Here is a part list of references to exploration in the Wigmore / Home Close area.   It's obviously not complete (nor ever likely to be) but I have made a start on the easy bits.

Early Work

Wigmore Swallet received some attention in the 1930s.  WCC circular No. 35, June 1938 has the following intriguing entries but no further details:-

Saturday 25th June - Sunday 26th June. London Members dig at Wigmore Swallet.
[ .. then a list of cave meets .. then .. ]
Saturday 23rd July - Sunday 24th July. London Members dig at Wigmore Swallet." 

Hywell Murrell was the leading light of the Wessex London group in the 1930s.  He did also dabble briefly with Bowery Corner but found it "horrible" and turned his attention to underground digging in Lamb Leer.

JRat and Co. digging

Extracts from the Somerset Sump Index - Wigmore Diving Logs

More recent diving articles

More recent digging articles

  • Richard Witcombe. MENDIP NEWS, Wigmore, White Pit and a big dig.
  • Descent No 204, Oct/Nov 2008 p14
  • Tony Audsley. "Progress" at Home Close Hole September 2008 - January 2009 or 'per ardua ad nauseam' etc etc.
  • Belfry Bulletin No 534, Spring 2010 p7-11
  • Tony Audsley. MENDIP NEWS, Problems at the Home Close Dig.
  • Descent No 216, Oct/Nov 2010 p10
  • Tony Audsley.Home Close Hole, Wigmore Farm - J-Rat's last Mendip dig.
  • Grampian Speleological Group Bulletin Vol4 No5, March 2011 p22-24
  • Tony Audsley. 'Progress' at Home Close Hole. Part Two, January 2010 - April 2011.
  • Belfry Bulletin No 541, 58(4), September 2011 p18-22
  • Tony Audsley. MENDIP NEWS, Securing the shaft.
  • Descent No. 225, Apr/May 2012 p17
  • Tony Audsley. MENDIP NEWS, Downwards at Home Close.
  • Descent No. 227, Aug/Sep 2012 p15
  • Tony Audsley. Progress! at Home Close Hole. Part Three, April - December, 2011
  • Belfry Bulletin No545, 58(8), January 2013 p4-8

Created: 08 December 2009

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional