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Black Rose Pothole Club

   For Black Rose Rogues Gallery see Who's Who

 

  Originally we were members of the Happy Wanderers Cave and Potholing Club

HWCPC 1957

Club Badge

HWCPC 1957

Clapham

HWCPC 1957

Big Jack

Tiger camping at

Viaduct 1957

Tiger camping at

Viaduct 1957

Tiger camping at

Viaduct 1957

Early Days at

the Viaduct

Tiger at Easegill

Beck 1957

Dave Heap on

a Rope Ladder

Dave later

writes a book

Tiger Culshaw

Local Pub

Dave and Ged

Alum Pot 1957

Camping at

Alum Pot '57

Brian & Ged

Rowten Pot '57

Pete Cumpsty

Easegill 1957

Skirwith Cave

in snow 1957

Black Rose

Viaduct 1957

Saturday Night

Institute 1957

Saturday Night

Institute 1957

Saturday Night

Institute 1957

Saturday Night

Institute 1957

Denise outside

Bernies Cafe

Girls Galore at

Dance 1957

Black Rose

Pothole Club

 

 

  Some of us moved on and become the Black Rose Pothole Club

 

Black Rose Team 1958

Clapham Cave

Ged  1958

John Seaton

Bar Pot 1958

Pete Cumpsty

Alum Pot 1958

Pete Cumpsty

Sell Ghyll 1958

Henning Valley

Cave Ged Dodd

Big Jack

Bull Pot 1958

Sell Ghyll on

rope ladders

Bernies Cafe

1958

Bernies Cafe

1958

Dennis 1958

Ingleton

Bix, Anita, Ged

Church 1958

Brian 1958

Lancaster Hole

Skirwith Cave

1958

Mid winter

at Bull Pot

Ingleborough

in winter

Bix 1958

Clapham

Ged , Bix and

Pauline 1958

Crackpot Cave

Richmond

Stringbean

Clapham 1958

Crackpot Cave

Bix 1958

Crackpot Cave

Bix 1958

Richmond

members 1958

Richmond Whit

Clapham

Scar End Hostel

1958

Scar End Hostel

1958

Outside Hostel

Getting Ready

Bob & Big Jack

mending the roof

Bob Laycock

Kingsdale

Bob Laycock

1958

Jack Shaw at

Institute Dance

Skipsey and

Anita - Bernies

Giant's Hole

1959

Odin Mine

1959

Odin Mine

1959

Odin Mine

1959

Tommy Bowers

Bob Laycock

Brian Lewis

Jack Sletcher

Institute Dance

1959

Caving Gear

for 1959

Big Jack Proctor

1959

Big Jack's

King Tiger

Sleeping out on

Wintry Night

CRO Practice

1959

Daily Express on

Long Churn Trip

Bob Laycock

and Alan Selby

Tommy Bowers

Tiger and Liz

Kim and Dave

Craven Heifer

Motley Crew

1959

Pete Cumpsty

morning after

Jack Sletcher

Dacca and Bix

Mary Brown

Bernies Cafe

Eldon PC with

Black Rose

White Scar

Caves 1959

Christmas on

Ingleborough

Keith

Brackenbottom

Craven Heifer

Big Kim 1959

Bob & Big Jack

mending the roof

Skirwith Cave

in winter

Ingleton

!959

Somewhere

in Dentdale

Jack in Tights

Pantomime

Jack in Tights

Pantomime

Jack Sletcher

Pantomime

Skipsey in

Dentdale 1960

Heysham Cave

North Entrance

Heysham Cave

South Entrance

Wharton Mines

1960

Skipsey in

Dentdale 1960

Sell Ghyll Hole

French 1960

Lads in Hostel

1960

our transport

in 1960

Furness 1960

Ged Dodd

Henning Valley

Cave Furness

Spectacle Pot

Scales Moor

Spectacle Pot

Ged Dodd 1960

Spectacle Pot

sketches

Splutter Crawl

Spectacle Pot

Dead Sheep in

Spectacle Pot

Chyner Pot

Scales Moor

Weathercotes

Cavern 1961

1961 Diving at

Keld Head

1961 Diving at

Keld Head

Sandra and Kim

Loch Lomond

Charlie, Brian

Trevor 1961

Jack and Dave

on Helvellyn

Jack Sletcher

on Helvellyn

Jack Sletcher

in Patterdale

Black Rose in

France 1961

Black Rose in

France 1961

Black Rose in

France 1961

Sandra and

Ged 1962

Velocette on

Kingsdale Road

Ingleborough

New Year 1962

Lane to Hostel

in winter 1962

Road to Hostel

blocked 1962

 

  1976-2004  Ged reforms the Black Rose Pothole Club we do a bit around Ingleton.

