Thursday, 2 August 2007

Fossil Treasures on the Railway Path - August 27th

On Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August 2007, between 10am and 4pm, the annual 'Rock & Fossil' event will take place on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path at Saltford near Bristol. This is an opportunity for the public to talk to local experts about the region's fascinating prehistory and to bring along interesting rocks, fossils and minerals they may have found and would like identifying.

For children there will be an additional attraction - free fossil samples for them to take away.

Simon Carpenter, the event organiser, says "If you‘re on the Railway Path on that day, make sure you stop at our event. It promises to be a fun and entertaining day with something of interest for all ages. There will be displays of rocks, fossils and minerals as well as copies of several new interpretation boards that have recently been installed at geological sites in South Gloucestershire. A new free colour booklet describing the geology of South Gloucestershire will also be available on the day, see post of 27th June on this blog. The Bristol Naturalists' Society, the West of England Geologists' Association, the Avon RIGS Group and Bath Geological Society will all be represented at the event. So don't miss out — make a date in your diary now!"

The free event will run from 10am to 4pm on Monday 27 August 2007 on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path near Saltford. The event (Grid Ref: ST 686679) is located approximately 200 yards north west of the Bird in Hand Public House at Saltford (on the stretch of the Railway Path between Saltford and Bitton). Access to the Railway Path and the event can be made via the Bird in Hand PH car park or from Avon Lane, Saltford.

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