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Stories and Stones: Crime and Punishment Walk

June 26, 20162:00 pmMay 25, 2016 4:06 pm

26/06/2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - To book see form at the bottom of the page While taking a leisurely walk around this fine Herefordshire market town and taking in its buildings and sights; Hear about Elizabeth, Maid of Leominster and the sad tale of Eadgifu (Edith) and Sven See the famous ducking stool and hear the story of the stolen chalice [...]

Hidden History of Malvern College

February 15, 20174:46 pmFebruary 15, 2017 4:47 pm

Article by James Ferguson, a volunteer. After Great Malvern Priory, three of the most important stone buildings in Malvern are to be found in Malvern College: The first, the Main Building, is the work of the architect, Charles Hansom, in 1862; the second is the Chapel, by Arthur Blomfield in 1896; and the third, the […]

X-rays and Rainy Days

February 15, 20174:38 pm

One of our big challenges on the Building Stones project is directly tracing a stone in a building to a quarry. Detailed fieldwork can be really effective for working out the range of rock types used and to give some idea of the areas these may have come from but, in general, for our project, […]

Where there’s a Wills there’s a Way

February 15, 20174:15 pmFebruary 15, 2017 4:20 pm

A brief biography of Professor L. J. Wills by John Gerner, a volunteer. Studying O level geology and inspired by David Thompson, later my PGCE tutor at Keele, I was fascinated by Professor Leonard J Wills’ Palaeogeography. Living close to Hill Top in Bromsgrove I was aware of Wills’ work there. Retirement and the Building […]

Eye spy an Earthcache

August 18, 20163:12 pmFebruary 15, 2017 3:58 pm

Earthcache is the perfect activity to enjoy the great outdoors, see some interesting geology, and test your knowledge. Why not have a go this summer… Go to www.earthcache.org Written by Dave Stadley, a Building Stones Volunteer.   A couple of years ago, we reported on the publication of our first Earthcache, a variety of Geocache. […]

Blackhouse Wood Geology Walk

July 17, 201610:00 amJuly 11, 2016 8:57 am

17/07/2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Learn about a lost quarrying industry, examine the remains of tropical seas and see the effects of an ancient continental collision on the landscape around Blackhouse Wood. In partnership with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. £6 per adult. Booking essential on 01905 754919 or [email protected]

Geographical Area

May 26, 20168:19 amMay 26, 2016 1:32 pm

Rock Types

May 25, 201611:10 amMay 25, 2016 12:20 pm

Geological Ages

May 24, 20164:45 pmMay 25, 2016 12:24 pm

Building Stones Colloquium

November 18, 201610:00 amOctober 24, 2016 11:43 am

18/11/2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Summary A day of illuminating and enlightening talks and workshops to present and celebrate the achievements of the A Thousand Years of Building with Stone project. This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations making places available, then please contact us via [...]