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WOOLHOPE CLUB AUTUMN/WINTER MEETINGS PROGRAMME 2021-2022
The Club meetings have been arranged making every effort to follow Government and Council guidelines and members are advised that they attend at their own risk. Because of circumstances beyond the Club’s control it is possible that meetings may have to be cancelled at short notice. Before attending an advertised meeting, members are advised to check the situation on the Club website, or by phoning the President on 01432 269766.
All meetings will be held on Saturdays at 2.15 p.m. in the Town Hall Assembly Room, Hereford unless otherwise notified and will generally be illustrated. Non members are welcome.
25 September – David Lovelace & David Whitehead, The Belmont Parkland: its history and future as Hereford’s new wildlife park
2 October 12.45pm. Please note earlier time. Catherine Clarke, Pilgrims & Phantoms: St Thomas Way and the Medieval March of Wales
13 November - Derek Foxton, The Photography of Alfred Watkins
27 November – Winter AGM – Neil Kidd & Martin Cook, Longtown Castle & the De Lacys
Friday 10 December 2021 5.00-7.30 Hereford Town Hall Council Chamber: Members bring a rock or fossil
8 January – Chris Robinson, The Curlew project
Friday 14 January 2022 Hereford Town Hall Council Chamber: MEETING CANCELLED
29 January Dr Colin Prosser, Natural Foundations – the role of geology in nature conservation
Friday 11 February 2022 Hereford Town Hall Council Chamber 5.00-7.30: Prof. Hugh Torrens Pills, Politics and Protest: George Belas Greenough (1778-1865) and his geological map of 1820
19 February Dr Toby Purser, The Holme Lacy Charter
Friday 11 March 2022 Hereford Town Hall Council Chamber 5.00-7.30: Dr. Keith James Plate Tectonics at 50: Not written in stone
12 March – Spring AGM –President’s talk – David Whitehead
FIELD MEETINGS 2021
FIRST FIELD MEETING TUESDAY 18 MAY, 2021
Moira Jenkins and Sue Olver led a visit to Ross Town and the surrounding area. The purpose of the walk was to compare the features seen in the Old Red Sandstone rocks with the modern day river features and to look at the geomorphology. See the meeting report here.
SECOND FIELD MEETING SATURDAY 3 JULY, 2021
Visit to Moccas and Woolhope Oak. David Whitehead, David Lovelace and Sue Olver led this visit to Moccas Park, its oak trees and the park extension on the west side of Dorstone Hill. See the meeting report here
THIRD FIELD MEETING FRIDAY 16 JULY, 2021
Prof Keith Ray and Prof Julian thomas led a visit to explore Arthur’s Stone, the historic landscape around it which is being measured and excavated. In the afternoon Tim Hoverd showed members around the extensive work which is being carried out a Snodhill castle. See the meeting report here.
EXTRA FIELD MEETING WEDNESDAY 4 AUGUST 2021
John Payne led a meeting to the Malverns. On this guided walk we saw some of the rocks of the hills and their immediate surroundings and discuss the geological aspects of the view from the hill top. See the meeting report here.
FOURTH FIELD MEETING WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST, 2021
The President David Whitehead and other members led this walking trip around Hereford. See the meeting report here.
FIFTH FIELD MEETING SATURDAY 21 AUGUST, 2021
This field meeting went ahead in spite of the unpleasant weather. See the meeting report here.