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ZOOM MEETINGS

It looks like all planned ‘real’ meetings for the rest of the year will need to be cancelled. Meantime we have held a few Zoom meetings, these have been interesting and enjoyable, and work smoothly now that we’ve had a little practice!

Zoom talks will generally be on the first or third Tuesday of the month – an email will be sent round in advance giving the date, topic and joining link. They are very easy to access, so please try one if you have not yet done so.

Members’ Library

A number of books on geological topics were left to EHGC by much missed member Alan White. They are held at Ware Museum and may be borrowed by members at club meetings or by arrangement with Diana.  Click here to download the list.

Panshanger Country Park – Geology

Panshanger

Phase 1 of Panshanger Country Park opened to the public in 2014.

It is a very interesting place to visit not only for geology enthusiasts but also for anyone who wants to visit a lovely outdoors environment free of charge.

Two display boards have been designed explaining the geology of the Panshanger Country Park – have a look at them here (pdf) before you go along.

The first explains how the deposits came to be there and how the Proto-Thames formed the geomorphology of the local area.

The second poster is about the history of the chalk deposits in the area, and was designed to be placed in front of the chalk pit near one of the lakes.

Chalk was extracted from Panshanger and used with gravel for surfacing paths on the estate around 1880.