Yorkshire Geology Month
Links and contact details of supporting organisations and geologists
Craven & Pendle Geological Society is a small amateur society who are based in Burnley, NE Lancashire. We have a proud local geological heritage based on the limestones of Clitheroe, the Millstone Grit and Coal Measures of the Burnley Basin. We hold 7 indoor meetings a year from October to April and usually 4 or 5 field meetings a year. E-mail Paul_Kabrna@msn.com .Areas of specialist interest or expertise :- Carboniferous Period: Fossils / Crinoids; Limestone, Millstone Grit, and Coal Measures
East Yorkshire RIGS Group - promoting geoconsevarion in the Watsonian Vice-County of East Yorkshire. Founded in 1992. Contact :- Barrie Heaton, 44 Potterdale Drive, Little Weighton, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, HU20 3UX.
Footloose Fieldstudies - This is a small, private business based near Shap in Cumbria, which runs three dry stone walling weekens per year and as many adult weeks as she can manage, all with an emphasis on local geology. Contact Alex Barbour, Footloose Fieldstudies, Castlehouse Scar, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3LG. e-mail *alex @ ydfc.c o.uk*, telephone and fax 01931 716 001
Huddersfield Geology Group meets once a month in Greenhead College, Huddersfield from September to June for talks and has monthly field trips. Small charge for meetings and field trips. Website is www.huddersfieldgeology.org.uk Contact:- Alison Quarterman , 38 Far Bank, Shelley, Huddersfield. HD8 8HS E-mail *AQuart1023 @ aol.com* Telephone :- 01484 608004
Hull and East Riding Museum. Contact - Byran Sitch, c/o Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3RA;tel 01482 613927; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Special interests - arachaeology, but interested in history of collecting and development of ideas.
Hull College Local History Unit - contact Chris Ketchell - e-mail email@example.com
Hull Geological Society - an educational charity founded in 1888, has summer field meetings and winter lectures which are open to the public and publishes Humberside Geologist; contact Mike Horne - telephone 01482 346784.
Kingston Lapidary Society, founded in 1964. Contact Mr G Bulmer, 3 Southern Drive, Anlaby Park, Hull, HU4 6TR, telephone 506281.
Learning in Limestone Country Project - a three year project (funded by the HLF and English Nature) that aims to make 'Limestone Country' (Ingleborough and Malham Tarn) more accessible to KS2/3 local and urban schoolchildren and all sorts of community groups. Contact - Alexandra Barbour, L.I.L.C., Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust, Old Post Office, Main Street, Clapham, North Yorkshire, LA2 8DP. telephone 015242 51002 or e-mail *alex .barbour @ ydmt.org*
Midweek Geology Group. This rather informal amateur, mainly retired, group holds monthly field trips, or sometimes museum visits on Tue, Wed, Thur in rotation. These are usually organised by members, who receive 3-4 newsletters a year. Anyone is welcome to join or to attend meetings; a small fee is charged for insurance and expenses. Contact Jeremy, 25 Bideford Avenue, Leeds, LS8 2AE, telephone 0113 268 5968 E-mail *pamjeremy @ yahoo. co .uk*
Mike Horne - geology tutor and amateur researcher. Reserach interests include: Chalk stratigraphy and microfossils, Quaternary boulder clays of Holderness, history of the study of Geology in East Yorkshire.
Northumbria Branch of the Open University Geological Society - contact Pam Sidgwick, Branch Organiser e-mail *pes25 @ student.open. ac.uk*
North Yorkshire Geodiversity Partnership - contact - *adriankidd @ worldonline.co.uk*
Peter Kennett - I can represent the Friends of the General Cemetery (Sharrow, Sheffield), the Friends of the Porter Valley (Sheffield), the Sheffield Building Stones Group and the Earth Science Education Unit, Education Dept, Keele University . Contact details - 142, Knowle Lane, Sheffield, S11 9SJ; 'phone 0114 2361271, e-mail *peter. kennett @ tiscali. co. uk *
The Sorby Natural History, Sheffield - contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST YORKSHIRE RIGS GROUP is part of the national UK RIGS organisation and is actively pursuing geological conservation in the West Yorkshire area. More than 60 sites have been surveyed and recorded and it is hoped to manage some of them actively. There are three meetings per year which take place in Huddersfield at the moment, but we hope to attract active members from other parts of the county and would like offers from other groups to host meetings in their area. Website is www.wyrigs.org.uk Contact:- Alison Quarterman , 38 Far Bank, Shelley, Huddersfield. HD8 8HS E-mail *AQuart1023 @ aol.com* Telephone :- 01484 608004
York Geology Club - 237 Beckfield Lane York YO26 5PG, 'phone 01904 797979. and e-mail email@example.com
Yorkshire Museum & Gardens - General Enquiries: +44 (01904) 687687
[* note - spaces have been put into some e-mail addresses to confuse the spam-robots - you will have to remove the spaces when you send e-mails to the contacts!]
The 'informal organising committee' co-ordinating the month consists of Camilla Nichol representing the Yorkshire Geological Society; Stuart Ogilvy of the Yorkshire Museum; Will Watts from the Dinosaur Coast Project; Anthea Basingstocke and Tony Benfield of the Leeds Geological Association; Phil Brierly and Mike Windle of the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust; Paul Hildreth and Mike Horne of the Hull Geological Society. If you would like to join the committee please contact us.
(updated 2nd April 2007)