Hidden Earth 2023

The Horner Photographic Collection

30 minute Lecture|Andrew Hinde , Ged Benn.


The Horner Collection is a unique archive of early caving photographic plates and prints from the Yorkshire Dales. Photos of incredible technical proficiency from 1890s to 1950s. Based in Settle the collection covers the opening of Victoria Cave and subsequent archaeological workings plus remarkable images of classic caves such as Alum Pot and Gaping Gill. The collection is being digitised with funding contributions from BCA,BCRA and CNCC.