The Great Oxford Heap of Scrap Challenge

1st January 2015: Hinksey Lake, Lake Street, Oxford, 10 am

For years the good (and sometime bad) people of olde Oxford Towne have been disposing of their ferrous, and non ferrous waste by dumping it into the old reservoir of Hinksey Lake. Here at Oxford BSAC we regard it as a sacred duty to recover all that unique historic trash and save it from piling up so deep that the lake become a swamp. We think we’ve got rather good at recovering old scrap bicycles, motorbikes and the occasional pedalo from our lake and thus our challenge.


Teams from the Tames Valley and beyond are cordially invited to visit our little lake on the first of the new year at 10am whereupon, on a dive of not more than 1 hour, each team must recover as much non-biological junk as possible.

The team who recover the heaviest pile of scrap onto their tarpaulin during the allotted hour shall be declared the winners and receive the coveted scrappy trophy to hold for one year until we once again contest it.

Soup and bread will be on sale in our (warm) clubhouse where showers and drinks also await.

To enter please fill out a registration form and email it to the oxford bsac diving officer and bring your entry fee of £10 per team. Air fills will be available.


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