DCA training

Derbyshire Caving Assn. are holding a series of training sessions which might be of interest to members. 
Introduction to SRT 3rd October 
Dry stone walling workshop 16th October 
Cave photography workshop  24th October 
Weather and cave flooding workshop 30th October
Exploring abandoned mines 6th November 
SRT rigging workshop 7th November
SRT Master class workshop 13th November 
SRT self rescue workshop 13th November 
Introduction to coaching workshop  28th November 
SRT Master class workshop 5th December 
Mountain navigation workshop 19th December 
Introduction to cave formation and development workshop  8th January 
Underground navigation workshop 9th January
Cave geology workshop  date tbc
Tyrolean  workshop  date tbc

Jim Rieuwerts

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Jim Rieuwerts passed away on Thursday 5 November. Jim was one of the three who arranged the 1959 public meeting that resulted in the foundation of PDMHS. In the years that followed Jim researched the mines of the Peak extensively, publishing the results of this work as widely as possible and becoming recognised as the leading authority on Peak District mining history. He was for many years a member of the Barmote Court jury, and had long been the jury foreman due to his expertise in the intricacies of Peak mining law. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

We are compiling an obituary for the next Newsletter, please send any memories of Jim to newsletter@pdmhs.com by the 20th November.

2020 AGM postponed

With the Government announcement that England would go into four weeks’ full lockdown with effect from Thursday 5th November,  we will not be able to hold the AGM as planned. Where those who had applied for tickets should by now have received an e-mail to this effect so that they can start cancelling any travel or accommodation arrangements in good time.