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 ====== Latest News & Updates ====== ====== Latest News & Updates ======
  
-** 03 Jan 2019 ** - Collated report for 2018 added to the [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=ATLAS%2FDigging%20Log%20Archives|ATLAS digging log archive]].+** 23 May 2020 ** - The MCRA [[https://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks|logbooks collection]] is now back online, with a new look and additional features including search and full screen slideshow.
  
-** 18 Aug 2018 ** - [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/?​dir=Dave%20Yeandle|Dave Yeandle'​s]] caving log books uploaded. Additional material added to the [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/?​dir=Luke%20Devenish|Luke Devenish]] archive.+** 11 May 2020 ** - After many satisfying years with BCA Web Services the website hosting is being transferredThis has caused the Logbook viewer ​to be temporarily off-lineIt will be replaced in a few days with a new and improved version
  
-** 21 Oct 2017 ** - More log book collections uploaded: [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=BEC%20St%20Cuthberts|BEC St. Cuthbert'​s Swallet]], [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=Fred%20Davies|Fred Davies]], [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=Dick%20Pike|Dick Pike]] ​and the recently rediscovered ​[[http://www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/index.php?​dir=SSSS%2FLog%20Book%2017%20%281971%20to%201972%29|Volume 17]] of the Sidcot School logs.+** 1 May 2020 ** - Added a new and improved search ​and view screen to the [[https://bib.mcra.org.uk/​refs/viewer|Mendip Cave Bibliography]]
  
-** 30 Aug 2017 ** - [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=for_sale#earth_colours|Earth Colours]] price reduced by £10.+** 29 Mar 2020 ** - 31 [[surveys#Portland Cave Surveys|Portland Cave Surveys]] added to the download archive.
  
-** 18 Jun 2017 ** - {{articles:​blagdon_bone_fissure.pdf|Blagdon Bone Fissure}} by R. M. Taviner added.+** 23 Mar 2020 ** - Unfortunately due to the current Covid 19 shutdown we are unable to process any salesPlease bear with us and hopefully the situation will improve soon
  
-** 14 May 2017 ** - [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=acgpubs|Axbridge Caving Group Publications 1950 - 2014]] added to the archive.+** 8 Mar 2020 ** - Many thanks to those who attended last night'​s launch of [[for_sale#​somerset_underground_-_volume_1|Somerset Underground Volume One]]. It was a very successful night and it's always good to see the Hunters'​ packed out.
  
-** 25 Apr 2017 ** - [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=Dorset%20Caving%20Group|Dorset Caving Group Journals]] and [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=ATLAS%2FLongwood Valley Sink|Longwood Valley Sink 1984-1990]] digging logbooks added to the collection.+** 21 Jan 2020 ** - **COMING SOON** - The MCRA is pleased to announce that Volume One of the long-anticipated ​[[for_sale#​somerset_underground_-_volume_1|Somerset Underground]] has now arrived, ​and will be officially launched at the Hunters'​ Lodge Inn at 8 p.m on Saturday 7th MarchPriced at a mere £10, this stitched, flexibound, full-colour production comprises 275 pages and contains details of more than 750 natural caves, sea caves, mines, sinks, risings, springs, holy wells and artificial underground sites in Bristol, ​the Avon Gorge, Broadfield Down, the entire Bristol Channel and West Somerset including Milverton, the Quantocks, the Brendons and Exmoor
  
-** 24 Apr 2017 ** - Added the [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=Gerard%20Platten|Gerard Platten Scrapbook Index]], as compiled by Dave Irwin.+** 2 Jan 2020 ** - [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​files/​ATLAS/​ATLAS%20Digging%20Log%202019.pdf|ATLAS digging log for 2019]] added to the [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=ATLAS%2FDigging%20Log%20Archives|archive]].
  
-** 22 Nov 2016 ** - {{:archaeology:​wh_summary_of_an_assemblage.pdf|summary ​of an assemblage of bones and a pot sherd found in Wookey Hole cave, Mendip ​HillsSomerset}} by Vince Simmonds added.+** 14 Nov 2019 ** - New MCRA e-book published//'History ​of Mendip ​Cave Rescues & Incidents'//​ by Alan Grayavailable now from the [[articles:​start|Articles and Books]] page.
  
-** 4 Nov 2016 ** - {{articles:sandford_gulf.pdf|The Sandford Gulf and other lost caves of Sandford Hill}} by RMTaviner added.+** 11 Sep 2019 ** - ATLAS logs from 2002-2008 recovered from the lost ThrupeLite website added to the [[http://www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=ATLAS%2FDigging%20Log%20Archives|digging log archive]].
  
-** 23 Oct 2016 ** - {{:archaeology:​mendip_archaeo_simmonds.pdf|An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst}} by Vince Simmonds, 2016 revised edition.+** 03 Jan 2019 ** - Collated report for 2018 added to the [[http://www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=ATLAS%2FDigging%20Log%20Archives|ATLAS digging log archive]].
  
