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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 43 Films - more will be added in the near future.+**//This currently contains 60 Films//**
-//+**Cave Diving Group - Aude Gorge Expedition – 1992** 
 + 
 +Filmed by Mark Simms. Expedition members Russell Carter, John Cordingley, Malc Foyle, Nick Williams, Dominic Sealey, Murrey Knapp, Struan MacDonald, Jenny Brooks 
 + 
 +Length 23 minutes 28 seconds 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7zv8KydN5o 
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 +**Wessex in Long Churn – 1963** 
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 +Filmed by Denis Warburton & Alan Surrell on standard 8 mm cine film. Commentary by Maurice Hewins 
 + 
 +Length 6 minutes 31 seconds 
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 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGo01kwFXKI 
 + 
 +**Hunter's Lodge Inn Sink - Malcolm Cotter – 2002** 
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 +Malcolm Cotter, Tony Jarratt & Trevor Hughes 
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 +Length 16 minutes 12 seconds 
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 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KrDbbqlDcc 
 + 
 +**Axbridge Ochre Cavern -1951** 
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 +Length 26 minutes 33 seconds 
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 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5IDSzRdavs 
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 +**NHASA At Frog Pot 1997** 
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 +Filmed by Eric Dunford. 
 + 
 +Length 10 minutes 13 seconds 
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 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T0mf5nC0_E 
 + 
 +**Swildon's Hole – 2000** 
 + 
 +A trip to and through Sump 1 by Laurie Orr 
 + 
 +Length 9 minutes 44 seconds 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdtwSoxvz_o 
 + 
 +**Reads Cavern - Devon – 1960** 
 + 
 +Filmed by John Hooper in 16 mm Super Ansochrome. Lighting with 4 x 72 Watt 12 volt car headlamp bulbs. Cavers Martin Reynolds, Winifred Hooper, John Hooper 
 + 
 +Length 10 minutes 37 seconds 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Rxa-MHZlM 
 + 
 +**Eastwater - A Cavers Cave - 2000** 
 + 
 +Made by Neil Wooldridge. Commentary by Phil Hendy. 
 + 
 +Length 10 minutes 17 seconds 
 + 
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giDab_r4KNM 
 + 
 +**Mendip Rescue Organisation - Rescue in Swildon's Hole – 1971
** **
 +The casualty had been stuck in the Oxbows. Rescuers Pete Franklin & Jim Hanwell
 +
 +Length 3 minutes 54 seconds
 +
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZvT5J7qNIs
 +
 +**Mendip Rescue Organisation at GB Cave – 1982**
 +
 +This was the largest and probably the most controversial rescue carried out on Mendip.
 +
 +Length 6 minutes 46 seconds
 +
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQdxK80avJ0
 +
 +**NHASA Dig at Lodmore 1993-2001**
 +
 +Filmed on a Hi-8 Camcorder by Eric Dunford.
 +
 +Length 12 minutes 20 seconds
 +
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8_31RnbjOw
 +
 +**NHASA Dinner - 2001**
 +
 +Filmed on a Hi-8 Camcorder by Eric Dunford. Singer Fred Davies. Report to shreholders by Brian Prewer.
