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* Hunstanton *

Sunday August 16, 2015 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hi to all SDGS members,

After numerous e-mails back and forth keeping in touch with DR Carl Harrington we have finally managed to organise (yet again) a trip to Hunstanton. Carl will be leading this field trip and has written a few words for those wishing to go below.

Cue Carl:

“Fingers crossed its third time lucky with Hunstanton. Two years ago it was cancelled because of snow on the ground, I made it in August the next year, but we had the end of a hurricane, so hopefully this year the weather will be nicer. I’m happy to make this family orientated, but it’s not a place where you can easily pick up fossils loose, most are in rock. Families who wish to attend will also have to make sure their children don’t go near the cliff face as some of the faces are really unstable. And as long as all those attending are aware of this, it should be fine and if the children should get bored, we are going on a falling tide, so there will be lots of beach sand to play on”.

” We shall meet at our usual place the Old Light House Car park.”

So there you have it I think Carls words of wisdom are rather fitting don’t you think!

Im sure many of you will have seen the spectacular white, red and brown cliffs that the coast at Hunstanton is famous for. This field trip will give you an opportunity to discover more about the Cretaceous age material and fossils making up the cliff at Hunstanton cliff which were laid down between 70 and 125 million years ago under a sea. You will also get the opportunity to collect fossils enclosed in the rock, most common of which are shells (bivalves and brachiopods), belemnites, sponges, crustacean burrows and maybe an ammonite or shark tooth.

Theres also lots more information at this link: Hunstanton Location Information if you should need it.

If you are members please fill out the Booking Form below if you wish to attend.

With all field events if you havent done so all ready. Please use the online booking form or send a text to our field secretary Kenny Nye. At least 10 days in advance so we can cater for numbers 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:

This field trip can usually cater for 25 persons but maby a few more if demand is high.


Members should appreciate that they are responsible for their own safety.

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.

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.


The Hunstanton photo was used with permission from and in affiliation with UKfossils


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Sunday August 16, 2015
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Stamford and District Geological Society