Words by Claire Vivian, pictures by Lizzy and Claire
Good fun was had by all SWCC attendees at Hidden Earth last weekend in
Burnley. What with expedition reports from places as diverse as Tresviso,
Burma, Morocco, Iran, Montenegro, China, Vietnam, Slovenia, Austria, Mulu
and Meghalaya, an excellent talk on the Three Counties System, round-ups
from all UK caving areas (thanks for doing ours Brendan!).
There was also a discussion on the future of British Caving and how to
move the sport forward entitled 'Caving needs you' by Helen Brooke, it
was an excellent weekend. Or very own Nicky Bayley won Best Photographic
Newcomer and a lot of other credits for her work. All this was complemented
by the entertainment provided by the Speleo-olympics, artificial cave
and Stomp. If you missed it, you missed out.
Our stand was looking good and by mid-afternoon on the Sunday we had
sold over £100 worth of club merchandise. Best sellers were the Faff Now
mugs, surveys and pin badges as well as our few remaining Faff Now t-shirts.
Don't forget, all SWCC merchandise ranging from t-shirts to books and
badges is available every time you visit the club.
Thanks to Nicky Bayley, Bill Buxton, Martin and Krysia Groves, Pete Hobson,
Duncan Hornby, Elsie Little, Harvey Lomas, Brendan Marris, Allan Richardson,
Blanca Usuga, Phil Walker, Jo White, Liz and Matt Wire for providing photos
or helping with the stand. (and a big hats off to Claire for pulling
it all together!)