 +
 +Length 4 minutes 48 seconds
 +
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIaIMztHzIs
 +
 +**NHASA Veterans in W/L Cave – 2000**
 +
 +Filmed on a Hi-8 Camcorder by Eric Dunford. Cavers John Hamm, Richard Kenny and Albert Francis
 +
 +Length 9 minutes 05 seconds
 +
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN4VE24SNnc
 +
 +**MRO Sponsored Abseil at Cheddar Gorge - 1986**
 +
 +Filmed on 8 mm cine filmed by Gwynne Thomas
 +
 +Length 8 minutes 59 seconds
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 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vScmZp6UFSY
 +
 +**NHASA in Goatchurch Cavern – 1997**
 +
 +Filmed on a Hi-8 Camcorder by Eric Dunford
 +
 +Length 11 minutes 22 seconds
 +
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkeEOkg6Xas
 +
 +**Cave Diving Group In Brendan Iron Mines – 1985**
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 +Filmed on V.H.S. by Nick Barrington. Divers Gavin Newman, Carol Tapley & Robin Brown
 +
 +Length 22 minutes 24 seconds
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 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSFCXyiLgEg
 +
 +**Grampian Tribute to Tony Jarrett - 2008**
 +
 +From the Grampian Annual Dinner - with Frazer Simpson, Rob Taviner & Alan (Goon) Jeffries
 +
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2vvQcD5D_Q
 +
 +**Cheddar Lost River Dive -1986**
 +
 +The Divers – Richard Stevenson & Rob Palmer
 +
 +Length 9 minutes 13 seconds
 +
 +https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-4aGI_SKxE
**Mendip Cave Rescue - Black Hole, Swildons- Rescue 1989** **Mendip Cave Rescue - Black Hole, Swildons- Rescue 1989**
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**Wessex Cave Club in South Wales & Yorkshire – 1958 & 1962** **Wessex Cave Club in South Wales & Yorkshire – 1958 & 1962**
-Filmed in 8 mm cine film. South Wales and Bradford winch meet.+Wessex “8mm home movies” taken by Maurice Hewins. Commentary later added by Maurice Hewins. The short opening sequence was taken on 27/2/1960 on a trip to Aggi Aggi. The cavers shown are Julia James, Terry Lamport, Bill Brooker, John Thomas and Pete (Griff) Greenfield.
-Length 10 minutes 1 second. Filmed & Commentary by Maurice Hewins.+The next sequence was taken at the Bradford Winch Meet and at Alum Pot in June 1962. 
 +The cavers shown are Keith O’Mahoney, Dave King, John Thomas and Titch Hall. The rather primitive winch is interesting. 
 + 
 +There is further un-accessioned  footage of a caving party from Young Farnham Youth Club, camping at Maine’s Farm, Priddy  19-20/4/1958 and a trip to the old South Wales caving cottages in November 1959. 
 + 
 +Ref:  Maurice Hewins Caving Log,  MCRA. 
 + 
 +Wells and Mendip Museum/Cave Cine Archive No.  15 plus some un-accessioned footage 
 + 
 +Length 10 minutes 1 second.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFsnYMf07xo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFsnYMf07xo
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**Wessex Cave Club Activities – 1968 **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.+These 5 sequences were shot in 8mm cine by Maurice Hewins. The commentary was later made by Maurice Hewins in 2006. 
 + 
 +The opening sequence was taken at G.B. on 8-6-68. The locations were: The blockhouse, entrance passage, Mud Passage and on the Balcony. The cavers were Mike Dewdeny York (with beard) and John Thomas. The film was black and white Perutz 400? and the lighting was a Kine-Bauer  BL 1 commercial  lighting set. 
 + 
 +The next sequence was taken during Dave Drew’s water tracing project to test the Mendip sinks to their risings, using licopodium spores. It was shot at Easter 1968 at Banwell . Film and lighting as above. The cavers were: Pete Cousins  (with helmet), Jim Hanwell, (with black hair) and Judy Hewins. 
 + 
 +Third sequence.  Black and white shots of Wessex dig at Hillgrove Swallet 1968. The ruined Hillgrove Sanatorium can be seen, and the underground sequence was taken with the Bauer light and the film was Perutz 400. The diggers were John Cornwell (looking up the shaft) and Titch Thompson (underground).  
 + 
 +This is followed by a further sequence at Hillgrove in colour, taken on 21-4-68. The cavers were: John Cornwell (carrying the bang), James Cobbett (wearing characteristic  scarf), Titch Thompson and John Church. 
 + 
 +The final sequence shows experiments with georesistivity gear in the field opposite the lime kiln in Eastwater Lane, Priddy.  21-4-68.  Cavers shown are: John Church (taking notes) Judy Hewins, James Cobbett, Chris Hawkes, Phil Davies and Carlton (Atty) Attwood.  Ref A.J. Surrell.  
 + 
 +Refs. W.C.C. Journal, Vol.  9, No 110, Feb, 1967, p. 150 and Maurice Hewins Caving Log,  MCRA. 
 + 
 +Wells and Mendip Museum/UBSS Cave Cine Archive Numbers 7,  8, 9, 11, 10. 
