Earth/Geology

We are a relatively small group who would welcome new members.

Scout & Guide HQ
3rd Friday of the month
2.00 - 4.00
  • Leader: Bill Hale - 01695 422472
  • Coordinator: Colin Redwood - 01695 578039

If you have an interest in the subject come and join us, you don’t need to be already knowledgeable.


The meetings are at 2 pm on the 3rd Friday of the month.

On Friday 21st September –

Member Richard Fletcher is presenting a talk with the intriguing title

Does geology end at the coast west of Southport ? 

The end of the Triassic stands out in the fossil records as an interval of significant changes, marked by mass biotic extinction and a major fluctuation in the global carbon cycle. These profound changes were related to Continental rifting, accompanied by sea-floor spreading and a vast volcanic event that split the ancient super-continent of Pangaea into northern and southern continents. This Jurassic ocean eventually became the Atlantic Ocean separating Europe and Africa from America.

On Friday 28th September –

We are to have the field trip to Ingleton led by Richard Fletcher, which was previously to have been in July.

Details of the arrangements will be available at the meeting on 21st September.

Alternatively if you would like to join the visit get in touch with either Bill Hale or Colin Redwood for further detail.

Ingleton is a fascinating geological area with varied geology, rocks laid down in different geological periods, and where hundreds of years of mineral exploitation have contributed to the economy.

On Friday 19th October

Frank Nicholson is to be with us again giving talk entitled

Ancient Humans in Britain –  How early archaeologists in Britain came to understand the great age of ancient man in Britain.

On Friday 16th November

Bill Hale is to talk about ‘Marble and the Geology of southern Portugal’ following from a recent visit he made to the region.