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CDG Newsletter Issue 224 – July 2022

Editorial The Group's most recent AGM took place at Ingleton in April in Ingleton. Thanks are due to the Northern Section for hosting this efficient event, which at only 70 minutes long may have set some sort of record. By now all members should have received a copy of the AGM Minutes from a their [...]

2022-07-26T13:20:21+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 223 – April 2022

Editorial As I write, the Northern Section is finalising the last few details for what hopefully will be the first April Annual General Meeting since 2019. For those making the trip to Ingleton and also looking to dive in the traditionally clear waters of the northern phreas, please be aware that the Northern Section compressor [...]

2022-04-23T08:26:19+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 222 – January 2022

Editorial Happy New Year and thank you as always to the many contributors who have submitted dive logs and articles. John Cordingley's proof-reading task has been made somewhat harder for this Newsletter due to my contracting Covid whilst pulling it all together. Most will now be aware that George Linnane our Distribution Officer was the [...]

2022-02-04T21:24:02+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 221 – October 2021

Editorial This newsletter begins with a a tribute to Rob Dalby, a former Northern Section Secretary who tragically drowned whilst diving off the Isles of Scilly. In the UK Rob undertook a number of exploratory projects notably under Malham Cove and Chapel-le-Dale alongside other divers including James "Jamie" Alderson who has written the tribute that [...]

2021-11-18T20:55:35+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 220 – July 2021

Editorial This newsletter begins with a tribute to the late Albert Chapman, a great supporter of the CDG and former owner of the land in Chapel-le-Dale under which the excellent sites of Joint Hole, Aquaflash Pot. Meregill Skit, and of course, Chapman's Rising could be found. Work remains ongoing by the Northern Section to re-negotiate [...]

2021-11-18T20:46:10+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 219 – Apr 2021

Editorial This newsletter, marking the 75th anniversary of the CDG, begins with a tribute to the late David Hodgson, an extremely popular and well-respected Non Diving Member of the Northern Section. It was David’s infectious enthusiasm, extensive knowledge and genuine concern for us divers at Boreham Cave that will form my most enduring memories of [...]

2021-04-02T08:49:05+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 218 – Jan 2021

Editorial Happy New Year! Thank you all for the contributions to this Newsletter and for John Cordingley for spending many hours to ensure that this edition is as error-free as possible. There are no overseas reports this time, a reflection on the current circumstances we all find ourselves in. However, there are early indications that [...]

2021-02-21T19:55:17+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 217 – Oct 2020

Editorial As the previous Newsletter was being printed we learnt of the death of Fred Davies, a leading figure in cave diving in Somerset and a stalwart member of the Mendip Rescue Organisation. This edition begins with a tribute to Fred and I’d like to thank Martin Grass for writing this. With UK-wide restrictions being [...]

2020-10-30T18:45:02+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 216 – July 2020

Editorial In late February the sad news of Helen Farr’s death was received. Helen was an outstanding international cave diver who was globally respected. She had served as the CDG’s treasurer since 2007 and our thoughts are with Martyn, the family and her many friends at this time. This Newsletter begins with a tribute to [...]

2020-07-11T16:32:08+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 215 – April 2020

Editorial Shortly after the last Newsletter was dispatched to the printers, and prior to its distribution, we learnt of the deaths of Norman Brindle and Simon Halliday. Norman was hugely influential in the early development of cave diving in the Yorkshire Dales. Simon was one of the Northern Section’s most active members and involved in [...]

2020-04-08T08:23:58+00:00