Sad news

It is with great sadness that we wish to report that Hilary Davies died in hospital on New Year’s Eve after a long illness.
Hilary’s funeral will be at 11.20 on 1st February at Chester Crematorium. It has been suggested that no more than 33 people attend while current guidelines are in place, and we understand that nearly all the 33 places have been taken.
Please do not send gifts or flowers. Alun has suggested that donations in Hilary’s memory may be made to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust:
If anyone would like to send memories and condolences to Alun he is happy to receive them at home. Please contact the secretary,, for the address.

Members’ evening – session 163

The picture is one of my favourite places – I leave you to find out where it is. – Peter

There will be a Members’ evening on January 4th 2022 and you are reminded that Maggie set you a challenge during the last lecture to produce a virtual field trip to one location (and she gave you eighteen as a start). It only needs to be short (10 – 15 minutes).

If you have an item for this event then please email Chris Hunt, so he can plan the evening.

Wirral Geology and Landscape project.

As you might know this is a joint project involving members of the LGS and the University of Liverpool. Before lockdown we had a very successful day at the Heritage Fair at Birkenhead Town Hall. Several local talks were also given.
We have now established a mailing list for a wide range of people with interests in understanding the role of geology and geomorphology on the history and heritage of the area. We will shortly be launching an online noticeboard with ‘postcards’ pointing people at resources and hopefully developing displays that can be used at local scenic sites. We have already recruited a few new LGS members through this project,
All LGS members are welcome to join in – to participate or just get emails. Please email to start with. Future messages will be sent (Bcc) via

Request for help from U3A Heswall

Heswall U3A have 40 or more people waiting for the end of lockdown, so that they can set up a geology group Please would any LGS members who feel they could help out by offering basic topics or field trips, get in touch.
You don’t need to be a professional geologist . If you have time and enthusiasm to share let us know to and please give him permission to pass on your details to the local course organisers.