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CLUB EVENTS FROM AUGUST TO DECEMBER 2017

CHELSEA SPELÆOLOGICAL SOCIETY Caving in Wales, the South of England, and beyond
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October 13-15th North

Wales Mines Weekend

Read the grim detail on our primary mission in Descent issue 249 (above).  The Croesor- Rhosydd mines through trip is a classic underground adventure involves zip wires, inflatable dinghies and Indiana Jones style rickety bridges. We have another ‘serious’ SRT trip lined up into Llanberis Copper Mines.  We are staying in the LC&CC hut at Tanygrisiau and have access too into the Cwmorthin slate mine five minutes away.

November 3rd-5th

Bonfire Weekend

Caving, bonfire, fireworks, barrels of beer, outdoors food and fun with caving chums and the family.  Based at Whitewalls.

December 1st-3rd Curry

Weekend at Whitewalls

An adult level weekend, possibly.  Local caving trips, then make and share a big variety of home-made curry.  Rice and poppadoms, pickles etc will be provided.  
August 25-28th Bank Holiday at Whitewalls Mine, Wine and Dine Paul Tarrant led nine club members through Nantymwyn Mine near Llandovery on the Saturday which began with a mine entrance hunt, then SRT and the blue stals (above).  Stuart organised a white wine and cheese testing event for the Sunday evening which developed into some birthday celebrations with cake and indoors fireworks.
September 15-16th New Property & SRT Practice This was the weekend that work started on the Sunday School, now that we formally own it.  A handful of members cleared the overgrown stone steps from the tram road, dug a trench at the back to help drainage, and removed most of the junk from inside. The basic SRT training session also went ahead with practice inside Whitewalls then on 5m and 25m pitches in the local quarry.

Sept 29th to October 1st

Hidden Earth

The BCRA’s National Conference is again at the tried and tested Churchill Academy in Churchill village on Mendip.  Join other club members for a Thai curry at a restaurant near Cheddar on Saturday evening from 6.30pm - book this meal with Mel Reid. Please collect your printed club newsletter for July-September 2017 at HE from Matt or Mandy to save on postage.

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January 26-28th 2018

Annual Dinner and AGM