1920 to 1929

1920   The first Proceedings of the UBSS  was published.

1921   Relocation of the winch gantry allowed descents of Gaping Gill down the main shaft  The first party  reached the  bottom of the Swildon’s 6m (20ft) pitch and explored on to the sump. 

1922   The Gritstone Club (GC) was formed and published their first Journal which included surveys of several of the deep pots on Newby Moss.  The YRC descended Little Hull and reached the first pool.  C Long spent 168 hours camping and digging down Stump Cross, he finally dug through the Clay Level and later pushed on to find the streamway. 

1923   C Long discovered White Scar Cave and explored it as far as the Lake.  First descent of High Hull was made by the GC.

1924   Juniper Gulf was bottomed and surveyed by the GC.  Gingling Pot (now called Gingling Hole, Fountains Fell) was pushed to Stalactite Chamber by YRC.

1925   White Scar Cave was opened to the Public.

1926   New Roof Traverse was discovered in Lost Johns.  Treak Cliff Cavern was extended by Blue John miners who discovered some of the best decorated passage in Derbyshire.  The Caves of Mendip by HE Balche was published.

1927   Centipede Pitch was discovered in Lost Johns and on a later trip it was descended although the group were stopped just short of Battleaxe Pitch/Traverse.

1928    Lost John’s Master Cave was reached for the first time by the YRC.  The Northern Cavern and Fell Club (NCFC) was formed.

1929  The Craven Pothole Club (CPC) was founded.  The first attempts to get down Swinsto Hole by R Hainsworth and GC, took from Whitsuntide until August but only got as far as the fifth pitch.  Alfred Hadfield and George Etchells entered the Alderley Edge Mines to explore the abandoned workings, they got lost and their bodies were not found until five months later.

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