It was shot on 8mm Kodachrome IIA film using two 25 volt airfield spotlights powered by two banks of four motorcycle batteries and a commercial Baur lighting set. The original sound track was made on a tape recorder, synchronized to the projector. Although this tape was lost, Keith O’Mahony’s commentary survived and it has been supplemented by sounds recorded in Swildons. 
 + 
 +Length 22 minutes 53 seconds. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5wj9zWwvss 
 + 
 +**UBSS - Manor Farm Swallet, GB Cave and BOS Swallet** 
 + 
 +Three short 16mm films made by Edgar Tratman between 1960 and 1968. Apart from the Manor Farm dig, there are shots of Gaping Gill, experiments with a May Pole, the dig at Bos Swallet and at the UBSS hut at Burrington. 
 + 
 +Captions by Chris Howes. 
 + 
 +Length 13 minutes 15 seconds. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXqQftx2FXw 
 + 
 +**Thrupe Lane Swallet – 1974 
 +** 
 +The cave was first entered by ATLAS diggers in 1974 and this film shows a descent in that year. Cavers – Simon Meade-King, Tony Dingle and Ricard Witcombe. 
 + 
 +Filmed in 16mm by Clive North 
 + 
 +Length 2 minutes 18 seconds. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI_1szuKAkc&t=28s 
 + 
 +**How To Explore A Cave – 1958** 
 + 
 +This classic comedy was made in 1958 in Baker’s Pit Cave and in Buckfastleigh. Filmed in 16mm, using two 12 volt car headlight bulbs powered by two motorcycle batteries. Flares were used for long shots. 
 + 
 +Length 16 minutes 32 seconds. Filmed by John Hooper. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HDzsZ_3tFc 
 + 
 +**Wessex Hut, Thrupe Swallet & Cow Hole 1961-2 
 +** 
 +Hillgrove Hut, Thrupe Swallet & Cow Hole Digs 
 + 
 +Filmed in 8mm.  
 + 
 +Length 9 minutes 21 seconds. Filmed by Maurice Hewins & Tony Dingle. Commentary by Maurice Hewins. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaSXCc1jJNk 
 + 
 +**Lamb Leer Cavern - 1937** 
 + 
 +UBSS 16mm black &white cine film. The seventh caving film in the world. Lighting with Tilley lamps powered by paraffin; there was still insufficient light so the shots taken in Burrington were filmed at half speed so they would appear to move at twice the normal speed on the screen so they walked at half speed to compensate. 
 + 
 +Length 18 minutes 37 seconds. Filmed by Edgar Tratman. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_wGnPPcGXU 
 + 
 +**Lamb Leer Cavern – 1962** 
 + 
 +Filmed in 8mm. Lighting with two 25 volt airfield spotlights. Cavers – Keth O’Mahony (lifeliner), Terry Hall (1st Man on Pitch), John Thomas (2nd Man on Pitch), Dave King. 
 + 
 +Length 8 minutes 42 seconds. Filmed by Maurice Hewins. Commentary by John Thomas. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7M1RmI0ZVI 
 + 
 +**Grotte de Bedheilac – 1958** 
 + 
 +Filmed in 16mm. Lighting by magnesium flares. 
 + 
 +Length 3 minutes 34 seconds. Filmed by John Hooper 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbqSZtMHrck 
 + 
 +**Full Moon Over Eastwater 1994** 
 + 
 +Film made on video tape. Cave Rescue Conference at Eastwater Farm, Priddy Mendip. Fortunately there was an absence of health & safety officers! 
 + 
 +Length 10 minutes 21 seconds. Filmed by Mark Helmore & Eric Dunford 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuCvgoWLJmQ 
 + 
 +**MRO Swildons Rescue Training Film – 1960** 
 + 
 +Length 15 minutes 02 seconds. 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50hPXiJhNiE 
 + 
 +**Shots of Manor Farm Priddy and Upper Swildons 
 +** 
 +Length 9 minutes 58 seconds.
-Swildon's Hole - 1964 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5wj9zWwvss+https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xKdZiOjghk
-UBSS - Manor Farm Swallet, GB Cave and BOS Swallet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXqQftx2FXw+**Virtuous Lady Mine Devon – 1959**
-Thrupe Lane Swallet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI_1szuKAkc+Length 4 minutes 46 seconds. Filmed by John Hooper.
-How To Explore A Cave - 1958 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HDzsZ_3tFc+https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nIFs6Ezv70
-Templeton Pot 2002-2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hv3H4zetqo+**Wessex Cave Club at Cow Hole Dig**
-Wessex Hut, Thrupe Swallet & Cow Hole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaSXCc1jJNk+Length 7 minutes 42 seconds.
-Lamb Leer 1937 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_wGnPPcGXU+https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Ij91b1QW0
-Lamb Leer 1962 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7M1RmI0ZVI+**UBSS Camp Life at Burrington - 1933**
-Grotte de Bedheilac https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbqSZtMHrck+Length 2 minutes 43 seconds. Filmed by Edgar Tratman.
-Full Moon Over Eastwater 1994 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuCvgoWLJmQ+https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwLWB6Ynog
-MRO Swildons Rescue Training Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50hPXiJhNiE+**Cave Diving Group at Cheddar - 1960
-Shots of Manor Farm Priddy and Upper Swildons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xKdZiOjghk+**Length 2 minutes 20 seconds.
-Virtuos Lady Mine Devon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nIFs6Ezv70+https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB-JtVOULLI
-Wessex Cave Club at Cow Hole Dig   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Ij91b1QW0+**UBSS Goatchurch Cavern and Read’s Cavern – 1933**
-UBSS Camp Life at Burrington in 1933   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwLWB6Ynog+Length 8 minutes 31 seconds.
-Cave Diving Group at Cheddar 1960 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB-JtVOULLI+https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbY0ZvWB2xI
-UBSS Goatchurch and Reads 1933 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbY0ZvWB2xI 
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