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 TRIPSunday 22nd April: Trowbarrow Limestone Quarry (N Lancs.) and Carnforth Ironworks.
(NB Dry Rig quarry etc day cancelled due to snow will now be on 29th July.)
NEXT TALKThe Isle of Mull's fascinating and complex geology will be the subject of Lesley Collins' illustrated talk.
(NB May's meeting will now be Members' Contribution night.)
Yorkshire Geology Day, Saturday 21st April at the National Coalmining Museum nr Horbury.We are helping out with activities in the morning - 10.30 start. In the afternoon there is a series of lectures.
We had great feedback from our session with Year 8 at Almondbury Community School:- "I was wowed" and "I really enjoyed the activities". We too had a great time!