Prof. David Evans, Durham University
Joint meeting with Carlisle Natural History Society
Location: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP
Starts: 19:30 (prompt)
Note: The carpark next to Carlisle Castle, off Devonshire Walk now closes at 8pm. Parking is available on West Walls car park.
Wishing you all a happy new year.
The Cumbria County Council are planning to do extensive alterations to the Library and the Archive Center in Whitehaven. Due to this decision we must move out of the library and find a new location but up to now no new location has been found. The CGS library has now closed and most of the books that are on the data base have been boxed and distributed to the members that have room to store them. There are still some that must be catalogued and put into the data base. I hope to continue with this task before we are told to evacuate the building.
We have been using this facility at Whitehaven library for many years and have a very good working relationship with the staff. Also, it’s free of any charges!
I will be resigning from the council this year but will continue with the task of moving the library and cataloguing the books.
All the best.
David W Powell
Wednesday 12th December 2018
Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
Sylvia Woodhead on Cumbria Geoconservation
John Rodgers on Geology of the Algarve, SW Portugal
Wednesday 14th November.
Dr. Leslie is now unable to come on 14th November and his talk has been postponed until October 2019.
Instead Prof Joe Cann will give a talk entitled “Exploring a newly-formed mid-ocean ridge in the Equatorial Pacific – challenges and some answers.” This meeting will be at the Braithwaite Institute on the A66 at Braithwaite.
Prof. Cann was on a scientific expedition in April/May this year exploring the Pacific Ocean floor and this will be the first presentation of the science from that expedition.
Sylvia has put together background reading in preparation for her event. It is recommended to bring your own copies of what you need as there will be few, if any available on the day.
1. Birkhams Quarry Visit 5 Sep 18
2. BSG7801_Birkhams Quarry_proof_070416
3. St Bees Cliffs Extracts from LGS Designation
Birkhams Quarry, St. Bees Head and Beach Cliffs
Location: St. Bees
Meet in Sandwith village NX 965145 at 10.15 to car share. Proceed (10 cars max) on private road to quarry and guided tour by manager Steve Boam (10.30-12.00). Hard hats are required and hi-vis is recommended, with footwear appropriate to the weather conditions (if wet, wellingtons may be the best). Following the visit we will drive to St Bees beach. The left hand car park is cheaper, £2.70 for 4 hours. We will meet briefly at the north end of the Promenade by the ‘Wainwright Wall’, then walk across the footbridge over the small Rottington Beck to have lunch on the wave cut platform of St Bees Sandstone at NX 958118. The afternoon will involve a 3 km walk, along the shingle and sand beach to Pow Beck, returning on the footpath along the top of the moraine ridge.