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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

CDG Newsletter Issue 214 – Jan 2020

Editorial As this Newsletter was being put together we learnt of the death of Steve “Thug” Thorpe. Bob Hryndyj has kindly allowed me to publish the obituary that begins this edition (originally written for the NPC). Thank you to the many other contributors who have also provided the content for this Newsletter. A quick glance [...]

2020-01-23T10:15:28+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 212 – July 2019

Editorial Following the welcome news of Josh Bratchley’s successful rescue whilst cave diving in the USA, the sad news was received of the sudden death of Ian Cummins, a prospective Northern Section member. Ian was an extremely accomplished and popular caver and climber who was learning to cave dive and almost ready to join the [...]

2019-12-09T13:43:04+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 211 – April 2019

Editorial As always, many thanks to the contributors of all of the diving logs and articles which have combined to make this April NL atypically large. Due to a number of forthcoming CDG events, particularly the AGM, I have attempted to speed up the compilation and editing to get this publication and the detail contained [...]

2019-08-06T06:54:29+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 210 – January 2019

Editorial As this Newsletter was being completed, the New Year’s Honours list for 2019 was released. The seven team members recognised for their actions during the Thailand cave rescue are listed on page 9. Lessons relevant to UK conditions that were learnt from the rescue have already been incorporated into the Cave Rescue Organisation’s practices, [...]

2019-01-21T17:30:59+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 207 – April 2018

Editorial Whilst currently confined to the house courtesy of the widespread snow from the “Beast from the East” and Storm Emma, it is easy to reflect on the generally wet winter and poor diving conditions that so often blight UK diving activity preceding the April Newsletter. Hopefully as winter turns to spring, more exploratory work [...]

2019-01-15T10:34:42+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 206 – January 2018

Editorial Generous, wise, kind, popular, wicked sense of humour, privilege to know and always smiling, were amongst the words and phrases frequently included in anecdotes at former CDG Chairman Bryan “Scoff” Schofield’s funeral service. When producing the tribute that begins this NL, his guidance would have been most welcome (again) but in his absence I [...]

2018-01-16T09:46:33+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 204 – July 2017

Editorial First, an apology. The obituary for John Buxton in NL 203 was printed with a minor typo. As such, the final two paragraphs are reprinted again in full to correct this mistake. Jason Mallinson’s personal account of JSB’s role in the Wakulla II project then follows. Whilst this Newsletter was in preparation, the thoughts [...]

2018-01-16T09:46:33+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 203 – April 2017

Editorial This Newsletter begins with the obituaries for John Stewart Buxton and Dr Trevor David Ford OBE who both contributed to the CDG and its achievements since c 1950 albeit in very different ways. Some of their exploratory and academic work is summarised by Martin Grass and Clive Westlake – thank you to both. The [...]

2019-03-28T09:42:07+00:00