Advance Notice of Next RIGS Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday September 1st at Llanhennock Village Hall, near Caerleon, at 10:30

Llanhennock village hall NP18 1LT. If coming from the West, come off M4 at junction 26, head into Newport and pick up the road to Caerleon(involves an almost 360 degree revolution at the first roundabout). Come off at junction 25 if coming from the East. Once in Caerleon, head around the one way system past the village green and take the second exit off the mini roundabout onto the Usk road . In 1 mile take a right turn up a steep hill,bear left at the corner and carry on up the hill for half a mile. The village hall is on your right near the top of the hill with a gravel pull in just beyond it but before the red telephone box. It is the centre of the village.

After lunch (BYO) Elen Statham will show us some sites near Llandegfedd Reservoir.

A reminder plus agenda & minutes of the last meeting will follow in mid-August.


Quarella Workday 25 July

Message from Nigel :

“Hi All,

The next work / funday has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th at 10.30 am. Our guest again will be Dr. Peter Hodges who is keen for us to expose the full stratigraphy between the Quarella Sandstone and the base of the Jurassic. Our recent last visit was very productive in exposing for the first time the White Lias Limestone (Langport Member, top of the Penarth Group in the Trias) containing our first fossil find on site – mussels . So if you would like to ‘muscle’ (groan) in on the next stage come and join us. As usual there are a variety of tasks both for the more energetic and more leisurely roles – from experience I can advise on the latter! Consequently a variety of tools will be required – spades, saws, fine cleaning etc. plus your lunch I hope to see many of you there. Any queries please let me know.

Cheers Nigel”