OTHER INTERESTING GEOLOGICAL EVENTS + LINKS
CENTENARY EXCURSION TO RICHMOND PARK, KINGSTON HILL AND WIMBLEDON COMMON
Led by members of the London Geodiversity Partnership in collaboration with the Friends of Richmond Park and the London Natural History Society
Saturday May 20
This full-day trip celebrates 100 years since the Geologists’ Association Excursion on 19th May 1917 and will attempt to re-enact the route as closely as possible and to deliberate on the origin of the gravels as on the original trip. The 1917 trip began at Norbiton Station and finished at the Windmill on Putney Heath. It was an afternoon trip with a suitable stop for tea, as was the custom; we will begin in the morning and find a suitable watering hole for lunch. Details to follow.
Cost & booking: There will be no charge for this trip but it is essential to book your place with Sarah Stafford at the Geologists’ Association –
London’s Theatreland & Trafalgar Square – EVENING BUILDING STONES WALK
Leader: Ruth Siddall
Tuesday 20 June – 6pm
This walk will look at the history of London’s Theatreland and Trafalgar Square through the building stones used. It will also reveal some aspects of London’s geology, discovered through the excavations for new buildings.
Please book your place using the link below:
Members and Non Members – £5
FESTIVAL of GEOLOGY –
Saturday 4th November + Sunday 5th November 2107
You’ve missed them but some of 2016’s interesting events are listed below:
DINOSAURS AT BARNES!
International Meeting on Dinosaurs and a unique Exhibition of Exceptional Dinosaur Art.
at: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT.
Conference on Dinosaurs Was on 28th October 2016. A complete day of Dinosaur related talks.
Check the website: http://www.dinosaursociety.com
Geoconservation Day at Riddlesdown Chalk Quarry –
Was on Saturday 8th Oct. 2016
Organised by the London Geodiversity Partnership in conjunction with the Open University Geological Society.
The large quarry is south of Croydon in the North Downs and is a good location to examine chalk in the London area.
Further details at: http://www.londongeopartnership.org.uk
Earth Science Week Geotrail around Richmond Park –
Was On Wed. 12th Oct 2016
Led by members of the London Geodiversity Partnership
Their website: http://www.londongeopartnership.org.uk
The London Geodiversity Partnership website link is below. Click on this for a wealth of information concerning building stones, geotrails, pavement geology and news of Gilbert’s Pit, a SSSI in Charlton, SE London. An ex sand, gravel and chalk quarry it is now accessible with permanent steps allowing the Woolwich Formation shell beds and others to be closely examined.
The East face of Gilbert’s Pit is located at TQ 419 786. Nearest train station is Charlton. Access to Maryon Park (Gilbert’s Pit) is either via Thorntree Road or Charlton Lane. Free parking in Thorntree Road. Buses run along Woolwich Road close by. Alight at Charlton Road stop.
South face + Shelly beds + East face with steps for viewing + Blackheath bed on uppermost level.
Close to Gilbert’s Pit is the Green Chain Geotrail and the link is below. Details of a submerged forest in Erith, (London!), Crystal Palace Dinosaur Park, Chislehurst Caves and Nunhead Cemetery building stones are included plus many other fascinating areas.
Another site which may be of interest is GiGL, Greenspace information for Greater London. This is our capital’s environmental records centre. Information is collated and made available on London’s wildlife, Nature reserves, gardens and other open spaces.
London Wildlife Trust website: http://www.wildlondon.org.uk
If you want more Geological info’ you can do no better than click on the link below…….
Our A.G.S. is affiliated to the Geologists Association.
Reigate Sand Caves!