Next Event – 30th October 2018

This year’s Charity event will be 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)

 

Click here to download full details

Charity Event 2018

This year’s Charity event will be 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)

 

Click here to download full details

 

Charity Event 2017

The 2017 Charity Event was held on Tuesday 24th October.

In total we raised  £345.98 for Home-Start, from ticket money, donation boxes and money raised by sale of goods/specimens.


“SINKHOLES”

A presentation by Richard Puchner, in aid of HomeStart

Hertfordshire’s ground instability, land use legacy and the impact of historic chalk mining.
Add water for ‘the perfect storm’.

 

 

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.

For geologists have a look at the links below before you go along.  The first pdf explains how the deposits came to be there and how the Proto-Thames formed the geomorphology of the local area.

Click here to read the poster in full.

The second poster is about the history of the chalk deposits in the area.  The poster 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.

Click here to read the second poster.