Visit of Geopark President

The Geopark President Chris Darmon has just visited us for three days starting with a visit to the National Trust’s Croome Estate on Saturday 13th July. Here we looked at the building stones of Croome Court and surrounding structures, had a historical tour of the Court and visited the RAF Museum. On Sunday morning 14th, Chris launched the new Les Morris Memorial Trail at NT’s Dudmaston Estate and in the afternoon joined the guided geology walk around the Estate. And on Monday 15th the stone used in new constructions in Bewdley were the subject of investigation. Chris was also given a preview of the new dinosaur detective trail which will soon be running at Bewdley Museum.

The new statue of three times prime minister Baldwin in Bewdley has a plinth of Carboniferous sandstone from Brighouse in Yorkshire.

The repair work at Bewdley Severn Valley Railway station has replaced Highley sandstone with Carboniferous Woodkirk sandstone from Leeds.

At Dudmaston a wall of Carboniferous and Permian sandstone forms part of the new Les Morris trail. Jenny Morris in the centre was the special guest.

Chris seats himself on a granite glacial erratic on the Dudmaston guided walk

Inspecting a wall of Blue Lias limestones at Croome Estate

The Rotunda building at Croome built of Bath Stone