Previous News

21 Oct 2017 - More log book collections uploaded: BEC St. Cuthbert's Swallet, Fred Davies, Dick Pike and the recently rediscovered Volume 17 of the Sidcot School logs.

30 Aug 2017 - Earth Colours price reduced by £10.

18 Jun 2017 - Blagdon Bone Fissure by R. M. Taviner added.

14 May 2017 - Axbridge Caving Group Publications 1950 - 2014 added to the archive.

25 Apr 2017 - Dorset Caving Group Journals and Longwood Valley Sink 1984-1990 digging logbooks added to the collection.

24 Apr 2017 - Added the Gerard Platten Scrapbook Index, as compiled by Dave Irwin.

22 Nov 2016 - A summary of an assemblage of bones and a pot sherd found in Wookey Hole cave, Mendip Hills, Somerset by Vince Simmonds added.

4 Nov 2016 - The Sandford Gulf and other lost caves of Sandford Hill by R. M. Taviner added.

23 Oct 2016 - An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst by Vince Simmonds, 2016 revised edition.

11 Oct 2016 - Articles The Great Wheel Pit Mystery and Swildon's - What's in a name? by R. M. Taviner added.

21 Mar 2016 - Mines and Minerals of the Mendip Hills available to purchase.

17 Jan 2016 - Added Alan Gray's logbooks to the archive.

19 Jul 2015 - Uploaded 9 additional volumes of Willie Stanton's log books (completing the set), plus 6 of his Sidcot School essays. Also a 1938-39 log book from Phil Weaver, and Thomas Geoffrey and John Theodore Swarbrick's “A Survey of the Lead, Calamine and Ochre Mines on Sandford Hill 1948-51”.

25 Jan 2015 - Almost 100 sites in the Portland and Dorset region added to the online cave registry.

07 Dec 2014 - Volume 13 of Willie Stanton's log book uploaded.

05 Jun 2014 - Thrupe Lane Swallet Bleak Hall dig log added to the archive.

03 Jun 2014 - NHASA Log Book 1971-1991 added to the archive.

31 May 2014 - Added Jack Duck's Log Book 1931-1935.

08 Mar 2014 - BEC Caving Log Books 1943-1999 uploaded, comprising over 2,000 pages.

28 Feb 2014 - Gough's Cave Digging Log added to the logbooks archive.

20 Feb 2014 - Over 1,300 pages of journals and newsletters from the Severn Valley Caving Club uploaded to the archive.

14 Dec 2013 - Following more than three years work Mendip Underground 5 was officially launched at the Hunters' Lodge Inn. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to make it a very successful evening.

01 Apr 2013 - New survey of Pierre's Pot added to the Cave Surveys collection.

11 Nov 2012 - Ralph Wills Caving Diary 1921-1925 added to the log books archive.

18 Jul 2012 - Volumes 11 and 12 of Willie Stanton's Log Books uploaded. Plus 5 volumes from Paul Allen.

4 Jul 2012 - Earth Colours is now on sale.

16 Mar 2012 - 28 volumes of Wessex Cave Club log books uploaded to the archive.

15 Dec 2011 - Thanks again to the efforts of Peter Burgess, electronic transcriptions of Volume 4 and Volume 5 of Tony Jarratt's caving log books are now available.

18 Sep 2011 - The first 10 volumes of Willie Stanton's Log Books covering years 1943-64 now available in the archive.

15 Sep 2011 - List of films that can be viewed at Wells & Mendip Museum added to film page.

9 Jul 2011 - Eric Hensler's caving log book uploaded.

22 May 2011 - Caving log books from Sidcot School Spelaeological Society uploaded. This collection comprises 25 books and nearly 3,000 scanned pages!

13 Apr 2011 - Log books from Don Coase and the Viaduct Sink Dig added to the archive.

31 Jan 2011 - More new pictures added to the ever expanding Photo Archive. Thanks again to Paul Stillman for his tireless efforts!

17 Jan 2011 - Mendip Cave Bibliography updated with references to publications from 2010.

11 Dec 2010 - 58 new pictures from the Sidcot School Speleological Society added to the Photo Archive.

28 Oct 2010 - Several more PDF cave surveys added to the archive.

27 Aug 2010 - Sir William Boyd-Dawkins' 1861 logbook uploaded. Thanks to Wells Museum for allowing us to photograph and make this log book available.

18 Aug 2010 - Liz Price's 1984 publication on Bath Freestone Workings added to the Publications archive.

23 Jul 2010 - Cave hydrology connections are now displayed in the Google earth registry browser. Another 42 new photos added to the archive.

16 Jul 2010 - Volume 2 and Volume 3 of Peter Burgess' electronic transcriptions of JRat's log books available. Several ATLAS digging logs added to the logbooks collection.

1 Jun 2010 - Survey of Priddy Green Sink added to the Cave Surveys collection.

15 May 2010 - The official launch of Is That So? - A Selection of Tales From Caving's Legendary 'Nutters, Characters, Pissheads and Selfless, Generous, Rough Diamonds' took place in the Hunters' Lodge Inn. Plenty of books were sold along with several of Robin 'Reg' Gray's excellent original cartoons used to illustrate the book. A big thank you to everyone for coming along and making it an entertaining evening.

11 Apr 2010 - The complete electronic transcriptions of The Caving Diaries of Luke Devenish added to the logbooks archive.

10 Apr 2010 - 7 surveys donated by Robin 'Tav' Taviner added to the Cave Surveys collection.

25 Mar 2010 - Try a fresh way to explore the entire Mendip Cave Registry using our exciting new Google Earth cave registry browser.

21 Mar 2010 - 14 new photos added to the archive.

24 Feb 2010 - Another 28 new photos added to the photo archive.

15 Feb 2010 - The British Geological Society digital bedrock geology mapping is now available as an overlay on cave registry Google Maps search results.

24 Jan 2010 - Improvements to the cave registry name search to ignore punctuation, so searching for “GB cave” and “swildons hole” now finally finds what you were looking for!

22 Jan 2010 - An additional 44 more photos from John Tucker's collection uploaded to the photo archive.

22 Jan 2010 - Nine new high resolution PDF survey scans added to the Cave Surveys collection, including Banwell Caves and Stanton's 1952 colour survey of Gough's Cave, Cheddar.

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