Geology

2018 Programme.

There will be a meeting on February 28th, 2.00pm, at Willow Court Kiddermnster to plan the 2018 Programme.  

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The geology group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  During the spring, summer and autumn months meetings take the form of visits to sites of geological interest within the area.

 

In the winter months we tend to have indoor meetings, where we might have talks or visits to see geological collections in museums within the region.

Indoor meetings provide us with an opportunity, amongst other things, to revisit, through the use of power point presentations, visits we have made earlier in the year, this enables us to take a more detailed and leisurely look at features we might not have taken much notice of at the time of the actual visits.  We also provide opportunities for group members to share their rock and fossil collections and have occasional speakers to share with us their experience of and expertise in particular aspects of geology.

By clicking on the 'Report' section of the calendar of visits, you will be able to read about the visits we have made during the past year.

We are fortunate to live in a part of the world where the geology is rich and varied.  We hope that our programme for the year captures something of this variety and richness - there should be something to capture everyone's interest.

All are welcome. No formal qualifications in the subject are necessary, just an enthusiastic curiosity in wanting to know more about how and why the landscape has come to be the way it is.

Stout footwear and waterproof clothing is recommended for visits to sites. Details of visits, including information about site conditions, safety and accessibility, will be sent out by email prior to a visit to those who apply to participate. For further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

March 2nd

            Welcome to the new Geology group. We had our first meeting last Wednesday at Willow Court when we decided to restart the group after a lapse of a few months due to very sad circumstances. With the help of previous members and new members we hope the group will be able to evolve. We were able to put together a programme for the first six months of 2018.

    At the moment I am playing the role of co-ordinator with the hope of getting the group up and running again.If you have any queries or comments please get in touch.

  Gill Price      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

March 24th

       The Geology group will meet on Wednesday March 28th at Willow Court at 2pm for a presentation of the Siluriuan Age. We hope previous members of the Geology Group and new members  will be able  to attend .

  Gill Price

 

       Next Meeting on Wednesday 25th April to the Teme Bank Geology Trail in Ludlow. Meet in the Rose Theatre Carpark at 12.45 to leave at 1.00. Carsharing. Mick and I  are going to Ludlow tomorrow to rece the Trail and to find parking places near Dinham Bridge so leaving out the stiff climb back up to the town at the end of the walk.  Watch this space ,there may be alterations !

   Regards

   Gill

 

         Update .Teme Trail 25th April

 Parking at the start of the Trail will be at Dinham Bridge where there are nine possible designated spaces.

   Regards

   Gill

 

       1st May

    The Geology Group spent their last meeting  last Wednesday 25th April,  walking the Teme Trail in Ludlow, looking at rock formations from the Silurian Age 450million years old  originally laid down under warm shallow seas. The three or four outcroppings showed clearly the rocks laid down in layers and the old quarry at the end of the trail even produced some tiny fossils. Early Ludlow was built  using the stone from the quarry which can be seen loking across the river to the town.

    A very enjoyable afternoon, minus rain, finishing with refreshments at the riverside cafe.

 

     The next meeting on Friday 11th May is a link up with the Industrial Archaeological Group visiting the Dudley tunnels. If interested contact Sue on 01562 228573.

 The meeting in June  will be at Willow Court on 27th  at 2.00pm when Sue will give a presentation on Vulcanology. A very interesting subject.

  See you soon .Kind regards

     Gill

 

 

   17th July,

                    The next meeting is on Wednesday 25th July at Willow Court at 2pm.  We are unable to visit the Volcano at Dudley as the area has become very over grown and no longer accessable. Instead , we will hold the meeting at Willow Court. Please see the programme below for requirements in order to make the meeting interesting.

    Hope to see you all at the meeting  as well as new visitors.

Kind regards

  Gill

 

    Geology Meeting     25th July

  Mick and I and Mike Morris were the only ones to turn up to the meeting  and I heard from only one other  person who let me know he could not come. The meeting was cancelled. There will be no meeting in August and so the next meeting will be in September.

    Gill

 

 

August 12th

                    Hope your're all enjoying the heatwave! The next Geology meeting is on Wednesday 26th September at Willow Court at 2pm. Please bring anything of Geological interest as was planned for the July Meeting which we cancelled due to a lack of support.

    Gill

 

 

      October 24th     We meet at the main entrance to Bewdley Museum at 2pm for an interesting Geological  walk around Bewdley. Every one very Welcome

        Gill

 

 

Wednesday 28th November.      Meet at Willow Court at 2pm for a talk about the Lapworth Museum of Geology, Birmingham University,  by the Museum's Curator Jon Clatworthy. It is very important that this meeting is very well attended, please make a great effort to attend.

       The last meeting , a Geological walk around Bewdley was very interesting  and well laid out and the few that participated enjoyed the afternoon.

 I hope to see every one interested in Geology  at the meeting in November.

   Gill

 

 

 

        Programme for 2018

March 28th      A Presentation of the Silurian Age.

                      Meet at Willow Court at 2.00pm

April 25th          The Teme Bank Geology Trail at  Ludlow followed by a visit to the

                           Museum. Meet at 12.45 at The Rose Theatre car park for car

                           sharing.

     Please Note

Friday May 11th       The Dudley Tunnels .

                                 The Industrial and Geology Groups combined visit.

                                 Further information  nearer the date.

June 27th              Vulcanology

                               A Presentation by Sue Cutler. At Willow Court  2.00pm

July 25th               An indoor meeting at Willow Court at 2pm. please bring rocks, fossils, any interesting

                             information relating to Geology, interesting Geological holiday experiences this year or in

                             previous years. Mike will also give a Powerpoint presentation.

                                  Information about future meetings for the rest of the year will be discussed

   August               No Meeting

   September 26th       Meeting at Willow Court at 2pm.

  October 24th       Meet at Bewdley Museum at 2pm for a Geological walk around Bewdley.

   November 28th    Meet at 2pm at Willow Court.

                                  Lapworth Museum of Geology , Unuversity of Birmingham ,  a talk by Jon Clatworthy, the

                                 Museum's Curator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             

         

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