Mendip Cave Rescue are once again providing 24 hour first aid cover for the Priddy Folk Festival, where suitably qualified first aiders will be on hand to treat festival goers at any time of the day (or night). The festival runs from Friday 7th July through to Sunday 9th July and is held at various locations around the village of Priddy. The MCR first aid tent will be located on the village green, so please drop by and say hello!

As agreed at the last MCR meeting, these are to be held every three months, on the first Tuesday of the month, so the next meeting should be held on the 7th March 2017. However, due to a number of wardens being unable to make the 7th, the meeting has been put back by one week to the 14th March 2017, to be held at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy at 20:00. 

Note that this will be immediately followed by the General Meeting, which will briefly review the events and callouts since the previous General Meeting and appoint officers for the coming period.

MCR 80th Anniversary Mugs
MCR 80th Anniversary Mugs

This year the MCR was 80 years old, and to celebrate we had a party in Priddy Village Hall. We also had some mugs made, featuring a design from Mark 'Gonzo' Lumley and printed in either a red or blue colour. The mugs are currently available from any MCR warden, and are priced at £4 each.

MCR 80th Anniversary and J-Rat Digging Awards 2016

MCR 80th Anniversary and JRat Digging Award 2016
MCR 80th Anniversary and J-Rat Digging Award 2016

This year the MCR will be 80 years old, and to celebrate we are having a party, to be held in Priddy Village Hall on Saturday the 19th November. The annual J-Rat Digging Award will be held on the same evening. All cavers will be very welcome to come along and help us celebrate! Entry will be free, but there will be a small charge for the food and a bar run by cavers selling local beer and cider.

A rough plan for the evening is:

  • 1900 bar open and food available (to help us with planning this, it would be helpful if you would indicate whether you are likely to want food in advance, and if you require a vegetarian option)
  • 2000 short introduction the MCR and a celebration of 80 years of cavers rescuing cavers. The local MP James Heappey has been invited along to say a few (non-political) words
  • 2030 the J-Rat awards, compered by Pete Glanvill, culminating in the award to the winning team at 2130
  • 2200 through to midnight a cavers stomp with DJ Basher

Everyone is very welcome to come along and join in the fun. There will be some posters displayed in local caving huts, but if you want to help spread the word then please click here for a downloadable copy of the poster. If you have any questions please get in touch with the organisers by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The next MCR meeting will be held at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy on Friday 18th November at 20:00. As always, all are welcome to attend these open meetings.