Wednesday, 3 June 2009

More dates for your diary - June 11th and 13th

Bath Geological Society is organising the following events for June -

June 11th: Geology of Bath's Water Supply by Luke De Vial, Head of Water Resources, Wessex Water
Bath gets most of its water from aquifers. They provide a good supply of drinking water, but its abstraction is not without its difficulties, in particular the need for careful considerations of the impact on river flows. Luke will explain how supplies to Bath are maintained without drying up of surface flows.

June 13th: Geological Ramble through the Quantocks led by Charles Hiscock, Bath Geological Society and Avon RIGS Group
Our ramble will take us over rocks of the eastern Quantocks, examining them in outcrop where we can, and using the best alternative where there are no exposures - the parish churches of the area. We will look at Devonian slates, Permian and Triassic conglomerates and sandstones and many others besides. We will finish by visiting Hestercombe House to see the exquisite Lutyens gardens and, hopefully, some lovely flowers, and the exposure and use of the Hestercombe diorite.
Meet at North Petherton cemetery ref. ST295335 at 10.30 a.m. From junction 24 of the M5, join the A38 by turning left (south) towards North Petherton. After just over 0. 75 miles, turn right - the cemetery is on the right after about 100 yds. Bring a packed lunch, hand lens and wear stout footwear. The localities will be approached by car but we will need to walk over rough ground for short distances. Please contact the field secretary of Bath Geological Society if you wish your name to be added to the list.

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