The Tertiary Research Group

Programme No. 59 for 2013 (updated)
Programme Organiser: Mike Lowe

Telephone: 01243 543572

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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. Please note the correction of the times for the Bognor Trip on 27th April

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 and for quarry visits, please bring your own hardhat and high visibility vest.

Some visits have restricted numbers and occasionally a visit may have to be postponed or cancelled. For these reasons, it is imperative that you notify the Programme Organiser at least 10 days before the event if you wish to attend and leave a contact phone number please.


Tuesday 12th February Field Meeting to Herne Bay & Seasalter, Kent
Leader: Bob Higgins

Saturday 2nd March AGM at 81 Crofton Lane, Orpington, Kent.
David and Alison Ward

Sunday April 21st Field Meeting to Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
Leader: Gerald Lucy

Saturday April 27th Field Meeting to Bognor Regis, West Sussex
David Bone

Saturday May 18th Field Meeting to Steeple Bay, Essex
Leader: Jeff Saward

Sunday 23rd June Field Meeting Harkstead, Suffolk
Bill George and Graham Ward

Sunday 6th October Abbey Wood, Kent.
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.

  • Attendance requires all participants to retain and search all material over 0.5mm. Participants may keep all they find, with the exception of reptile, bird and mammal remains, which should be brought to the Director’s attention. Please bring a digging tool, a large bucket or bowl, bags and your own set of graded sieves. Water for wet sieving and a few sieves should be available.
  • Meet at 12.00 a.m. at 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 previously, we must hire a mechanical digger. This is a costly undertaking, so it is hoped that all active participants will make an appropriate donation, in the order of 20 (Members) and 25 (Guests). Without this voluntary donation we would not be able to afford this excavation.

Sunday 20th October Field Meeting The Crag Sites of Suffolk
Bob Markham

We are attempting to arrange some other visits, subject to permissions and a trip director in each case.