Details of the forthcoming BCRA Spring Field Meeting at the British Cave Monitoring Centre in Poole’s Cavern, Buxton.
The BCMC is an excellent scheme set up jointly by the BCRA and the Buxton Civic Association to further the cause of long-term monitoring of cave systems.
Non-BCRA members are welcome. An excellent opportunity for PDMHS members to find out more about this initiative.
This lecture by John Barnatt is part of the South West Peak Landscape Partnership Spring Lecture Series and is at 7:30 on Tuesday 9 April 2019 in the Devonshire Dome
More details here
SATURDAY, 30TH. MARCH
Films presented and introduced by Andy Freem
7 pm. Part 1: Andy’s new film on Speedwell plus his film on Brewery Shaft, Nenthead plus supporting programme of other short films
8 pm. Part 2: Short film on “Climate Change terminology & datings” followed by the main film: Andy’s “Recent
Scientific Investigations in Water Icicle” (30 minutes) followed by discussion.
If you are interested and would like to come, please contact Jenny Potts for details and directions: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peak District Lead Mining Mueum (part of PDMHS) hosts Derbyshire Heritage Events and offers Guided Heritage Walks in Derbyshire – for dates, times, costs and other details please check the Museum Web Site news page or their Facebook page.
The guided heritage walks are led by local expert Tony Wood. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Peak District Lead Mining Museum in Matlock Bath. Not only does Tony have an extensive knowledge of local lead mining history, but also the people and places. His walks have usually been sold out and attract many “repeat visitors”. You can buy tickets in person at the Museum (check the Museum web site for opening times) or you can email here or phone 01629 583834. Card payments can be taken over the phone for a minimum of 2 or more tickets.
Evening walks begin at 7.00pm and aim to finish by 9.00pm. The starting point will be given when you purchase your tickets.
In addition to walks organised by the Museum, PDMHS also operates a series of free heritage walks and underground trips. For underground trips, BCA public liability insurance is mandatory – this can be arranged for PDMHS members by the Society’s Underground Exploration Group.
Derbyshire Heritage Talks are hosted at the Museum in Matlock Bath. Talks are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 and cover a wide range of historical aspects of the area, including the mining heritage but also industrial archaeology, folk-lore and social history in Derbyshire. These heritage events are well attended and tickets should be purchased in advance (at the museum or by phone to 01629 583834) to avoid disappointment. Tickets cost £6 (£5 to PDMHS members and Friends of the Pavilion).
15 October 2019: A talk by John Barnatt, who has a long involvement in the archaeological investigation of the history of mining, especially in the Peak District.
This talk is likely to be very popular, so book early!
This Cambridge University Press book about Cave Biology is currently (23/12/18) available on-line reduced from £44.99 to £14.99 from Postcript Books
Written for academic researchers and graduate students, this book provides a critical examination of current knowledge and ideas on cave biology, with emphasis on evolution, ecology and conservation.