Geology meeting and field trip to Brassington

The YGS (Yorkshire Geological Society) has an upcoming event that may be of interest to PDMHS members: a meeting entitled “Pocket deposits, karst and environmental change” on 15 June 19 at BGS Kegworth followed by a field trip on Sunday 16th to Brassington.  Further details can be found here and the full YGS programme of events here (which states “All events are free to attend for YGS members, and we always welcome non-members.”)

An article in PDMHS Bulletin 16-5 covers the geology & mines of the Brassington area.

Matlock Cable Tramway Walk Report

Sunday 28th April dawned a pleasant day after the horrendous weather of the previous day. Nine of us met Paul Chandler at the picnic site / car park in Darley Dale. We started off towards Warney Mill, a former corn water mill. This was acquired by one Herbert Harding from Matlock and used as a caravan site. He later sold furniture direct to the public. On Sundays the items were included in an expensive pound of carrots to work around the then Sunday trading laws. The site is now better known as DFS. 

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CAVING FILMS NIGHT AT THE ORPHEUS COTTAGE

SATURDAY, 30TH. MARCH
Films presented and introduced by Andy Freem
7 pm. Part 1: Andy’s new film on Speedwell plus his film on Brewery Shaft, Nenthead plus supporting programme of other short films
Interval
8 pm. Part 2: Short film on “Climate Change terminology & datings” followed by the main film: Andy’s “Recent
Scientific Investigations in Water Icicle” (30 minutes) followed by discussion.

If you are interested and would like to come, please contact Jenny Potts for details and directions: j.potts@bcra.org.uk