The Harold Wadsworth Haywood collection of early caving photographs

Nixon, Gillian; Lowe, David; McIntosh, Robert. 2008 The Harold Wadsworth Haywood collection of early caving photographs. [Poster] In: 19th Cave Science Symposium, Loughborough, UK, 8 March 2008.

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A collection of photographs depicting cave exploration in Yorkshire by the Leeds Caving Club in the early 1930s and taken by Harold Wadsworth Haywood FRPS was donated to the Geological Survey of Great Britain Library by Miss Haywood in 1935. The collection consists of two large albums containing a total of 460 separate photographs. There are twenty-six pages of typescript notes, a bibliography and nine pages of hand-drawn maps and sections on the Alum Pot area by Eli Simpson. The dates of the photographs range from 1928-1934. The images cover the Yorkshire Dales and include surface photographs of the caves and karst features, many spectacular underground shots of the caves and their formations, and pictures of members of the Leeds Caving Club exploring the caves. Images from about thirty different caves are represented in the collection, including Lost John’s Cave, Alum Pot and related caves beneath Ingleborough. Other areas in volume one include Chapel-le-Dale, Ribblesdale and Trollers Gill. In volume two images range from Barbondale in the west to Fountains Fell in the east and include Easegill, Leck Fell, Kingsdale, Simon Fell and the Birkwith area of Ribblesdale. The albums and individual images have been digitally scanned and the resulting images will be made available to researchers and the public through a web-based exhibition on the British Geological Survey website.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Poster)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2008 > Information Management
NORA Subject Terms: General > History of Science
Date made live: 18 Mar 2008 14:09 +0 (UTC)

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