Christmas Do with talk by Jenny Dixon “Orkney”
The 2019 Charity Lecture on Tuesday 29 October proved
interesting and thought-provoking.
It raised £150 for the speaker’s chosen charity, Grove Cottage, the home of Mencap in Bishop’s Stortford,
This year’s Charity event was held on Tuesday 30th October, 7:30 pm at Christ Church Centre, Ware.
‘Chalk hills, clays and pebbles – the geology of butterflies and moths’
Andrew Wood, Butterfly Conservation (Herts & Middlesex branch)
EHGC made a donation of £120 to Butterfly Conservation. In addition, the collection box and sales of Butterfly Conservation items raised over £86, making a total of £206.75.
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.
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.