Excursion to Plumstead and Bostal Woods. Saturday, March 22nd, 1919 - Geologists' Association excursion

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Geologists' Association Circular No. 215. Session 1919-1920. p.3[edit]

Excursion to Plumstead and Bostal Woods. Saturday, March 22nd, 1919 (Transcription from: Circular No. 215. Session 1919-1920. p.3)[edit]

Director, S. PRIEST F. G. S.

Leave Cannon Street (S.E. & O. R.) 1.42.; alight Plumstead 2.15. Take return tickets, 2s. Take car or bus (1d.) to Wickham Lane. One minute's walk to Rockmount Road, opposite Plumstead. Church.

Eocene sections on Messrs. E. Proctor and Sons' land shew 50 to 60 feet (1) Thanet sands ; (2) Woolwich Shell Beds, clays, and and gravels ; (3) Blackheath sands and gravels. Blackheath pebbles may be inspected for (a) variation in she from pea gravel to shingle, (b) evidence of crushing, (c) derived Chalk fossils. Ascend to Plumstead Common, note plateau, features of Blackheath Gravels, eminence of Shooters Hill (London Clay), course of East Wickham Valley.

Cross to Bostal Woods. At caves, note upper chalk with flints, Bullhead bed (green-coated flints), and Thanet Sands. Pass through woods to Bostal Heath, where abrupt spur of Blackheath Gravels affords commanding view of Wanstead Flats (Alluvium). Descend to cars (Abbey Wood line). Tea may be arranged at Woolwich.

Return trains Woolwich Arsenal. 6.33 and 6.58.

Geol. Survey Map, 1 in. London District. (Drift.) Sheet 4.

1906. LEACH, A. L. and B. C. POLKINGHORE. "Excursion to East Wickham and Bostal Heath." Proc. Geol. Assoc., Vol. xix., Pt. 9, pp. 341–347.

1909 "Woolwich Survey," pp. 3–30, S.E.U. Sci. Soc.

1909. WOODWARD, H. B. "Geology of the London District " Mem. Geol. Surv.

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Page 115 P805788 Messrs Tuff and Hoare's Pit. Excursion to Plumstead, March 22nd 1919.
Page 115 P805789 Messrs Tuff and Hoare's Pit. Excursion to Plumstead, March 22nd 1919. Added note: Woolwich and Reading, Thanet Sands, Bull head Bed, Chalk. [Missing] photo].
Page 115 P805790 Messrs Tuff and Hoare's Pit. Excursion to Plumstead, March 22nd 1919. Added note: Thanet Sands, Bull head Bed, Chalk.