Excursion to Wargrave, Saturday, July 8th, 1911 - Geologists' Association excursion

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Geologists' Association Circular No. 135. Session 1910–1911. p.4-5[edit]

Excursion to Wargrave, Saturday, July 8th, 1911. (Transcription from GA Circular No. 135. Session 1910–1911. p.4-5.)[edit]

DIRECTOR: LLEWELLYN TREACHER, F.G.S.

EXCURSION SECRETARY: A. II. WILLIAMS, 385, Holloway Road, N.

Leave Paddington 2.10; arrive at Wargrave 2.53. Meet Excursion Secretary in Main-line Booking Office, not later than 1.55. Return fare 3s. 5d.

Walk across Church Green and through the village northward and ascend the hill on the right to Wargrave Hill Lodge, just beyond which take the footpath on the left to the top of Bowsey Hill. As this path is somewhat obscure in places members are advised to keep well together, or some may lose their way in the woods. If the weather is wet the route will be slightly altered.

On the summit of Bowsey Hill, 467 ft. O.D. there is a good section of the Westleton Beds now open. Fine views of the Thames Valley may be had from here.

Descend the hill through the woods to Warren Row, and inspect a small but clean section showing the junction of the Chalk with the Reading Beds, The chalk is worked in underground galleries.

Proceed to Knowl Hill, and, by kind permission of Mr. H. Warner, visit the brickyard in the Reading Beds. It is hoped that the leaf-beds will be exposed on this occasion. Walking distance, Wargrave to Knowl Hill, 4 miles

Tea at the "Seven Stars," Knowl Hill, 9d. or 1s. each.

After tea drive to Twyford, cost 1s. each (distance 3 miles).

Return train leaves Twyford Station 7.59, due at Paddington 9.10.

Members can either walk from Knowl Hill or drive and spend the time at Twyford, inspecting the Director's collection of flint implements, etc.

REFERENCES.

Ordnance Maps, 1 inch scale, Sheets 254–5, 268–9.

6 inch scale, Quarter-sheets, Berkshire, 30, N.W., N.E.

Geological Survey Map, Sheet 7 (Drift).

188g, WHITAKER, W.—"Geology of London," vol. i, pp. 251–2, 293.

1890. PRESTWICH, S.—"On the Relations of the Westleton Beds," etc. Quart. Journ. Geol, Soc., vol. xlvi, p. 141.

1890. WHITE, H. J. O.—"Notes on the Westleton Beds near Henley." Proc. Geol. Assoc., vol. xii, p. 379.

1893. MONCKTON, H. W.—"On the Occurrence of Boulders and Pebbles from Glacial Drift," etc. Quart. Journ. Geol. Soc., vol. xlix,p, 315.

1895. WHITE, H. J. O.—"On the Distribution of the Westleton Gravels," etc. Proc. Geol. Assoc., vol. xiv, p. 21.

1898. SHRUBSOLE, O. A.—"On High Level Gravels in Berks and Oxon." Quart. Journ, Geol. Soc., vol. liv, p. 587.

1902. WHITE, H. J. O.—"Excursion to Twyford," etc. Proc. Geol. Assoc., vol. xvii, pp. 178–181.

1904.. MONCKTON, H. W.—"On Different Types of Geological Deposits." Proc. Geol. Assoc.. vol. xviii, p. 361.

1906. SALTER. A. E.—"On the Superficial Deposits of Central and Southern England." Proc. Geol. Assoc., vol. xix, p. 17.

1910. WHITE, H. J. O.—"Geology in the Field"—" Berkshire and Part of the Thames Valley," p. 231. Part II. Price to members, 4s.

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Page 53 P805438 Warren Row Chalk pit, showing junction of Chalk and Reading Beds. Excursion to Wargrave, July 8th 1911.
Page 53 P805439 Warren Row Chalk pit, showing junction of Chalk and Reading Beds. Excursion to Wargrave, July 8th 1911.
Page 55 P805440 Knowle Hill Brickyard. Examining the plant bed of the Reading Clay. Excursion to Wargrave, July 8th 1911.
Page 55 P805441 Knowle Hill Brickyard. Showing method of working the Reading Clay in 'spits'. Excursion to Wargrave, July 8th 1911.
Page 55 P805442 Knowle Hill Brickyard. Sun cracks on surface of Reading Clay owing to the removal of the overlying parts and action of rain. Excursion to Wargrave, July 8th 1911.
Page 55 P805443 Knowle Hill Brickyard. Sun cracks on surface of Reading Clay owing to the removal of the overlying parts and action of rain. Excursion to Wargrave, July 8th 1911.