Derbyshire
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The Derbyshire Caver

latest coverThe Derbyshire Caver is the Newsletter of the DCA.

Annual subscription for 4 issues posted to you: £10.00

Published quarterly. Price £2 a copy.  (Over the counter in the Mining Museum at Matlock Bath and the Old Smithy café at Monyash.)

 Previous editions of the newsletter are available below.

pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 155 - Summer 2021
  • Fitting Lids at Cussey Pot and Intake Dale Mine
  • The Intake Dale Mine Extensions
  • Odin Mine’s Grand Re-opening
  • Lid Repairs at JH
  • Eldon Hole Bones Recovery
  • DCRO Hauling Exercise at Eldon Hole
  • SSSI Monitoring Update
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 154 - Winter 2020
  • The Great Perryfoot Car-park Clean-up
  • Slitherstones Mine Capping Jobs
  • The Backwater Aven Discovery
  • Pilkington’s 1789 Grand Underground Tour of Castleton
  • Eldon Quarry Access
  • Covid, Caving and Bats
  • Intake Dale Mine Repairs
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 153 - Spring 2020
  • The British Caving Library
  • The Longcliffe Litter Bugs
  • The Lure of the Hole - Recording Sounds Underground
  • Orchard Sough, Snitterton
  • Obituary - Steve Thompson
  • Carbohydrates and Caving
  • Snelslow Swallet Clean-up
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 152 - Autumn 2019
  • The Wardlow Sough Adit Restoration Project
  • Removing Fresh Graffiti in Cumberland Cavern
  • The Nixon’s Aven Dig
  • The AƗ Passage Dig in Far Sump Extension
  • The Early Days of Giants Hole Exploration
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 151 - Spring 2019
  • The Ecton Mine adit restoration project
  • The Longcliffe Mine shaft‐top grille epic hauling trip
  • David Jackson Obituary
  • Changing more lightbulbs in Speedwell Cavern
  • ‘Newish’ caves in the Wormhill area
  • Highlighting damage done to gated mines and the access implications
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 150 - Winter 2018/2019
  • Gunpowder blasting in Cromford Sough
  • The late Dave Williams
  • John Gunn on the new British Cave Monitoring Centre
  • The late Gordon Parkin by Bob Dearman
  • Andrew Chamberlain analyses the animal bones from Bull Pit
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 149 - Autumn 2018
  • Jim Lister on the Ink Sump project 
  • DCRO and the Tham Luang rescue – an account by Bill Whitehouse 
  • Alan Brentnall – repairs at The Bung and at Whalfe climbing shaft
  • Rubbish removal from Peak Resurgence Sump by Tim Webber
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 148 - Spring 2018
  • Magnets in clothing
  • Block Hall – an exploration history
  • Longcliffe update Peak Cavern – water levels at Halfway House
  • Giants Hole – water, rope and irony
  • Derbyshire Caving Association Officers 2018/19
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 147 - Winter 2017/2018
  • Peak District Diving 2017
  • DCRO call outs 2017
  • Francis Boyd Potts
  • Suicide Cave – Improving Stability
  • Wadworth Woods – Sinks in the Magnesian Limestone
  • Bats: Autumn Swarming in the Via Gellia
  • Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 146 - Autumn 2017
  • CO2 in the Monyash Area
  • The Bottomless Pit – Water Depth and Water Tracing
  • Mouldridge Gate Replacement
  • Access Controlling Bodies, CO2 and the HSW Act
  • Freshers’ Meet (it was only short)
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 145 - Summer 2017
  • DCRO call outs 2017
  • Can you Cut Rope With a Household Jet Washer?
  • A Meeting With Dr Trevor Ford OBE
  • A Day in the Life of a Speleologist
  • Kirkland Shaft – a New Entrance to Devonshire
  • SUSS in the Sixties
  • Air Quality Readings 2017
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 144 - Spring 2017
  • Peak District Dives 2016/17
  • Giants-Oxlow-Giants 1966
  • Thoughts on Jet Washing Caving Ropes
  • DCA Member Clubs 1974 & 2014
  • Merlin Streamway Between the Sumps
  • Cave Atmosphere Readings 2016
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 143 - Winter 2016/2017
  • DCRO Call Outs
  • Work of the Underground Conservation Forum
  • Eyam Dale House Cave
  • Cave Life of the Year – Food for Thought
  • Holme Bank Chert Mine
  • DCA Cave/Mine Conservation Plans
  • Recent Finds of Bones in the Peak/Speedwell System
  • Restoration of the Ecton Dressing Shed Wall
  • The Not So Secret Life of Bats
  • Damage to Stalactites in Giants Hole .
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 142 - Autumn 2016
  • Peak District Dives 2016
  • Eurospelio2016 Peak Camp Diary
  • A tall tale by Bob Leakey
  • A Shot In The Dark – My Life In Films part 2
  • Bagshaw Cavern in the 1940s and 1950s
  • Ten things every caver should do
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 141 - Summer 2016
  • Peak District Dives 2016
  • DCRO Call Outs
  • A Shot In The Dark – My Life In Films
  • Peak Cavern – Victoria Aven
  • Bradwell Catchment Symposium
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 140 - Spring 2016
  • How to Repair a Hole in a Field
  • Diving In P8
  • DCA Project Officer’s Report
  • Eldon Hole - A History of Exploration
  • Crewe CPC SRT Training
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 139 - Winter 2015/2016
  • The Longcliffe Project
  • Cliffhanger 2015
  • Alabaster Sough
  • The Steam Room
  • Lathkill Resurgence Cave
  • DCA Online Access Guide
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 138 - Autumn 2015
  • DCRO Call Outs
  • Farewell Mel
  • Work in Peak Cavern 1963/64
  • Prospects in the Manifold and Hamps Valleys
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 137 - Summer 2015
  • Vale – Brian Webb
  • Waterfall Hole Car Park
  • Buttered Badgers’ Rowter Hole Project
  • Hungerhill Swallet – the 1986/87 dig
  • Ecton Mines Engine House
  • Air Monitoring
  • Starvehouse Mine
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 136 - Spring 2015
  • Farewell John
  • DCRO Call Outs
  • Memories of Paul Deakin
  • DCA Projects
  • Peak Cavern Clean-up