Geology: LOWER WRITHLINGTON COLLIERY TIP

Leader: Simon Carpenter.

Lower Writhlington Colliery Tip is one of the premier sites in the country for Coal Measures plant fossils. Radstock Museum recently arranged for the tip to be turned over to expose fresh material. This was financed by grants from BNS, a local regeneration fund and Wessex Water. In addition to plant fossils there is also a chance of finding the remains of insects. Meet up in the car park opposite Radstock Museum ST 690 550. There will be an approximately 1.5 km walk along roads and the Colliers Way to the site. We will return to Radstock Museum (small entry charge) and attempt to identify the fossils found. There is a display of local fossils at the Museum.

It is intended to invite interested members of the public at the Bristol Rocks event to join BNS for this Field Meeting. Please let the Section Secretary know if you wish to attend.

Following a career in Logistics and Procurement I am now focussing on volunteering with particular interests in the natural world and environmental issues. I'm currently volunteering with Transition Clevedon, BRERC and Clevedon Pier. With bristol Nats I am the President of the Geology Section and Society Treasurer (From mid- 2016)

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