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* Great Tew Quarry *
Saturday September 24, 2016
We have arranged a field trip to Great Tew Quarry
This quarry, south of Banbury, Oxfordshire works the Lower Jurassic Marlstone Rock Bed for building stone. It is quite fossiliferous with ammonites, belemnites and bivalves.
We shall also visit the local church , which has much interest. And hopefully visit the local pub, one of the most picturesque in the Cotswold’s.
Full details to follow.
The only way you can visit the working pit is 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.
If you are members please fill out the Booking Form below if you wish to attend or contact our field secretary Kenny Nye via text message.
If you are members of the Stamford and District Geological Society then please use the booking form if you wish to go on any of our field trips. If you are non-members and wish to go on any field trips then please enrol for membership to the society before you do so.
Please let us know at least 10 days in advance so we can cater for numbers as this will be the ONLY WAY you will get registered as wishing to attend.
If your are non-members and would like to go then please sign up for Membership as soon as possible by contacting :
Ms Sheila Martin,
email : membership [at] stamfordgeolsoc.org.uk
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Also ive included the membership form here for you:
For all quarry visits hard hats, reflective jackets and suitable footwear are essential, some sites also require eye protection. Some sites will allow under 16′s under adult supervision but please check beforehand, the supervisor will also need to wear the appropriate safety gear.
Members should appreciate that they are responsible for their own safety.
Harpoceras ammonite found at Great Tew Qaurry.
When entering working quarries due to new strict guide lines regarding PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Field trip organisers will advise to all members attending the field trip beforehand on appropriate clothing and footwear for the locality, time of year and as recommended Orange Hi-Vis Vests.
Failure by participants to wear recommended clothing and equipment may lead to their exclusion from the meeting. The Stamford and District Geological Society does not automatically provide personal protective equipment.
The society’s insurance is against 3rd parties.
With all field events please use the online booking form at least 10 days in advance so we can cater for numbers.
The SDGS has the right to cancel or reschedule a field trip with as much notice as possible. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all registered participants will be notified by email and offered to join alternative field trips. If a fossil hunt is cancelled on the day of the event due to unforeseen circumstances such as extreme weather, SDGS will not be able to accept responsibility for any additional costs or inconvenience resulting from the cancellation.
You can cancel your place at any point before a fossil hunt, the more notice given the better, if possible.