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 ====== Latest News & Updates ====== ====== Latest News & Updates ======
  
-** 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 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.
  
-** 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 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
  
-** 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.+** 1 May 2020 ** - Added a new and improved search and view screen ​to the [[https://bib.mcra.org.uk/​refs/viewer|Mendip Cave Bibliography]]
  
-** 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.+** 29 Mar 2020 ** - 31 [[surveys#​Portland Cave Surveys|Portland Cave Surveys]] added to the download archive.
  
-** 30 Aug 2017 ** - [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=for_sale#​earth_colours|Earth Colours]] price reduced by £10.+** 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
  
-** 18 Jun 2017 ** - {{articles:​blagdon_bone_fissure.pdf|Blagdon Bone Fissure}} by R. MTaviner added.+** 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.
  
-** 14 May 2017 ** - [[http://​www.mcra.org.uk/​logbooks/​index.php?​dir=acgpubs|Axbridge Caving Group Publications 1950 2014]] added to the archive.+** 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 March. Priced 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
  
-** 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.+** 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]].
  
-** 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.+** 14 Nov 2019 ** - New MCRA e-book published: //'A History of Mendip Cave Rescues & Incidents'​// by Alan Gray, available now from the [[articles:​start|Articles and Books]] page.
  
-** 22 Nov 2016 ** - {{:archaeology:​wh_summary_of_an_assemblage.pdf|A summary of an assemblage of bones and a pot sherd found in Wookey Hole cave, Mendip Hills, Somerset}} by Vince Simmonds 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]].
  
-** 4 Nov 2016 ** - {{articles:sandford_gulf.pdf|The Sandford Gulf and other lost caves of Sandford Hill}} by RMTaviner added.+** 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 Oct 2016 ** - {{:archaeology:​mendip_archaeo_simmonds.pdf|An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst}} by Vince Simmonds, 2016 revised edition. +** 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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-** 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 RMTaviner added.+
  
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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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