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Simpson, E., photographer, et al
The Log Book of the Northern Cavern and Fell Club 1934. [cover-title]: Cavern and Fell 1934 Records .
Yorkshire, England, 1934. 8vo (8" x 10"), original printed wrappers. 117 pp. of typescript. 16 original silver print photographs wth typed captions. Inscribed on an endpaper "Presented to Mrs. Robinson of the Craven Arms with the compliments of the Cavern & Fell-in appreciation of the very many kindnesses shown to them.". A very fine and unusual typescript journal of the Northern Cavern and Fell Club of Yorkshire, including typescript accounts of spelunking adventures and sixteen striking original photographs. This remarkable journal consists of lists of the officers of the Northern Cavern and Fell Club (est. 1928); a list of over a dozen meets the Club held in 1934; a table of contents indexing meets, events, and detailed narrative accounts of the club's expeditions written by members. The meets took place at such caves as Gaping Ghyll, Arncliffe, Fountains Fell, Alum Pot, Isle of Skye, Mere Gill and Lingmell Girdle. The photographs capture subterranean scenes during the Club's meets as well as group and solo images of Club members. These variously show the spelunkers carrying and transporting gear; at the openings of various caves; rappelling and on ladders; climbing on different perilous sections of their routes (as indicated by captions); inside massive caves; at the club's annual dinner with family members, and so forth. Captions include: "W.J. Haworth Esq. President 1934"; "Public Enemy No. 1, Public Enemy No. 2, and Public Assistance Required"; "Transport at G.G."; "The Swildon's Hole Diving Party," etc. In this final image a group of seven spelunkers are pictured in … [Click Below for Full Description]
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