Matlock, Derbyshire

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 onto 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

Club headquarters were at the The Lilybank Hydo. Participants: William B Fearnside; Tressilian Charles Nicholas; W Balfour Gowley; W.H Wilcockson; Harold Jeffreys; Albert George Brighton; Mervyn Parkinson; T.R Naylor; JR Cotterill; W.S.S Fleming; Vivian Fuchs; J.D.H Wiseman; R.H Siddons; R.E Ward; and Francis H Outram.

  • Friday 15th March: Party assembled at The Lilybank Hydo, Matlock.
  • Saturday 16th March: Ashover mines and quarries.
  • Sunday 17th March: Matlock Bath.
  • Monday 18th March: Riber Hill, Crich quarry, Whatstandwell, Cromford Moor, Middleton Quarry.
  • Tuesday 19th March: Shirebrook colliery, Mansfield.
  • Wednesday 20th March: Cawdor, Darley and Stanton Wood horse quarries.
  • Thursday 21st March: Derbyshire Silica Firebrick Co Ltd.
  • Friday 22nd March: North-West Sheffield.
  • Saturday 23rd March: Middleton dale, Bradwell dale, Halfields Quarry, Earles Quarry, Pindale, Castleton, Mam Tor, Back Tor, Hope.
  • Sunday 24th March: Constable, Hart & Co cement Quarry, Eyam and Bretton Clough.
  • Monday 25th March: Brassington, Hopton Wood Quarry, Harborough Farm Silica-Brick works.

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