Programme No. 48 for 2002

Programme Secretary: David Bone

Telephone: 01243 788474 (evenings)


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 Details of the Programme are as complete as far as possible at the date of issue. Updates will appear as necessary, and will be posted on our Web site.

 Attendance is open to all, irrespective of membership status, however it is advised that you let the Field Trip Director or myself know that you wish to attend, at least 7 days in advance, so that you can be told of any venue change or cancellation. If you require a lift, please contact the Field Trip Director or David Bone.

 A fee of 1 is collected from each member and adult guest to cover personal accident and third party liability insurance. The Tertiary Research Group cannot accept liability for any loss or accident incurred whilst on out field meetings. Everyone who attends does so at his or her own risk. Always wear suitable footwear and clothing. For quarry visits, please bring your own hardhat and high visibility vest.

 The Tertiary Research Group is always interested in hearing about new (or old) localities to visit, temporary exposures, or providing assistance with research activities that can be included in the programme. Please contact David Bone with details.

2002 Programme update

Saturday September 21st WRABNESS & HARWICH, ESSEX.
Graham Ward & Bill George
This visit will look at the London clay cliff section at Wrabness, which shows 32 layers of altered volcanic ash, and give members the opportunity to collect sharks' teeth from the foreshore at Harwich. Meet at Wrabness station [TM180315] at 1 p.m. and at the Low Lighthouse, Harwich [TM 263 324] at 3.30 p.m. Low water: 7.15 p.m. Joint visit with the Essex Rock and Mineral Society and the Essex Field Club.

Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th October 2002 NEW FOREST LONG WEEKEND
Chris Newman & Steve Tracey
Meet 10 am at the Shepherds Gutter Car Park [SU 261 153] - both days.
Proposed survey of fossil sites in the New Forest, Hampshire, visiting both new and old locations. The New Forest has some classic locations for Bracklesham Group as well as some interesting Barton sites. The purpose of this survey would be to visit some of the classic sites and to look for new exposures.
There are several campsites available in the New Forest, for both tents and caravans, so anyone wishing to make a weekend of it can do so.

The TRG will be represented. Offers of help will be appreciated

Sunday November 10th 2002. ABBEY WOOD, SE LONDON
Jerry Hooker
This trip continues to be the most popular of recent years, with individuals and extended families taking the opportunity to dig and sieve the shell beds which make this the most fossiliferous site in the London area. Children are welcome, but must be kept away from the edges of the excavation.
Attendance requires all participants to retain and search all material over 0.5mm and to bring all reptile, bird and mammal remains to the Director's attention. Please bring a digging implement, a large bucket or bowl, lots of bags and your own set of graded sieves. Water for wet sieving will be available.
Meet at 10.00am on the north side of Lesnes Abbey Woods, east of the ruined Abbey itself. It is a short walk up this path to the excavation within the woods. Abbey Wood station is within walking distance. Drivers please park on Abbey Road (the B213), not in the woods.
As in recent years, we must employ a contractor and hire shuttering to prevent hole collapse. This is a costly undertaking, so it is hoped that all active participants will make an appropriate donation, in the order of £10,. to help cover this necessary expense. To those who have done so previously, our gratitude for their generosity.

         If you hear of any other trips that may be of interest to TRG members, please let us know so that they can be put on the TRG website.