Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Dates for your diary

Monday August 31st, 10.00 - 4.00 - Rock It

Thursday September 3rd, 7.30p.m. - Club Evening - Bath Geological Society
There will be a short presentation '90 years of geology' plus some exhibits by members. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday September 12th, 2.30 p.m. - Aust beach - from Permian Desert to Jurassic Sea. Beach walk to examine rocks on the beach and in the cliff. Leader John Toller, WEGA
Stout footwear advised. Minimum age 14 - Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult - minimum age 14
Please ring Heritage Open Days booking line between 9.00am -4.00pm on 01454 863592 weekdays to book a place.

Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th September - Oldwood Pit at Rangeworthy is open.
Members of Bristol NATs are meeting on 12th at 14.30 p.m.to look around, in the light of David Hardwick's talk 'The Mines of South Gloucestershire and their Geology'.
The pit is up a narrow track, into a wooded area, off New Road(Wickwar Road on 25,000 OS), Rangeworthy. This is road runs eastward from the Memorial Hall, off of the B4058 as it passes through Rangeworthy. The grid reference for the pit itself is ST697863. There should be signs, at least from the B4058.
If you are likely to be there, please contact Bristol NATs.
If you are unable to be there at 14:30 on Saturday but would still like to visit, it is open from 14:00 until 18:00 on Saturday 12 and 10:00 until 18:00 on Sunday 13 September. There is, apparently, no charge for entry but a suitable donation would be gratefully accepted!

Saturday September 19th, 10.30 a.m. Bath Geological Society Southern end of the Malvern Hills, Leader: Dave Owen, Gloucester Geology Trust
We will visit Chase End Hill and Howlers Heath at the southern end of the Malverns and see Malvernian pegmatites and gneiss, Ordovician Shales and dolerite sills, Silurian sandstones and Permo-Triassic sandstones and breccia. Also the trip will have great views of landscape.Meet at 10.30 a.m. at GR SO 756349. A map and written details will be available on request. There is a steep climb at one point, and a steep descent at another.

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