Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Hill walk without the steps

HISTORY enthusiasts from Wargrave were given a talk on the geology of Bowsey Hill.

HISTORY enthusiasts from Wargrave were given a talk on the geology of Bowsey Hill.

Members of the Wargrave Local History Society were taken on a "virtual walk" of the hill by David Ward, of the Reading Geological Society, when he spoke at their September meeting.

They travelled through Penny’s Lane, Crazies Hill, Holly Cross and Bottom Boles Wood and visited landmarks including Kiln House and Rebecca’s Well.

They heard about the different types of rock, some up to 65 million years old. The hill is made up of several different types of clay, flint and chalk of different colours and consistencies.

Mr Ward brought a selection of rock samples and geological maps of the area, which members were able to look at.



The society’s next meeting will be on October 13, when Roy Sheppard will give a talk on the history of postcard  collecting.

For more information, call Peter Delaney on 0118 940 3121 or visit www.wargravehistory.org.uk



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