BR Tunnel in

Kingsdale MC

Old Storrs

Quarry Walk

Long Gour Cave

1977 - 2003

Long Gour Cave

Entrance

Long Gour Cave

Gour Crawl

Long Gour Cave

The Canyon

Long Gour Cave

BR Caving Club

Long Gour Cave

Entrance

Lost Caverns

1959/77/2003

Bean Pot

Lost Caverns

Bean Pot

entrance 1930

Adam in the

new entrance

Storrs Common

all known digs

Lower Arch

Cave Storrs

Lower Arch

Cave in winter

Lower Arch Dig

hard work 2003

Adam laying

Railway tracks

Ged at Dead

Rabbit Cavern

Storrs Cave

Main Entrance

Duncan at

the entrance

Looking back at

Main Entrance

Icicles in the

Main Chamber

Looking up at

South Entrance

South Entrance

Storrs Cave

Duncan in

Digger Dog

Duncan at

Digger Dog

Duncan at

Digger Dog

Ged & Robin

Wild Rose

Blasting the

narrow rift

Upper Dig

open entrance

Upper Dig

collapsing

Upper Dig

collapsed

Martin, Ged and

Mike Myers

Ingleborough

Jenkins Beck

Pete Ged

Jenkins Beck

Cairn Cavern

Detecting

Cairn Cavern

Horseshoes

Cairn Cavern

wonderful view

 

Money Dragon

Swilla Glenn

 

 

  Ged buys a Cold War Nuclear Bunker and we do a bit around Great Knoutberry Scar.

Forewarned

is Forearmed

The Bunker

Dent Station

Bunker Radio

26ROC001

Big Jack

GB125SCL

Pete Cumpsty

at the bunker

Ged Dodd

bunker at dusk

Connor from

the Air Cadets

Adam & Neil

off potholing

Ged in the

entrance shaft

Not so much

health but safety

Smiley Face

Alarm Clock

Ged at the

control desk

Can't beat a

solid fuel stove

especially at

lights out

Pete back

from a hike

Adam and Neil

back in the warm

Duncan loves

biscuits - brown

Duncan admires

the history wall

the bunker

has four bunks

Visitors got a

Special Medal

The danger road

sign says it all.

Bunker at the end of Rainbow

Underground

Submarine

Diggerdog Adam at the bunker

Using the bunker

as a base camp

Pete at the

bunker pool

Duncan at the

bunker sinks

Duncan on the

Dentdale clints

Adam searching

in winter snow

Duncan & Pete

at old coal mine

Cairns on Great

Knoutberry Scar

Magical Dentdale

in winter sun

 

  Black Rose Reunions and Dinners 2002 onwards

 

First Reunion

2002

2nd Reunion

2003

 

 

2003 Reunion

Marton Arms

2003 Reunion

Marton Arms

Pete on holiday

in Turkey

Johnnie the

Ship's comedian

Merry

Christmas

Big Jack Procter

New Scar End

John, Ged, Pete

New Scar End

Old front room

New Scar End

Ashes to Ashes

Scar End

RIP Dennis

Scar End

Memorial

Scar End

Pete Cumpsty

BR Plaque

Tommy Bowers

funeral ashes

Masons Arms

24-10-2010

Dacca & Ged

Marton Arms

At the Bar in the

Wheatsheaf

Black Rose at

Mason Arms

Marton Arms

05-02-2011

Connie at the

Wheatsheaf

Connie and

Johnnie Seaton

Johnnie Seaton

Sandra Dodd

The Shaws and

Frank Squirrel

Party at the

Wheatsheaf

Party at the

Masons Arms

Jack, Pete, Babs

Masons Arms

 

 

 

 

 

 

  2010/12 The Black Rose Oldies Thursday Club

  with Brian Lewis, Ged Dodd, Jonnie Seaton and Pete Cumpsty.  See the uTube videos here

