Mendip Cave Rescue
MCR 80th Anniversary and J-Rat Digging Awards 2016
This year the MCR will be 80 years old, and to celebrate we are having a party, to be held in Priddy Village Hall on Saturday the 19th November. The annual J-Rat Digging Award will be held on the same evening. All cavers will be very welcome to come along and help us celebrate! Entry will be free, but there will be a small charge for the food and a bar run by cavers selling local beer and cider.
A rough plan for the evening is:
- 1900 bar open and food available (to help us with planning this, it would be helpful if you would indicate whether you are likely to want food in advance, and if you require a vegetarian option)
- 2000 short introduction the MCR and a celebration of 80 years of cavers rescuing cavers. The local MP James Heappey has been invited along to say a few (non-political) words
- 2030 the J-Rat awards, compered by Pete Glanvill, culminating in the award to the winning team at 2130
- 2200 through to midnight a cavers stomp with DJ Basher
The next MCR meeting will be held at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy on Friday 18th November at 20:00. As always, all are welcome to attend these open meetings.
On Tuesday 26th July, Mendip Cave Rescue received a report from the police at 11:58 that a visitor had fallen and sustained injuries in Gough's Cave, a show cave in Cheddar Gorge. A small group of MCR wardens collected some equipment from the MCR store and made their way to the entrance, where a further report was received that the injured person had been stretchered out of the cave by members of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue service. The wardens were then stood down at 13:07 and returned to the MCR store.
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