The Tertiary Research Group

Programme No. 56 for 2010
Programme Co-ordinator: Graham Ward
Telephone: 01277 218 473
TRG Homepage:


Details of the Programme are as complete as possible at the time of printing. Updates will appear as necessary and will be posted on our Web site.

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.


Sunday April 18th Field Meeting to Warden Point, Sheppey, Kent.
Director: David Turner

An opportunity to look at the London Clay exposed on the foreshore and the usual seeds, pyritized gastropods and sharks’ teeth.

Sunday April 25th Field Meeting to the Naze, Walton, Essex
Director: Gerald Lucy

An opportunity to collect fossils from the fine exposures of Red Crag and London Clay.

Sunday 16th May AGM at 81 Crofton Lane, Orpington, Kent.
Hosts: David and Alison Ward

All TRG members are welcome to the Annual General Meeting. Please bring any interesting, spectacular or unidentified finds from the previous year.

Sunday 4th July Field Meeting to The Cliff, Althorne, Essex, [TQ 921 967]
Directors: Rick Johnson and Jeff Saward

An opportunity to collect sharks' teeth. crabs and molluscs.

Sunday 25th July Field Meeting to Crag Sites of Suffolk
Director: Bob Markham

Various sites in the Coralline Crag and Red Crag will be visited.

Sunday 12th September Workshop: Digital micro-imaging.
Director: David Ward

The workshop will cover various ways of achieving a presentable digital images of small fossils without the use of an SEM..

Sunday 3rd October Abbey Wood, Kent.
Director: 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 richly fossiliferous early Eocene Blackheath shell bed.

In addition:

Steve Tracey has offered to lead a Paris Basin long weekend sometime in the late Spring or Summer. Register your interest and availability to the Secretary, David Ward by email: [ ]