Sidcup Lapidary & Mineral Society


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Weekly Programme

Field Excursions for 2017

Forthcoming proposed Programme
Field Excursions

(Dates and times to be confirmed)
Please contact the Field-Trip Organiser Nicola Claxton (07790 222 140) prior to departure for all
Field Trips, to check that it is still going ahead, together with a weather check.

Risk Assessments are available, but please discuss with the Field-Trip Organiser any other
requirements (eg. wellingtons or boots, sunscreen, lunch etc.)

Low Tide (LT) based on actual time: British Summer Time (BST) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), date depandant.
Expect to be on beach around 1 or 2 hours before LT.

Proposed field trips (and other events) for 2017:

Sunday March 5th
Isle of Sheppey.
Low tide - 11:15
Meet at 10:00 Warden Bay Car Park
London Clay: marine fossils & septarian nodules, bring Lunch.

Sunday March 19th

Low tide - 10:05
Meet at 08:30 Reculver Drive Car park
London clay: marine fossils mostly sharks teeth

Sunday April 16th
Low tide - 10:10
Meet at 08:30 Reculver Drive Car park
London clay: marine fossils mostly sharks teeth

Event: Sat 6th May
Dartford Steam Fair.
10am-4pm DATE YTBC
Dartford Central Park, we have a stand promoting the society.

Sunday May 21st
South Coast (Birling Gap)
Low tide - 14:25,
Meet at 12pm
Chalk: Marine fossils in flint - sea urchins & sponges etc.

Saturday June 10th / Sunday June 11th
Weekend Field Trip:
Sat June 10th - Kimmeridge Museum & Bay Low tide for bay - 13:00
Sun June 11th - Isle of Purbeck Or Tidmoor Point (Oxford clay)

Sat June 17th / Sun June 18th
Weekend Field Trip:
Sat June 17th Folkestone. Low tide - 12:10, Meet at 10:00
Gault clay (SSSI site) but lots to be found loose on beach - marine fossils etc..
Sun June 18th Samphire Hoe. Low tide - 12:50, Meet at 11:00
Chalk: marine fossils in flint & marcasite and pyrite.

Sunday July 9th
Abbey Wood (not on the coast, so no tides)
Meet at 11pm

Event: Saturday 5th November (DATE YTBC)
Festival of Geology at UCL, London:
We will be holding a stall to promote the society, loads to see and do.

Event: Saturday 2nd December
Our own Christmas Fair at Emmanuel Church Hall, Hadlow Rd., Sidcup, Kent.
10am until 4pm

Event: Tuesday 12th December
SLMS Christmas party
(members only)
Food, drinks and competitions etc..

Before going on any field trip please contact Nicola to find out more details and check
that the trip is still scheduled to go ahead.

Nicola Claxton

07790 222 140