Excursion to Beddington and Waddon. Saturday, April 19th, 1913 - Geologists' Association excursion

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Geologists' Association Circular No. 154. Session 1912-1913. p.5-6.[edit]

Excursion to Beddington and Waddon. Saturday, April 19th, 1913. (Transcription from: Geologists' Association Circular No. 154. Session 1912-1913. p.5-6)[edit]

DIRECTOR: W. WHITAKER, B. A.,. F.R,S., AND H. KIDNER, F.G.S.

EXCURSION SECRETARY: G. J. ROBERTS, "Noyna," Avenue Rise, Bushey, Herts.

Leave London Bridge (L.B. S.C.R,) 1.25 ; arrive Waddon 1.49. Special return ticket 1s. 3d. Meet Excursion Secretary under the clock not later than 1.10. (A later train, London Bridge 2.11, arriving Waddon 2.40, will enable members to join the party at the entrance to "Waddon Lodge," Waddon Court Road, over railway bridge.)

Walk to Waddon Pumping Station, where it is hoped that Mr. Carter, Borough Engineer of Croydon, will explain the new works.

Return, and by permission of Mr. Nathaniel Waterall, walk through the grounds of Waddon Lodge, and examine the Waddon Springs. Four springs can be seen, and there are probably others, which supply a lake, having an overflow to the river Wandle.

At Waddon Mill proceed by footpath beside the Wandle to Beddington. Thanet and shows the bank. On the way examine a recently exposed section of Thanet Sand on the Cedars Estate.

At Beddington, close to the bed of the Wandle, the Beddington Springs will be examined. Visit a pit in Thanet Sand, worked by the Beddington Sandpit Co. Thirty feet of sand. is shown, the total thickness being about 35 feet. A hole will show the junction of Thanet Sand and the Chalk.

Walk past the church, through Beddington Park, and across the Wandle, to see Springs, which form a pool, having an overflow to the river near Hackbridge. The Wandle is also reinforced here by two small streams from other springs.

Returning across Beddington Park by another path, an old disused Chalk pit will be visited. Water is said to be always showing in the bottom of this pit when the Croydon Bourne is flowing.

Visit. the Beddington Brick Works, where there is a large pit in Thanet. Sand, which is here 38 to 40 feet or more in thickness.

Total walking distance under 4 miles, Tea at 5.30 at "The Plough," 1s, each, with eggs, 1s. 3d. each. After tea, by permission of Mr. J . Trollope, opportunity will be given to examine, near at hand, the Beddington Caves in Thanet Sand. These extend for a considerable distance underground, but are now partly fallen in.

Walk less than one mile to Waddon Station; return train 7.10, arrive London Bridge 7.49.

NOTE.—Most of the above sections have not been previously visited by the Association.

REFERENCES.

Special Map of London (Drift), Geol. Survey, Sheets 3 S.W. and 4 S. E.

1889. WHITAKER, W.—"Geology of London." Mem. Geol. Survey, p. 444.

1902–3. CLINCH, G.—"Waddon Caves." Trans. Croydon Nat, Hist, Soc.

1904. WRIGHT & POLKINGHORNE.—"Discovery of Marsupites in the Chalk of the Croydon Area." Geol. Mag., decade v, vol. i, p. 622; cf. p. 525.

1904. HINDE, J. G.--"Zone of Marsupites in the Chalk at Beddington." Geol. Mag. decade v, vol. i, p. 482.

1905, YOUNG, G. W.—"Chalk Area of N.E. Surrey." Proc. Geol. Assoc., voi. xix,p. 179.

1909. WOODWARD B.—"Geology of the London District." Mem. Geol. Survey.

1912. WHITAKER W.—"Water Supply of Surrey." Mem. Geol. Survey, pp. 42-46.

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Page 15 P804531 Sections of Thanet Sand in Beddington Sandpit Co.'s excavation. Junction with Chalk is seen at left-hand corner, 50 ft below floor of pit. Excursion to Beddington and Waddon, April 19th 1913. Added note: 30 feet. [Group photo.].
Page 15 P804532 Sections of Thanet Sand in Beddington Sandpit Co.'s excavation. Junction with Chalk is seen at left-hand corner, 50 ft below floor of pit. Excursion to Beddington and Waddon, April 19th 1913.
Page 15 P804533 Sections of Thanet Sand in Beddington Sandpit Co.'s excavation. Junction with Chalk is seen at left-hand corner, 50 ft below floor of pit. Excursion to Beddington and Waddon, April 19th 1913. [Wagon.].
Page 17 P804534 Sections in Thanet Sand in Beddington Brick Works. Thickness 30 to 40 feet. Excursion to Beddington and Waddon, April 19th 1913.
Page 17 P804535 Sections in Thanet Sand in Beddington Brick Works. Thickness 30 to 40 feet. Excursion to Beddington and Waddon, April 19th 1913.
Page 17 P804536 Sections in Thanet Sand in Beddington Brick Works. Thickness 30 to 40 feet. Excursion to Beddington and Waddon, April 19th 1913. [Person.].
Page 17 P804537 Sections in Thanet Sand in Beddington Brick Works. Thickness 30 to 40 feet. Excursion to Beddington and Waddon, April 19th 1913.