Welcome to the Mendip Cave Registry and Archive's on-line collection of caving log books and publications.

On this site you will find several complete photographic records of caving log books from clubs and individuals. The contents of these books have been freely released to the general community by their authors for reference and interest.

Also in this collection are photographic and electronic versions of historic caving club journals, newsletters, publications and other materials.

The site is organised into folders, within which are thumbnail images of the pages in the original log book. Click a thumbnail to view a larger version of the page.

Note: Copyright for the text and pictures in these log books and publications remains with their original authors. The Mendip Cave Registry and Archive takes no responsibility for errors or misinformation contained within these materials, nor will it be liable for any offence taken or injury caused.

To conserve space the images available here are generally reduced in both size and quality from the original scans. If you require access to the higher resolution versions please get in touch with the MCRA.

WAACS 1961 - 1965
WAACS 1961 - 1965
The log book of the Westinghouse Apprentices Association Caving Section, 1961 - 1965. See this index spreadsheet (MS Excel format) for a full cross-referenced list of the cave sites mentioned in these pages.
Location/owner: Wells Museum. Photographed/scanned by: Alan Gray. Indexed by Alan Gray.
Wessex CC
Wessex CC
The complete set of indexed caving log books from the Wessex Caving Club is now available to view on the Wessex Cave Club website.
Location/owner: WCC. Photographed/scanned by: Dave Irwin/Phil Hendy. Indexed by Phil Hendy.
Willie Stanton
Willie Stanton

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.

Location/owner: Wells Museum. Photographed/scanned by: Alan Gray. Indexed by Alan Gray.