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Due to the Coronavirus situation, in line with Government advice all Club meetings are temporarily suspended. The Secretary will try to keep members up-to-date via email and post.

We are an active group of people interested in the exploration and study of mines and caves in Britain, Europe and ... well anywhere actually! Sadly our activities have been severely reduced this year, so our news items are getting a little old ... hopefully you'll still find them interesting.

For contact details, membership form and to find out more visit our About Us page


Vicky & Alan Robinson - this year's Golden Nuts

And the winners are ...

Alan and Vicky Robinson were awarded the Club’s "Golden Nut Award" at the 2019 Annual Dinner by 2018 winner Nick Southwick for their contributions to Club activities. It was presented to them by Steve Holding as Nick wasn't at the dinner.

The award now boasts a larger wooden base (supplied by John Morgan) to allow for the names plates of future recipients.

Ropeway trestle finally topped out!

Trestle Topped Out

On the 27th October 2019 Andy Harris (watched by several Club members!) added the triangular top to the ropeway trestle at the Bog visitor centre to compete the installation. Luckily it was a nice calm day, although a little cold so everyone present was forced to retire to the Bog centre for tea and cakes once the job was completed.

ResCon19, BCRC Conference, Mendip, 6th to 8th September

ResCon19, BCRC Conference

The bi-annual British Cave Rescue Council Conference "ResCon" was held at Priddy, Mendip, over the weekend 6th to 8th September. Tickets for the weekend included camping & food (everything except the bar) - a real bargain!

Delegates took part in a number of underground workshops, including dive rescue sessions in Wookey Hole and underground comms exercises. Lectures were at the camp site, luckily it wasn't too sunny so it was possible to see the presentations.

See the BCRC website for more

Alveley Mining memorial

Alveley Mining Memorial

Unveiled during the 'Pit in the Park' event by the Mayor of Bridgnorth Ron Whittle OBE, on 6th October 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of Alveley Colliery.

Ray Mathews of the Alveley History Society managed to source an Ormerod detaching hook of the same type as was used at the colliery. This has been mounted on chains over a reconstructed pit top.

Exploring underground

Exploring underground for over 50 years

Shropshire Caving & Mining Club

a flying batImportant 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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