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"the Peak District" Derbyshire May 2024
A 2 day Field Trip in the glorious Derbyshire Peak District, with a 3 night stay in the 'Palace Hotel' in Buxton, taking in the Lower & Upper Carboniferous rocks.
Day 1 was a circular trip from Castleton, through Cavedale, Windy Knoll, passing the landslip at MamTor, into Odin Mine, past Treak Cliff and the Speedwell Vent, and returning to Castleton.
Day 2 was in the Tideswell Dale area, through RavensTor along the Wye Valley, climbing to the Monsal Trail (the old LMS Cross Pennine railway), passing the Litton Mill Cutting, down and across the River Wye and up again across the top of the limestone plateau to finally return to Tideswell.

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Brecon Beacons May 2023

Rocks -- Waterfalls -- Spectacular Scenery

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Isle of Wight October 2022
The WSGS Isle of Wight weekend excursion 22nd - 24th October 2022. Yaverland to Culver Cliff with the foreshore and cliff geology from Wealden to Chalk. Alum Bay, famous for it's coloured sands, but good Palaeogene to Chalk succession. Whitecliff Bay demonstrating a classic site for the succession through the Palaeogene (Tertiary) to the Chalk.

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Dorset May 2019
A 2 day visit to south Dorset, taking in Burton Bradstock, "West Bay" at Bridport, Uploaders, Horn Park Quarry and Mapperton. Overnight was in a hotel in Yeovil, then visiting Frogden, then finally to Louse Hill. Mainly in the the Inferior Oorlite of the Middle Jurassic.

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Little Bognor Common Quarry at Fittleworth September 2019
An afternoon visit to the quarry, which is now working part-time only. Little Bognor Common quarry is the best site to view the Hythe Formation, which is part of the Lower Greensand Group from the Aptian of the Lower Cretaceous, where Little Bognor Common is the reference section for this formation.

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WSGS Stained Glass Window Unveiled April 2018
This was the unveiling of the Stained Glass Panel, donated by WSGS to Worthing Borough, celebrating 40 years of the WSGS (1977 - 2017), and installed in the pier main display area.

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Exhibitions and Shows
Here we are in various shows & exhibitions, over various years, including the Chichester Novium Museum and the Sussex Mineral and Fossil Show at Haywards Heath.

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Miscellaneous Field Trips
A collection of miscellaneous field trips over the years, including inside the works at the Hinehead Tunnel, on the A3 in Surrey, the Stoneworks at Chichester, the Chilmark Stone Mine, Duncton Chalk Pit, the Arun Valley and Stanmer Park for Sarsen Stones.

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Church Building Stones
Visiting various churches around West Sussex to see how their construction over the past has re-used & re-purposed sonework from previous older buildings and incorporated stonework won in the local area.

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Pebbles on the Beach
This is a collection of photos looking at the shingle along the upper beach area, in Worthing, lead by David Bone. Not only WSGS member are in attendance, but it is advertised so that the general public can participate and get a feel for how our beach is formed.

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Members Photos
Here we have a collection of photos from Members. Not actually part of any WSGS activity, but interesting in their own right for Landscapes, Rock Formations, Minerals or Fossils.

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Misc WSGS Images
And finally, a collection of Miscellaneous Images for the WSGS.

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