Family Room, Conservative Club
Leader: Joyce McMurray
We meet in the Conservative Club in Long Street at 10am on the first Tuesday of the Month. Our meetings consist of an illustrated talk, a refreshment break, then a session where we discuss any new happenings, have a short member’s talk or a question and answer session. Each meeting has a £2 charge.
In 2024 we are hoping to plan Day trips; Bath Stone Quarry, the National Oceanography Centre at Southampton, and a Geology Day in the Mendips are in the planning stage. We also have links to day, and residential geology trips run by other organisations. I will attempt to post the monthly talk on our web page.
February (our first meeting of the new year), and April meetings are not yet titled, unless matters in Iceland come to a head, but in March we will have a talk on how the geology off Portland Bill affects the tidal races.
If you would like to hear one of our talks, but not commit, you are welcome to join us.
If you would like to join the Group (no geological knowledge required, just curiosity) and receive our weekly newsletter, which keeps you up with Geological news and information, please let me know.
There will be no meeting in January 2024.
Church of St Peter & St Paul at Blandford
Ham Stone infil to South side of church probably salvaged after 1731 fire
Knapped squared Flint infill on north side
Methodist Church Doorway Red Ogwell Marble with coral fossils
Limestone with mud cracks outside The Greyhound restaurant
Inspecting the Mongrel Bed Monmouth Beach Lyme Regis
Base of pier of Bullivant ropeway for transporting stone
Acid test for limestone - good fizz
Dodging the spray Lyme Regis Cobb extension built of Portland Stone
Original Upper Greensand Cow stones in Lyme Regis Cobb inner wall from below Ware Cliff
Layering in the Blue Lias West end of Lyme Regis promenade
View of Durdle Dor and Bats Head from Dungy Head
Lulworth Crumple folded Purbeck Group Beds and Stair Hole Portland Limestone
Seismic contortions in the Unio bed on West side of Lulworth Cove
Upturned chalk cliffs to back of Lulworth Cove
Coarse Grit of the Wealdon Beds on East side of Lulworth Cove
Fossil Forest Lulworth Cove from above
Extensional Fault in the cliffs Kimmeridge - WJ
Close up of extensional Fault
Washing Ledge dolomite bed Kimmeridge Bay
nodding donkey oil pump atop cliffs Kimmeridge Bay - JT
Part of an exhibit in The Etches Collection Kimmeridge
Wall on Cathedral Green Road near Museum of Wells consisting of many types of rock
Old Red Sandstone in Museum Wall
Shelly Limestone in Green Road Wall
Purbeck Marble Pillars in Chapter House Wells Cathedral
Devizes Geology Group - PB
Chalk springs at Luccombe- JD
Examining buddles at Poldice Mine, Cornwall by Alan Johnson.
Updated on 05-12-2023