Pete & Brian

Hunt pot

The Pinnacle

Penyghent

Up on the tops above Malham

Pete, Johnnie

Brian in Easegill

Brian & Pete

Norber Erratics

Pete Cumpsty

at Force Gill

Ged & Pete

Borrins Moor

Pete, Ged

and Brian

Pete Cumpsty

West Kingsdale

Pete & Brian

on White Scars

Fountains Fell

in low cloud

Pete & Brian

in Littledale

Leck Fell

Ravine Walk

Ribblehead

Walk

Pete Cumpsty

at Great Douk

Pete, Johnnie

Rowten Pot

Pete & Ged

Overborough

Ged Dodd with

Metal Detector

The Viaduct

in Dentdale

Yordas Cave

in flood

Johnnie Seaton

in Yordas Cave

Pete Cumpsty

in Yordas Cave

Ged & Johnnie

in Yordas Cave

Johnnie Seaton

in Yordas Cave

Ged & Pete at

Gaping Ghyll

Ingleborough

Mountain

Pete & Ged on

Ingleborough

Pete & Ged on

Ingleborough

Johnnie Seaton

Gaping Ghyll

Winch Down

Gaping Ghyll

Black Rose

at Gaping Ghyll

Winching down

Gaping Ghyll

Jimmy on the

Chairlift winch

Waiting for the

Chairlift Winch

Mary Myers

Gaping Ghyll

The Gantry

Gaping Ghyll

Main Chamber

Gaping Ghyll

Pete & Johnnie

in Trow Ghyll

Ged Dodd

in Trow Ghyll

Pete Cumpsty

on Ingleborough

Remembering

Clapham Cave

Clapham Cave

Entrance

Clapham Cave

Ged  1958

Johnnie Seaton

Clapham Cave

Pete & Johnnie

Clapham Cave

Ingleborough or

Clapham Cave

Ged Dodd in

Clapham Cave

Brian Lewis

Clapham Cave

Pillar Chasm

Clapham Cave

Pete with

the Beehive

Scampi Show

for Eli Dodd

Pete & Brian

Hoffman Kiln

Johnnie Seaton

Mr March 2010

Pete on Great

Knoutberry Scar

From the Scar

to Ribblehead

From the Scar

to Inglebough

Janet's Foss

& Janet's Cave

Ged & Brian

at Janet's Foss

Janet's Cave

Gordale Scar

Pete Cumpsty

in Janet's Cave

Pete Cumpsty

in Janet's Cave

Pete Cumpsty

in Janet's Cave

Remembering

White Scar Cave

 

 

   Johnnie Seaton puts Sooty into retirement for book writing & TV shows

Johnnie Seaton

Comedian

Jonnie Seaton had the time to write 3 spy books

about MI5 based on our early days at Clapham.

Close to the

Edge TV show

Johnnie Seaton

Lady's Man

 

His next show is

as a footballer

 

 

    Ged buys a small farm in Bulgaria (PeaceHavens) and we do some Caves at Madara

          and the Archaeological Sites around the old capital city of Pliska and Varna City, the Black Sea capital..

 

My Farmhouse

Selo Varbyane

The Farmhouse

after renovation

Living Room

after renovation

Dining Room

after renovation

Kitchen Area

after renovation

Toilet/Shower

after renovation

Summer Kitchen

Conservatory

The Farmstead

from Common

 

Courtyard at

Farmhouse

Beehives in

the Orchard

Kostadin

tends the bees

Yanka is my

neighbour

Tea Time

with Yanka

Roses at

the Farmhouse

Wood Fire in

the Farmhouse

Garage Block

at the Farmhouse

Cherry trees at

Selo Varbyane

Pear trees at

the Farmhouse

Peach trees at

the Farmhouse

Apricots at

the Farmhouse

Grapes vines at

the Farmhouse

Apple trees at

the Farmhouse

Plum trees at

the Farmhouse

More Plums at

the Farmhouse

Red Plums at

the farmhouse

Picking Linden

Flowers for Tea

Cobnut trees at

the farmhouse

Almond trees at

the Farmhouse

Walnut trees at

the Farmhouse

Horse on the Common Land

Donkey on the

Common Land

Bird on the

Common Land

One of many

Magpies

Sunset at

PeaceHavens

Giant Statue

Varbyane Road

Large Cave

Madara

Penka was my

Tour Guide

Christian Chapel

Madara

Chapel Guard

Madara

Tears of the

Nymph, Madara

Outdoor Naval

Museum Varna

Outdoor Naval

Museum Varna

Outdoor Naval

Museum Varna

 

Ovech Fortress

at Provadia

     

 

 

Anyone who actually wants to go caving should contact

 Duncan Jones

Black Rose Caving Club

http://www.brcc.org.uk