 + 
 +Length 11 minutes 10 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHATYFKmWSo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHATYFKmWSo
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**Horseshoes with Rings - A Study of Bats in Devon Caves 1958** **Horseshoes with Rings - A Study of Bats in Devon Caves 1958**
-Filmed on 16mm cine film. Virtuous Lady Mine, Beer Caves and Buckfastleigh.+This was one of two very similar films made by John Hooper, showing pioneering work studying bats in Devon Caves. It was shot at 16 f.p.s and the other films, “Rings on Their Wings” was shot at 24  f.p.s. Filmed between 23/7/1957 and 6/12/1958.
-Length 18 minutes 16 seconds. Filmed by John Hooper.+The locations were ;- Virtuous Lady Mine, (Tavy Valley), Rock House Cave, Rift Cave, Reeds Cave Buckfastleigh, Underground stone quarry tunnels at Beer, roof of Hawson Court (Buckfastleigh), Roof of barn in Rock House Quarry (Buckfastleigh). 
 + 
 +The cavers are: Chris and Martin Reynolds, Paul Jeffery, Wilfred Joint, Tim Morland, 
 +Win, Alison and John Hooper. 
 + 
 +The original film of this film and others made by John Hooper were donated to the Wells and Mendip Museum by Alison Moody, John’s daughter and held in their archive. 
 + 
 +Ref.  Correspondence between Hooper and Hewins 1996.  Copy in Wells and Mendip Museum.  
 + 
 +Wells and Mendip Museum / UBSS Cave Cine Archive No. 46. 
 + 
 +Filmed on 16mm cine film. 
 + 
 +Length 18 minutes 16 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BZBF0smT24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BZBF0smT24
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**How To Explore A Cave – 1958** **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.+This comedy film was made by John Hooper between 21/4/1957 and 15/3/1958. It was alternately known as Hooper’s Squire. It portrays Wilfred Joint in the role of Ebenzer Greywacke, Squire of Penn Recca.
-Length 16 minutes 32 seconds. Filmed by John Hooper.+Locations were: Church Hill, Buckfastleigh, Baker’s Pit Quarry Buckfastleigh, (before it was filled in)  and Bakers Pit Cave (using the original entrance). 
 + 
 +A piano accompaniment was made in 2006 by Jonathan Jevans 
 + 
 +Refs. Amateur Cine World ”In a Cave With a Camera”. Vol 22, No.3, p.259.  1958 Correspondence between Hooper and Hewins. 1996.  Copy in Wells and Mendip Museum. 
 + 
 +Wells and Mendip Museum/UBSS Cave Cine Archive No. 42 
 + 
 +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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HDzsZ_3tFc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HDzsZ_3tFc
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**Wessex Hut, Thrupe Swallet & Cow Hole 1961-2 **Wessex Hut, Thrupe Swallet & Cow Hole 1961-2
** **
-Hillgrove Hut, Thrupe Swallet & Cow Hole Digs 
-Filmed in 8mm. +Wessex “home movies” shot on 8mm cine film by Maurice Hewins and Tony Dingle in 1961-62. Commentary added later by Maurice Hewins. The opening subject was filmed at the Hillgrove Hut on three separate occasions. (The first two by Maurice Hewins and those of George Pointing and the fox by Tony Dingle.)
-Length 9 minutes 21 seconds. Filmed by Maurice Hewins & Tony Dingle. Commentary by Maurice Hewins.+Tony also took the footage of a train on the old Somerset and Dorset Line and the dig at Thrupe Swallet. The first footage at Cow Hole was taken by Maurice Hewins and the final shots of the “Forth Bridge” by Tony Dingle.  
 + 
 +Ref. Maurice Hewins Caving Log,  MCRA.  
 + 
 +Wells and Mendip Museum/ UBSS Cave Cine Archive Nos:  5, 13, 14, and 24. 
 + 
 +Length 9 minutes 21 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaSXCc1jJNk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaSXCc1jJNk
**Lamb Leer Cavern - 1937** **Lamb Leer Cavern - 1937**
 +
 +This film was made by a team of UBSS and Wessex cavers in time for the 1937 B.C.A conference in Bristol. The cameraman was Prof Edgar Tratman. Captions by Chris Howes help with the explanation. The film shows the caving techniques of the day using candles etc and there are good shots of the aerial cableway across the main chamber. The filming lights were paraffin Tilly lamps. Cavers identified include J.F.Blenkinsop, John Bell, Francis Goddard and Molly Hall.
