Announced in the Jurassic Times December edition 1995 *Rigs site opens at Ketton*

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I thought you would like to read a paragraph from the first edition of the Stamford and District Geological Societies (Jurassic Times editions) titled…* Rig site opens at Ketton *


In relation to the Photo Of The Week which was one of many finds found on the 18th of May 2013 on an organised field trip to Ketton Quarry.

The Newsletter of the Stamford and District Geology Society.

December 1995.

RIG site opens at Ketton.

Saturday, September 16th 1995 saw the culmination of more than a year’s work for the Society’ with the opening of the RIG site at Ketton [GR SK978053] by the Bishop of Grantham, the Rt Rev William ind.
A RIG or Regionally Important Geological Site, is an exposure that is important to the understanding of the geology of a particular area. The site at Ketton shows exposures of the Blisworth Limestone Rutland Formation Lincolnshire Limestone.These Middle Jurassic rocks are cut by a fault in the main face. The fault is part of a system of faults caused by valley cambering. At the top of the fault there is evidence of cryoturbation. A second fault runs through the site as is shown by the two exposures of Blisworth Limestone being at different elevations.

The RIG site is in a disused quarry. The society members had to clear the accumulated undergrowth before any further work could proceed. Steps were cut to enable visitors to see the exposures at close quarters. Paths were laid to link the main exposures and hand rails were provided for the steeper parts. A car park and access ramp down to the site completed the work. In recognition of the work the Society has performed in creating this site a certificate lias been awarded by English Nature.



September 2014 Seminar ‘The Geology and Landscape of the Fen Edge – Cambridgeshire’

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Saturday 13th September 2014

The Geology and Landscape of the Fen Edge – Cambridgeshire

Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

(Full disabled access)

Please note that places need to be booked in advance:

Download programme and booking form here

or contact:
Ken Rolfe Chairman, Cambs Geosites Team Mobile: 07777 678685 Email:

This is the second One-Day Seminar to be held by the Cambs Geosites Team and follows on from the highly successful seminar of 2011 entitled ‘The Geology and Landscape of Cambridgeshire’. which explored the geological history and processes that created the landscape we see in the county today.

If you would like to attend this event then please go to the Cambridgeshire Geology Club for full details.

Apply For Membership Here And Join Us On Our Field Trips..

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If you would like to visit a working pit with a geological society (such as the Stamford and District Geological Group), you will have a much higher chance of finding fossils and much better specimens.

There will be members of the SDGS at the Dig Deep for Dinos event at Flag Fen in Whittlesea over the August Bank Holiday .If you should have any questions about becoming a member.

You Can View The Membership Form Here…

Then You Can Download The Form Below..

Stamford-Geological-Society-Membership-Application-Form… so you can print it off and pop it in the post.

The Stamford and District Geological Society are now affiliated with the UKGE limited Geological and Microscopy products

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Our previous website has been running 10 years, and served us well during that time. But technology has moved on and so has website design. Our new website uses the latest technology, security and modern day features to bring you, our customers, the very best service we can provide.

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These are just a few of the hundreds of improvements you will find! Everything has changed and improved. We have been working on this new site for 18 months.

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The Society are very pleased to announce the re-launch of

What you will see is the result of a lot of work done over the past few months by myself and Luke from ( advert time….BigClever Creative). As well as a fresh new look, we’ve added a host of new features for you to get involved with, including expanded news and events areas, a discussion forum and your own profile area. Registration is quick and free – you can even log in using your existing Facebook profile if you have one!

Our goal with this new site is to provide both members & visitors with an easier way to learn about what the Society is all about; why we do what we do and how to get involved.

We will be adding new material on a regular basis, and in the pipeline we’re looking at featuring a quarterly newsletter that will present information on current events related to the Society.

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Kind Regards,

Darren & Luke.

Jurassic Times: November 1995

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November 1995 the first edition of the Jurassic Times was published.

The Jurassic Times was published by the Stamford and District Geology Society.
Published quarterly in March, June, September and December. Jurassic Times publishes the proceedings of the Society together with articles of a Geological and Paleontological nature and other items of interest to members. Any opinions expressed are those of the individual authors, for which the Society does not accept any responsibility.

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