SOCIETY NEWS

There have been some changes to the programme for June & July: the trip to Sheppey planned for 17th June has had to be postponed as there will be no-one free to lead it. In addition, the manager of the Aldershaw Tile Works has advised us that they have to close the quarry on Sunday 22nd July. So we are going to use that date instead for the trip to Sheppey. The north coast of Sheppey is known as one of the most fossiliferous sites in Britain. The London Clay in this area contains a variety of specimens from molluscs and plant seeds to shark teeth and crabs dating from the Eocene, around 45 million years ago. Gypsum crystals may also be found. Meet at 9.0 a.m. in the Ore Centre car park for transport arrangements. Please bring a packed lunch and drink. Boots are also recommended. Fossil information leaflets will be available. Sheppey site location: Warden Point, Grid Ref: TR 021 724. Please let Ken know if you would like to join this field trip: Ken Brooks 01424 426459.

By popular request there will be repeat of last year’s summer party and Members' Day at the Ore Community Centre on Sunday, 19th August starting around 2.30 p.m. Various displays will include fossils and minerals with polarizing microscopes. Please can you bring along any specimens (geological or otherwise) which may be of interest to other members. Contributions of food and drink to share will also be very welcome