History

Gautries Hole - Circa 1953 "The beginnings of it all!"

Gautries Hole - Circa 1953
Perhaps the earliest photograph of the club members ever taken
N.Fox, D.Allsop, P.Bailey, L.Gyte


Apparently Norman Fox had been caving with New Mills Grammar School and knew the others from Buxton Boys Club. They decided to go caving ... and the rest is history!


Eldon Contingent of 1962 Goufre Berger Expedition


Eldon Contingent of 1962 Goufre Berger Expedition

(Back L-R) Peter Bleakley, Jeff Dobson, Dave Allsop, Wingnut, Mike Coupland, Miff Smith,Tony Briggs,Mike Poulton, John Needham, Clive Hockenhull


Goufre Berger Expeditions 1962 - 1967


Goufre Berger Expeditions 1962 - 1967


Giants 1957


Giants 1957


Unknown location, circa 1955


Unknown location, circa 1955


Eldon Hole 1975


Eldon Hole 1975
Graham Ogley, George Cooper, Dunka, Dave Wagstaff


Lake Sump, Peak Cavern


Lake Sump, Peak Cavern


Fomaruska, Co Clare 1980


Fomaruska Co Clare 1980
Dave Gill


Dearman, Burke


Dearman, Burke
by T Lewis


Far Flats 1988


Far Flats 1988


Shags Landrover, Road to Leck Fell October 1973


Road to Leck Fell October 1973

Shags Landrover


Bob Dearman 1976


Bob Dearman 1976

Traverse of the Gods
Eiger Nordwand
Photo P.Burke


White water training trip in North Wales for the Nare Expedition in 1984


White water training trip in North Wales for the Nare Expedition in 1984
Steve Dickinson (Dickie)


Johnny Taylor's smashed Oldham Lamp


2003: Johnny Taylor's smashed Oldham lamp following an argument with a falling rock. The rock won!
With thanks to Shaun Puckering at Hitch n Hike
Johnny Taylor's smashed Oldham Lamp




Jules Barrett on the Lagarde Direct (TD), North Face of Les Droites (2007)
Photo: Ian Loombe