Excursion to Leighton Buzzard. Saturday, April 4th, 1908 - Geologists' Association excursion

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Geologists' Association Circular No. 93. Session 1907–1908 p.3–4. Excursion to Leighton Buzzard. Saturday, April 4th, 1908.

Excursion to Leighton Buzzard, Saturday, April 4th, 1908. (Transcription of GA Circular No. 93. Session 1907–1908. p.3–4)

DIRECTOR G. W. LAMPLUGH, F.R.S., F.G.S.

EXCURSION SECRETARY : A. C. YOUNG, 17, Vicar's Hill, Lewisham, S.E.

Leave Euston by 12.20 p.m. train, due at Leighton at 1.44. To obtain special return tickets (4s. 2d. each) meet Excursion Secretary in the Great Hall not later than 12.5 p.m. Members following by the 1.45 train should go straight to the Shenley Pits, but if they wish tea provided should give notice to the Secretary.

Walk to Shenley Hill and examine extensive pits showing Boulder Clay on Gault, and Gault on Lower Gieensand. Examine basement bed of the Gault and search for the fossiliferous band in the upper part of the Lower Greensand (this was not exposed on the last visit of the G.A.). The sands are brilliantly coloured and the concretionary ironstone is sometimes iridescent.

Return to Leighton and, if time permit, examine the pits at Grovebury Siding, where the base of the Gault is again exposed.

Several sections on this excursion are worth photographing.

Tea at Swan Hotel, is 3d. with eggs, 1s. 9d. with cold meat.

Total walking distance about 5 miles.

Return train from Leighton 7.2, due at Euston at 8.20.

REFERENCES.

Geological Survey Map, Sheets 46 N.W. and S.W. Price 3s. each.

Ordnance Map (New Ed.), Sheet 220. Price 1s.

1879. E. W. LEWIS : Lectures on Geology of Leighton Buzzard." 1s.

1887. H. B. WOODWARD: "Geology of England and Wales," 2nd Edition, pp. 377, 378.

1897. A. C. G. CAMERON : "Excursion to Leighton Buzzard." Proc. Geol. Assoc., vol. xv, p. 183 (part 5, 6d., salvage).

1903. G. W. LAMPLUGH and J. F. WALKER " On a Fossiliferous Band at the top of the Lower Greensand near Leighton Buzzard." Quart. ,Journ. Geol. Soc., vol. lix, pp. 234-265.

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Excursion to Leighton Buzzard, April 4th 1908

Page 45 P805295 Lower Greensand capped by Gault and Boulder Clay at Shenley Hill. Excursion to Leighton Buzzard, April 4th 1908.
Page 45 P805296 Lower Greensand capped by Gault and Boulder Clay at Shenley Hill. Excursion to Leighton Buzzard, April 4th 1908. Added note: Silver Sands; Greensand; Irregular band of iron grit; Gault; Bluish-grey Boulder Clay. [Bottom to top.].
Page 45 P805297 Lower Greensand capped by Gault and Boulder Clay at Shenley Hill. Excursion to Leighton Buzzard, April 4th 1908.