The Summer Programme of 2019
Saturday 27th April 2019
Oathill Quarry, Bath Stone Group
By kind permission of Paul Keyte Esq, Operations Director,and direction of Mr Mike Hughes, Quarry Manager
Birdlip Limestone Fm of the Jurassic Aalenian Age 174-170Ma, a very fossiliferous assemblage. Gypsum crystals abounding in the overlying mudstones.
Saturday 18th May
Blockley Quarry, home to Northcotbrick Ltd.
By kind permission of Mr Dale Moss, Manager
Charmouth Mudstone Formation of the Lias Group, Jurassic Sinemurian-Pliensbachian Age: 183-199Ma
Friday to Sunday, 14th-16th June
The Leader was Dr Martin Whiteley, recently of The University of Derby
Strata range from the Silurian Coalbrookdale Formation, through Devonian and Carboniferous, to the Jurassic and Triassic
The Leader provided a minibus to carry attendees during the two days of investigation
An informal keynote presentation was given on Friday evening.
In Saturday's rain, Burrington Combe was explored; and the Banwell Bone Cave. Other Devonian, Carboniferous and Triassic locations were also visited.
Carboniferous and Jurassic locations, including Mells and Vallis Vale were explored on Sunday, the final day.
Cancellations and postponements curtailed this seasons activity: visits being transferred into the 2020 season.