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Newsletter Issue 33: Spring 2016

  • Community Conservation Champions
  • Millstones and Slag: The Legacy of Rural Industry around Bredon Hill
  • The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Geoconservation
  • Voyages in Deep Time
  • GeoPark Way Trail Wardens Scheme
  • Tales From The Archives
  • X-Rays and Rainy Days
  • Earth Cache Update
  • Whitmans Hill Quarry
  • Hereford Redros

Issue 33


Newsletter Issue 32: Spring 2015

  • Building Stones Database Goes Live
  • A Geodiversity Charter for England
  • Honor for Trust’s Founder
  • Sustaining Geological Heritage in the Malvern Hills AONB
  • Our New Researcher
  • Wye Valley Partnership Goes Out With A Bang!
  • Homes Under the Microscope
  • Events Diary

Issue 32


Newsletter Issue 31: Spring 2014

  • One Year into the Building Stones Project
  • Volunteering: The Way Ahead
  • The Earth Heritage Champions Forge New Links
  • Geopark Forum Welcomes New Members
  • Reports From GeoFest 2013
  • Remembering Les Morris

Issue 31


Newsletter Issue 30: Spring 2013

  • A Thousand Years of Building with Stone Project Commences
  • Community Conservation Champions
  • Restoration of Bewdley’s Stone Bridge
  • Earthquake Observatories
  • Whitmans Hill Website
  • Geopark News
  • Malvern Hills GeoCentre
  • The Leominster Canal
  • Goodrich Castle
  • Wye Valley Landscape Partnership

Issue 30


Newsletter Issue 29: Spring 2012

  • Earthquake Observatories
  • Building Stones
  • Champions Project – the volunteer views
  • The Geopark Way
  • Teme Valley Geological Society
  • Bewdley Museum Stone Heritage Exhibition
  • Geopark Visitor Information Points
  • GA Geoconservation Conference review
  • Adult Education Courses
  • Summer Events

Issue 29


Newsletter Issue 28: Autumn 2011

  • A thousand years of building with stone
  • Earthquake Observatory network
  • Champions Project funding finishes
  • Focus on Bewdley
  • Geopark News
  • Chantry Geology Garden
  • GeoFest 2011

Issue 28


Newsletter Issue 27: Spring 2011

  • Champions Sites transformation
  • Volcanics on the Malvern Hills
  • New President for the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark
  • 10 years of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund
  • The Geological Records Centre
  • Summer Events
  • Volunteering Opportunities

Issue 27


Newsletter Issue 26: Spring 2010

  • Major Initiatives
  • Champions Project volunteers begin training
  • The Tomlinson-Brown Trust
  • Geofest 2010
  • Latest Project News
  • Geology of Bewdley
  • Malvern U3A geologists

Issue 26


Newsletter Issue 25: Autumn 2009

  • Aubrey Manning praises work of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark
  • Geopark Way launch
  • Regional Geodiversity Partnerships
  • More for your Membership
  • Geological Research in Herefordshire & Worcestershire
  • New Projects

Issue 25


Newsletter Issue 24: Spring 2009

  • Publication of Geodiversity Actions Plans
  • Volunteer for Champions Project
  • Awards for All funding
  • New permanent geological displays
  • Local Geological Sites
  • £1.5 million worth of funding

Issue 24


Newsletter Issue 23: Autumn 2008

  • Strategic Stone Study
  • Latest on Champions Project
  • Oliver’s Mound Project
  • National AONB Conference in Malvern
  • Geopark Way publication
  • Geology Trusts latest
  • Geological Records Centre updates

Issue 23


Newsletter Issue 22: Spring 2008

  • The Champions Project
  • Walks for Health
  • Regional Geodiversity Partnerships
  • L+ Kington and Hergest Trail Guide
  • Grow with Wyre
  • The Orleton Moraine

Issue 22


Newsletter Issue 21: Autumn 2007

  • Walking for Health on the Geopark Way
  • Guided walks along select ‘Explore’ Trails
  • Developing Geodiversity partnerships
  • Updates on the progress of the Local Geodiversity Action Plans
  • Update on the development of the Geopark Way

Issue 21


Newsletter Issue 20: Spring 2007

  • From the editor
  • Time to get out and about
  • Roadshow Volunteers
  • Worcestershire Baseline Data project
  • Noticeboard
  • The Woolhope Naturalists’ Field Club
  • Geodiversity Action Plans
  • Voices from the Past Pt 1
  • The Arrow Valley Project
  • Frome Valley Discovery Guide

Issue 20


Newsletter Issue 19a: Autumn 2006

  • Members’ and Supporters’ Fossil Forary Day at Whitman’s Hill
  • Volunteers needed
  • The Geopark Way Project
  • News from Tom Richards
  • Frome valley Discovery guide
  • Olchon Valley Trip
  • 10 year Anniversary Celebrations
  • Herefordshire Geodiversity Action Plan

Issue 19a


Newsletter Issue 19: Spring 2006

Bumper Edition celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Foundation
of the Earth Heritage Trust.