 +
 +There were three slightly different versions of this film and this is a slightly edited version to include as many shots as possible of the cableway.
 +
 +Ref  E.K.Tratman’s Underground Cine Films, 1933-1937. by C.J. Howes . UBSS Proceedings, 1989,  Vol. 18(3)  415- 421.  Also to Photograph Darkness, 1989, by Chris Howes.
 +
 +Wells and Mendip Museum / UBSS Cave Cine Archive No. 2, 67 and 68.
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. 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.
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**MRO Swildons Rescue Training Film – 1960** **MRO Swildons Rescue Training Film – 1960**
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 +This film was made on 16mm H.P.S. negative cine film in 1960-61. The commentary is by Dr Oliver Lloyd. The opening shots show Albert Maine closing the gate at Manor Farm.  It also shows Oliver Lloyd. People at the Bedminster swimming pool that Phil Davies identified were David Willis (he victim), Brenda Willis, Alan Rogers, Phil Davies and Howard Kenney (not in the water.)
 +
 +At the sump, Phil Davies named Alan Rogers, Struan Robertson (eating), Mike Holland (pulling rope and Phil Davies (watching pressure gauge).  Mick Glenister is the second man out of the entrance at the end.
 +
 +The film was shown at   R.A.F. Colerne on 13/5/61 (Maurice Hewins Caving Log, MCRA) and at the 2nd Cave Rescue Conference at  Bristol in  Sept 1961.
 +(WCC Journal No 83).   The original film has been deposited at the Wells and Mendip Museum., together with some other MRO material.
 +
 +Wells and Mendip Museum /UBSS  Cave Cine Archive No. 3. Original Film is at Wells.
Length 15 minutes 02 seconds. Length 15 minutes 02 seconds.
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**UBSS Camp Life at Burrington - 1933** **UBSS Camp Life at Burrington - 1933**
-Length 2 minutes 43 seconds. Filmed by Edgar Tratman.+Sequence taken on 16mm black and white nitrate film by Prof Edgar Tratman at the UBSS hut at Burrington and at Bath Swallet.   Shot of hut, 4 women arrive, cooking outside hut on stove with lots of smoke, man on bike, naked  men washing in bath at Bath Swallet and cavers having a meal in the hut. (With daylight and/ or Tilly lamps) 
 + 
 +Film transferred to VHS in 1984 by Bill Shakespier for Chris Howes. 
 + 
 +Wells and Mendip Museum/UBSS Cave Cine Archive Numbers 1 and 66. 
 + 
 +Length 2 minutes 43 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwLWB6Ynog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwLWB6Ynog
-**Cave Diving Group at Cheddar - 1960+**Cave Diving Group at Saye's Hole Cheddar - 1960**
-**Length 2 minutes 20 seconds.+This short film shows divers John Buxton and Oliver Wells both probably on oxygen. 
 +Buxton is using p party? With 2 cylinders, behind. Also shows Oliver Lloyd (smoking) 
 +Ref. Letter Buxton to Hewins 28/11/95.  Copy in Wells and Mendip Museum/ UBSS Cave Cine Archive file. 
 + 
 +Wells and Mendip Museum / UBSS Cave Cine Archive No. 25 
 + 
 +Length 2 minutes 20 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB-JtVOULLI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB-JtVOULLI
**UBSS Goatchurch Cavern and Read’s Cavern – 1933** **UBSS Goatchurch Cavern and Read’s Cavern – 1933**
 +
 +This very early caving film was made in 1933 in the Burrington caves by Prof Edgar Tratman. It shows UBSS members caving with candles. The filming lights were paraffin Tilly lamps, which can be seen in the surface sequence.
 +
 +Ref. E. K. Tratman’s Underground Cine Films. 1933-1937. by C. J. Howes. Proceedings of UBSS 1989 Vol. 18 (3) 415-421. Also “To Photograph Darkness”.  By Chris Howes 1989.
 +
 +Wells and Mendip Museum / UBSS Cave Cine Archive No. 1
Length 8 minutes 31 seconds. Length 8 minutes 31 seconds.
   
 
 
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