19 November 2014 - The Geology & Geography of Buckinghamshire
The Geology and Geography of Buckinghamshire
Talk by Mike Palmer, Keeper of Natural History at Buckinghamshire County Museum
19th November 2014.
Mike gave us a short history of the last 190 million years of Buckinghamshire.
The main characteristics of the geology in Buckinghamshire were formed by the sequential deposition in water of limestone, clay, sandstone and chalk over a period starting 190 million years and finishing 40 million years ago. These layers were then subjected to a tectonic thrust from Africa which, with erosion, resulted in outcrops of the different layers according to their age of deposition. Consequently, we find limestone in the area north of Milton Keynes, clay and sandstone around Aylesbury, and chalk running through Hemel Hempstead and High Wycombe.
Mike went on to describe in detail how the fossilised remains in these different areas could be related to the organisms in the water at the time, and the extreme conditions of heat and chemistry which were applied to their remains.
Members and guests left the meeting in the realisation that there was more under our feet than simple soggy soil!
Club Meeting 19th September 2018
Talk on Wheelpower, induction of new member and presentation of long service awarddetails
5 April 2014 - 33 people tested on ‘Know Your Blood Pressure’ Day
Picture shows, left to right: Janeen Hughes, Stroke Association Community co-ordinator Dr Sheila Bray Barbara Cursleydetails
15 January 2014 - Brian Morton's inspiration talk about his life in South Africa - and at Chalfont Valley E-ACT Primary Academy
5 February 2014 - Youth Leader Amelia Godden accepts a cheque on behalf of Chiltern Youth Projects
10 July 2013 - WheelPower CEO Martin McElhatton and Head of Finance Nigel Roberts talk about their charity
11 November 2012 - The Club remembers
Remembrance Day wreaths are laid at local Remembrance Day services.details
11 January 2012 - Peter Schweiger on 'Hand-made shoes - from first to last'
Rtn Peter Schweigerdetails
Amersham in Bloom "Design a Flower Bed" Competition - winning entries
Derek Bryant, Allan Childs & Chalmers Cursley, of Amersham Rotary Club, display the winning designs.details
4 January 2012 - Laura Nicholas on 'Thames Valley & Chilterns Air Ambulance Trust'
9 April 2011 - Club hosts Know Your Blood Pressure event
Amersham Rotary Club President Chalmers Cursley has his blood pressure taken.details
11 June 2011 - Little Chalfont Village Day - 'What's in the Sock' Competition Winners and Answers
21 September 2011 - our speaker is Trudi Scrivener, Area Manager of Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association
21 January 2012 - another great Variety Show for Senior Citizens
This annual event in Drake Hall, Amersham gives 130 to 150 elderly residents of Amersham a wonderful evening out. As well as a great show, the audience can enjoy free transport, a free glass of sherry, a free raffle ticket and free interval refreshments.details
14 March 2012 - over £1,000 from sale of calendars presented to Iain Rennie Hospice at Home