Friday 15th September 2017

The real story of NORFED started back in 1955, when leaders of the BSAC, Huddersfield Branch suggested that there might be a closer affiliation between Branches in the North of England and branches in the South of England, apart from the joint expeditions that are taking place. One good point would be that the “Northern Branches” might hold an annual dinner which could be organised for the benefit of those Northern Branch members who now find it difficult as well as impractical to keep going to London.

(Neptune Magazine August 1955)

Northern Branches get Together

On a dull overcast day 45 divers met at Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale for the largest free-diving meeting ever held in the North of England. Branches represented were:

Merseyside-Blackpool-Leeds-Sunderland-Huddersfield were all in the party.

(Reported in Neptune Magazine January 1956)

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