Field meeting, Visit to Wren’s Nest and the newly opened Dudley Museum and Art Gallery
Field meeting, Visit to Wren’s Nest and the newly opened Dudley Museum and Art Gallery 10.30 -
Saturday 18 August (Field meeting): Visit to Wren’s Nest and the newly opened Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, led by Graham Worton. Meet at the Dudley Archives at 10.30. Bring a packed lunch and suitable footwear for indoors at the Archive and outdoors at Wren’s Nest.
Field Meeting, Visit to Titterstone Clee Hill 10.00 - 5.00
Saturday 1 September (Field Meeting): Visit to Titterstone Clee Hill, Shropshire, led by Andrew Jenkinson (Shropshire Geological Society). Joint meeting with the OUGS WM. Meeting point: 10.00am at Clee Hill village car park, situated on the A4117 immediately east of the village high street and cattle grid at grid ref. SO 595 754. This field trip will give an insight into the complete Carboniferous succession on the south flank of “St Georges Land”. Basalt, coal, limestone and fireclay were quarried here and we will visit old quarries of geological and industrial interest. We will also observe a columnar basalt intrusion and discuss the structural significance of the Church Stretton and Malvern faults.
Indoor Meeting, 'Geological Highlights of South Devon'. Speaker: Alan Clewlow.
Indoor Meeting, 'Geological Highlights of South Devon'. Speaker: Alan Clewlow. 7.30 -
Monday 17 September (Indoor Meeting): 'Geological Highlights of South Devon'. Speaker: Alan Clewlow. South Devon is renowned for the sheer diversity of its geology, including igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic formations, and fossils. Alan Clewlow will draw on his 30 years of experience of fieldwork in South Devon to describe a landscape which is not only diverse geologically but also very accessible to visitors, particularly along its coastal paths.