Photo Archive

For our 40th anniversary in 2015 we started a photo archive and will continue to add to it.

BCGS photo archive

Click on a year for the archive photos of BCGS field trips and events. If the year is in black then we have no photos in the archive for this year – please get in touch if you have any!

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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Photos from the Black Country

Our photos are now arranged by site so click a link to see the photos that we have of that site throughout the years.
The Wren’s Nest
Doulton’s Claypit, Saltwells Nature Reserve
Rowley Hills quarries and dolerite
Barr Beacon
Pouk Hill
Other sites around the Black Country
BCGS founder member Peter Parkes has kindly shared his Black Country photo collection through the years.
BCGS member Bernard Duggan has been helping at the Lapworth Museum. As a result we are able to show some historic photos of Black Country geology courtesy of the Lapworth Museum.
BCGS founder member Peter Oliver has kindly shared these photos with us. His collection is now at the Dudley Archives. He was employed by West Midlands County Council as the County Hydrogeologist.
Norman Dutton taught geology in Darlaston and Wednesbury from 1969 until 1995 and was involved in trying to keep the West Midlands County Council from filling in Pouk Hill Quarry. He has digitised all his slides taken there together with others from the Black Country and thought that we might like to include them in our photo archive.
BCGS is grateful to the Express & Star for permission to use their photos. For more information on Express & Star photos go to
Tony Mellor of Forkers Ltd was involved with several stabilisation contracts at Wren’s Nest and has kindly provided photos with permission of Forkers Ltd.