Our logo is based around a millstone. Sandstones and shales are the two rock types most commonly found in this district The coarser sandstones were shaped into millstones for grinding corn and the lower part of the Upper Carboniferous period has taken its name ‘Millstone Grit’, from this industry. For more information on Millstone Grit see:
NEXT FIELD TRIPSaturday & Sunday 19 & 20th May: Weekend away, based on Shap and some Permian strata near Appleby and Dufton.
(NB Dry Rig quarry etc day (cancelled due to snow) will now be on 29th July.)
14th May: Members' contribution evening. We have a great range of talks;
'Some thoughts on the origins of plants'
'Why is there so much mud?'
'Volcanism in the Bay of Naples'
'Porto Santo - in the Madieran Archipelego'