  • TEN YEARS IN THE MAKING…
  • Dinosaur on the Loose
  • President of the Trust
  • Rock & Fossil Roadshow Programme for 2006
  • Other Dates for Your Diary
  • The Treasurer Looks Back Over Ten Years
  • Whitman’s Hill Geodiversity Discovery Venture
  • Launch Event
  • Idle Chatter From The Chair
  • Geodiversity Action Plan Partnerships
  • What We Do
  • Abberley & Malvern Hills Geopark
    • Geopark Launches a New Community Liaison Initiative
    • Calling All Young People
    • European Geopark Week Programme, 27th May-4th of June 2006
  • Explore the Frome Valley
  • Broadway Village Building Stones Trail
  • Outline Hydrology of the Leominster Canal
  • Involving People in Geodiversity
  • Local Geodiversity Action Plan for Castlemorton Common
  • The Trust goes Filming
  • Earth Science Fun Days
  • Successful Completion of Trails Project
  • Research Group in the Malvern Hills
  • The Geology Trusts and the Association of UKRIGS Groups Joint Statement
  • Lifelong Learning in the Environment
  • Hereford Museum
  • Support the Trust — Buy our Wares
  • Geology Section of The Woolhope Naturalists’ Field Club — Programme
    up to June 2006

Issue 19


Newsletter Issue 18: Autumn 2005

  • Whitmans Hill Geodiversity Discovery Venture
  • Earth Science Fun Days in 2006
  • Biodiversity & Archaeology Leaflets
  • Abberley Village Churches Building Stones Trail
  • Wyre Forest Mining
  • The Leominster Canal
  • Teme Valley LGAP
  • Abberley & Malvern Hills Geopark:
    • A Challenge to Schools in Herefordshire and Worcestershire
    • Geopark Talks & Walks
    • A Geopark Discovery Guide is Published
  • Launch of the Abberley Hill Landscape & Geology Trail
  • New Rock & Fossil Roadshow Activities
  • Interpretation Panels along the Worcestershire Way
  • Idle Chatter from the Chair…
  • Lickey Hills Landscape & Geology Trail Guide
  • Geology Section of The Woolhope Naturalists’ Field Club – Programme 2005 & 2006

Issue 18


Newsletter Issue 17: January 2005

  • Major award from the Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Protecting Important Geological Sites in the Abberley Hills
  • International Geopark Week
  • LEADER+ project success
  • 19 Trail Guides now published.

Issue 17


Newsletter Issue 16: Spring 2004

  • Professor Aubrey Manning to be Geopark President
  • Launch of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark
  • Wye Gorge Trail
  • New RIGS added to the Trust’s Database
  • Writing Trail Guides
  • What is geodiversity and why is it important?
  • New workshops for volunteers
  • Rock and Fossil Roadshows

Issue 16


Newsletter Issue 14: December 2002

  • The GRC Expands
  • New Awards
  • Western Association Aggregates Levy Sustainability
  • Fund Awards
  • Herefordshire BAP
  • The Explore Landscape and Geology Trail Series
  • Open University Science Short Courses
  • Annual General Meeting

Issue 14


Newsletter Issue 13: June 2002

  • Change of Name
  • Heritage Lottery Fund Award
  • Earth Discovery Sites and Rock and Fossil Roadshows
  • The ‘Explore’ Series of Geological Trails
  • Biodiversity Links
  • Improved Exposure at Gullet Quarry
  • An Update on the Literature Database
  • Western Association DETR Project Completed
  • Director’s Report to the AGM on 7th February 2002
  • Sponsors

Issue 13


Newsletter Issue 12: December 2001

  • What’s New?
  • Local Heritage Intiative Project
  • Biodiversity Links
  • Fluvial Sites Project
  • Trails Update
  • New Projects and Associated Matters
  • Rock and Fossil Events
  • AGM

Issue 12


Newsletter Issue 11: June 2001

  • What’s New?
  • Five-Year Plan
  • Director’s Report
  • Health & Safety Handbook
  • Western Association Grant
  • Rockwatch Events

Issue 11


Newsletter Issue 10 December 2000

  • Recent Changes
  • AGM
  • Fluvial Sites Project
  • Trails Update
  • A Date For Your Diary
  • Malvern Hills SSSI
  • Discovering Worcestershire
  • Educational Centre for Geology and Landscape
  • Thank You

Issue 10


Newsletter Issue 9: June 2000

  • What’s new in the Group
  • Director’s Report
  • Literature Database
  • Geological and Landscape Trails
  • Website re-vamp
  • Funding
  • Mortimer Forest – SSSI Remedial work
  • In the next issue

Issue 09


Newsletter Issue 8: November 1999

  • Notice of AGM
  • The 2nd UK RIGS Conference
  • Area Volunteers
  • Geological and Landscape Trails
  • Conserving Sites

Issue 08


Newsletter Issue 7: July 1999

  • Rare temporary exposures in the Lias of Worcestershire
  • The 2nd UK RIGS Conference
  • Periodicals

Issue 07


Newsletter Issue 6: March 1999

  • AGM – Directors Report
  • Second UK RIGS Conference
  • Periodicals
  • “Trail Testers”
  • 1998 Conference Proceedings

Issue 06


Newsletter Issue 5: November 1998

  • Report of First UK RIGS Conference
  • Notice of AGM

Issue 05


Newsletter Issue 4: June 1998

  • First UK RIGS Conference information
  • SSSIs and RIGS
  • Website

Issue 04


Newsletter Issue 3: March 1998

  • AGM
  • Geomorphology at UCW
  • Geological Collections of Hereford Museum
  • Notice of First UK RIGS Conference
  • Funding, Update, Website

Issue 03


Newsletter Issue 2: December 1997

  • Notice of AGM
  • Global Positioning System
  • Working with GD2
  • Safety in Fieldwork
  • Proposal for Conference of English RIGS Groups
  • Current Focus and Next Issue

Issue 02


Newsletter Issue 1: May 1997

  • H&W RIGS – Background
  • Project Details
  • Site Information Suppliers
  • Objectives of the Group
  • Membership

Issue 01