-** 11 Oct 2016 ** - Articles {{articles:wheel_pit.pdf|The Great Wheel Pit Mystery}} and {{articles:​swildon_s.pdf|Swildon'​s ​- What's in a name?}} by RM. Taviner ​added.+** 18 Aug 2018 ** - [[http://www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/?​dir=Dave%20Yeandle|Dave Yeandle's]] caving log books uploadedAdditional material ​added to the [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/?​dir=Luke%20Devenish|Luke Devenish]] archive.
  
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 The Mendip Cave Registry and Archive (MCRA) is a constantly expanding resource of data for cavers and those interested in the subterranean world. The Mendip Cave Registry and Archive (MCRA) is a constantly expanding resource of data for cavers and those interested in the subterranean world.
  
-The information collated by the MCRA relates primarily to caves and mines in the area of Bristol, Somerset, Bath and Wiltshire.+The information collated by the MCRA relates primarily to caves and mines in the area of Bristol, Somerset, BathWiltshire ​and Dorset.
  
 This website provides access to electronic versions of the Cave Registry, the Bibliography and a growing collection of material in the Archive including photographs,​ films and logbooks. This website provides access to electronic versions of the Cave Registry, the Bibliography and a growing collection of material in the Archive including photographs,​ films and logbooks.
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 ==== Cave Registry ==== ==== Cave Registry ====
  
-The Registry aims to systematically collect, record and publish ​of information relating to the caves and stone mines of Bristol, Somerset ​and Wiltshire. ​The register ​currently contains well over 2,000 entries comprising individual sites and alternative names for known sites.+The Registry aims to systematically collect, record and publish ​useful ​information relating to the caves and stone mines of Bristol, SomersetWiltshire ​and DorsetIt currently contains well over 2,000 entries comprising individual sites and alternative names for known sites.
  
 Search the full registry online using the [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​registry|MCRA Registry Search]]. Search the full registry online using the [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​registry|MCRA Registry Search]].
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 ==== Bibliography ==== ==== Bibliography ====
  
-The Mendip Cave Bibliography provides a list of references relating to each cave or cave related topic that have been printed in caving publications or newspapers. This on-line edition includes ​31,057 entries from 883 AD to 2013 AD.+The Mendip Cave Bibliography provides a list of references relating to each cave or cave related topic that have been printed in caving publications or newspapers. This on-line edition includes ​over 30,000 entries from 883 AD to present.
  
-New: Search the full bibliography online with the [[bibliography:start|Mendip Cave Bibliography Search]]+New: Search the full bibliography online with the [[https://​bib.mcra.org.uk/​refs/​viewer|Mendip Cave Bibliography Search]]
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 ==== Archive ==== ==== Archive ====
  
-The archive provides a free digital information resource for cavers covering [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​photoarchive/​browse.php|photographs]],​ [[archive:​catalogues|postcards and catalogues]],​ log books and [[archive:​publications]].+The archive provides a free digital information resource for cavers covering [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​photoarchive/​browse.php|photographs]],​ [[archive:​catalogues|postcards and catalogues]], [[archive:​audio|music and audio]], log books and [[archive:​publications]].
  
 There are also in excess of 5000 photos in the [[https://​www.flickr.com/​photos/​mendipcaveregistryarchive/​albums/​|MCRA Flickr Photo Archive]]. There are also in excess of 5000 photos in the [[https://​www.flickr.com/​photos/​mendipcaveregistryarchive/​albums/​|MCRA Flickr Photo Archive]].
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-==== Articles ====+==== Articles ​& Books ====
  
-This section ​is designed to carry articles ​of spelaeological interest+This section ​carries publications ​of spelaeological interest
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 ==== Archaeology ==== ==== Archaeology ====
  
-This section contains ​links and downloads pertaining to caves of archaeological interest.+Contains ​links and downloads pertaining to caves of archaeological interest.
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 ==== Geology ==== ==== Geology ====
  
-This section contains links and downloads pertaining to the geology of the Mendip Hills and the surrounding region.+Links and downloads pertaining to the geology of the Mendip Hills and the surrounding region.
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 ==== For Sale ==== ==== For Sale ====
  
-A list of books that the MCRA has for sale. [[For Sale]]+Mendip Underground 4th edition (5th has sold out), Somerset Underground (Vol.1), Mines and Minerals ​of the Mendip Hills, Earth Colours & Mendip - Its Swallet Caves and Rock Shelters: all the books that the MCRA has [[For Sale]]
  
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 ==== MENDIP UNDERGROUND 5 ==== ==== MENDIP UNDERGROUND 5 ====
  
-[[More info!]]+[[for_sale#​mendip_underground_5|More info!]] ​Has sold out.
  
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