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PREFACE by Mick Melvin:

During the 1960s the Happy Wanderers Cave and Pothole Club was a small limited membership caving club based in Kingsdale near Ingleton. The Happy Wanderers were at the forefront of much of the new cave exploration work carried out in Yorkshire and Lancashire during the 60s and 70s. Often their members would work together with other cavers, or caving clubs in a joint venture to push new ground.
The club produced its first journal in 1966 which has long been out of print. Many people have enquired as to where a copy can be obtained. With that in mind I have digitised the original Journal and made it available on the Internet. The journal can be downloaded from the "Download" link. I have included a new preface with photos of members who were active during the years 1964/73. There are at least five members whom I don’t have images for; I include their names here for completeness: Dave Taylor, Mike Myers, Len Law, Gerry Johnson. It's appropriate to mention here the members who were active during the late sixties and early seventies. Together with some of the people pictured below, they were responsible for some of the Clubs major discoveries. It is hoped that with their help I can add some of those discoveries to the site in the future.

Frank Barnes
Frank Barnes
Dave Cobley
Dave Cobley
Jim Cunningham
Jim Cunningham
Steve Calvert
Steve Calvert
Jim Farnworth
Jim Farnworth
Dave Fisher
Dave Fisher
Mick Melvin
Mick Melvin
Jeff Morgan
Jeff Morgan
John Ogden
John Ogden
Mick Ormerod
Mick Ormerod
Dave Pickup
Dave Pickup
Jack Pickup
Jack Pickup
Len Platt
Len Platt
Bill Frakes
Bill Frakes
John Rushton
John Rushton
John Shepherd
John Shepherd
Dave Stewart
Dave Stewart
Ken Taylor
Kenny Taylor
Stuart Whitmey
Stuart Whitmey
Tony Waltham
Tony Waltham
Jake Dickinson
Jake Dickinson
Brian Dewhurst
Brian Dewhurst
John Southworth
John Southworth
Max Robinson
Max Robinson
Sid Perou
Sid Perou
John Russum
John Russum
Keith Blackledge
Keith Blackledge
Neil Antrum
Neil Antrum
Colin Vickers
Colin Vickers
Dave Taylor
Dave Taylor