Oswestry

Scope and Content

List of participants (page 3); description of excursion by Mervyn Parkinson to examine Millstone and Chatsworth grit, the disused Gregory mine, Ravensnest Tor quarry, and Milltown quarry where volcanics at the base of the limestone were exposed (page 5-13); description and sketches of excursion by Francis Outram to Matlock Bath describing the geology of the area, with examination of limestone containing brachiops(pages 15-23); description of excursion by JR Cottrill (keeper of the records) to Riber Hill where Kinder Grit was visible, Crich Quarry where limestone dips were examined, including a diagrammatic section across west side of Crich Dome near Holloway Crich Road and diagram showing pockets in first filled pyritus shale, Middleton Quarry and Cromford (pages 25-29); description of excursion by WSS Fleming to Shirebrook colliery with detail of workings above and below ground, visit to Mansfield and sand quarries (pages 31- 37); description of excursion by TR Naylor to Cawdor quarry, Darley Quarry and Stanton Wood horse quarry where different fauna were uncovered including trilobites, chonelids and horny brachiopods (pages 39- 55); description of excursion by Vivian Fuchs to the Derbyshire Silica Firebrick Co Ltd, firebrick manufacturers with details of how bricks were made and visit to the pits being worked for sand and clay (pages 57-63); description of excursion by RH Siddons to area of grit country north-west of Sheffield including section diagram and sketches (pages 65-71); description of excursion to Middleton dale, Bradwell dale, Halfields Quarry, Earles Quarry, Pindale where the remains of lead mines were visible, Castleton, Mam Tor, Back Tor, Hope, and news of the Oxford Cambridge boat race (pages 73-79); description of visit to Constable, Hart & Co cement quarry with details of fossils examined and collected, and Eyam and Bretton Clough (pages 81-83); and description of visit to Brassington, Hopton Wood quarry, and Harborough Farm Silica-Brick works (page 85).

Administrative / Biographical History

Oswestry, 14th to 23rd March 1928. Club headquarters were Wynstay Hotel, Oswestry, Wales. Participants: Frederick William Shotton; W.S Rennie; O.A Jones; Miss M.B Keith; Miss DI Makower; K.M.N Paterson; William Bernard Robinson King; Tressilian Charles Nicholas; B Smith; A.S Hutchison; Albert George Brighton; G.H Bairstow; Dr H Jeffries; N Smith; William B Fearnside; M Parkinson; H.A.C Gill; J.A Hunt; Oliver Bulman.

  • 14th March: arrival and introduction of Mr Wedd of Geological Survey.
  • 15th March: Selattyn Road.
  • 16th March: Llansilin Rd ending at Treflack.
  • 17th March: Tanat Valley.
  • 18th March: Moely Garth, Hendre Quarry and Alberbury.
  • 19th March: Tanat Valley and Afon Iwrch Valley.
  • 20th March: Tanat Valley and Bwlch-graig.
  • 21th March: Llanfylin.
  • 22nd March: Meifod district and Moely Man.
  • 23rd March: Breidden district.

Geographical Names