Programme of Events
Black Country Geological Society’s indoor meetings will be held during the winter months at the Abbey Room at the Dudley Archives, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ.
Unless otherwise stated, the Abbey Room will normally open at 7.30pm and lectures commence at 8.00pm.
Updated 13 February 2019. Members please check your email for any last minute changes
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Geoconservation Day, Barrow Hill
2 March –
Saturday 2 March (Geoconservation Day): Barrow Hill. Directed by Mark Williams. Meet at 10.30 on Vicarage Lane off High Street, Pensnett (A4101), at the top end near the nature reserve and St. Mark's Church. The day will involve vegetation clearance in the East Quarry. Bring gloves, stout footwear and a packed lunch, and (if possible) tools such as loppers, saws, and rakes for vegetation, and stiff brushes/trowels for rock faces. Finish around 2.30.
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Indoor Meeting, AGM + 'Rock along the Cut'
Monday 18 March (Indoor Meeting, 7.00 for 7.30 start): AGM followed by 'Rock along the Cut'. Speaker: Andrew Jenkinson. The canal system in Birmingham and the Black Country was included in William Smith's first geological map of England & Wales in 1815, because at the time, canals had been developed to a greater extent than the road and rail networks. Canals in B&BC were developed to better exploit products from the earth such as iron ore, coal and limestone, based on geological knowledge. Canals enabled these products to be moved more easily from one place to another.
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