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We are an active group of people interested in the exploration and study of mines and caves in Britain, Europe and ... well anywhere actually! For contact details, membership forms and to find out more visit: About Us >>

Latest News
Annual Dinner
Another successful Annual Dinner was held at the Wroxeter Hotel on Saturday 3rd October. An excellent meal was followed a brief talk from Gareth Rushton on recent maintenance work at Muxton Bridge Colliery - including video clips taken in 1988 of the initial shaft capping and treatment featuring a couple of Club members, much to the amusement of the audience! Thanks to everyone who attended and through their generosity the sealed envelope raffle raised over £150 for Midlands Cave Rescue Organisation.


Aerial Ropeways of Shropshire - front coverNew Club Publication
Aerial Ropeways of Shropshire (Account 28)
by Mike Shaw, David Poyner and Robert Evans
Just published and now available to purchase online from Moorebooks

The publication is divided into 2 parts:

Part 1 - East Shropshire, covers the coal mine ropeways of Catherton Common, Bayton, Billingsley and Alverley plus the ropeway at Cosford Waterworks and some minor ropeways around the county.

Part 2 - West Shropshire, covers the ropeways from the Bog and Huglith mines to Malehurst Mill near Pontesbury. It brings together a lot of the fieldwork and research that Club members have done over the past 10 to 12 years while ‘tracing’ the routes of these ropeways.

It also briefly looks at some ‘imaginary’ Shropshire ropeways.

A4 with soft covers, 68 pages and numerous photographs, both historical and modern, it has proved a big hit with those that have seen it. Retail price £12+p&p. (Club members are entitled to a special discounted price)


a flying batPlease note:

  • Underground exploration can be potentially dangerous if you do not have the right equipment and skills. This is why you should consider joining a well established Club, who can train you and lend you equipment for your first few trips.
  • Have a look at our Links page to find links to other underground exploration groups, both in Britain and around the world.

It's bats !Warning These pages are under continuous development, so beware of false links, and blind headings .... !!
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