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* Lea Quarry *

Saturday October 1, 2016

Great news everyone,

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As promised last year we have arranged another visit to this former workings quarry. This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed as this well may be he last time anyone can visit this quarry.

Ill have further details..i.e. meeting times,directions etc for all those wishing to go nearer the time.

The geological interest focuses on a period around 430 million years ago when Wenlock Edge was a coral reef. This local landmark, now popular with walkers, was beneath a warm tropical sea that was teeming with life and thriving in the sunshine.

The Wenlock Edge area is very important in geological circles and the name Wenlock has been used internationally since the 1830s to signify a specific part of what’s known as the Silurian Period. If you would like to read about last year’s visit that the Stamford and District Geological Society took to Lea Quarry just click on the Red Lea Quarry link below.

Lea Quarry

The only way you can visit this quarry 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 or send a text to our field secretary Kenny Nye. If you wish 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
Emails are not instant links, please replace the [at] with a @ when you type. This is for security.

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.

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 if you havent done so all ready. Please use the online booking form 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.

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.


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Saturday October 1, 2016
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Stamford and District Geological Society