Sample images from the H.W. Haywood Collection, Leeds Caving Club 1928-1934
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Photographs from the H.W. Haywood Collection held at the British Geological Survey.
A collection of photographs depicting cave exploration and related activities in the Yorkshire Dales area by the Leeds Cave 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 also twenty-six pages of typescript notes, a bibliography and nine pages of hand-drawn maps and sections illustrating the Alum Pot area and its caves, all produced by Eli Simpson.
The dates of the photographs range from 1928-1934. The images cover the Yorkshire Dales and adjacent areas of Lancashire and Westmorland in the west. They 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 Cave Club, exploring the caves and carrying out a variety of other activities on the surface.
Website for the Haywood Collection
Images on Geoscenic
Nixon, Gill. 2007 Cave and karst images: the rediscovery of an important historical record. Cave and Karst Science : Transactions of the British Cave Research Association, 33 (2). 87-88. Download PDF
Nixon, Gillian; Lowe, David; McIntosh, Robert. 2008 The Harold Wadsworth Haywood collection of early caving photographs. [Poster] In: 19th Cave Science Symposium, Loughborough University, 8th March 2008. Download PDF