A very informative and enjoyable morning (despite the cold wind) with expert Andrew Mathieson exploring the geology of Troopers Hill. Looking across Bristol Andrew explained how the hills surrounding the City had been formed and how the rocks on Troopers Hill fitted into the geoplogical history of the area.
On the Hill we examined the sandstone with the fossil evidence of long gone forests and the traces of coal. In other areas mudstone is exposed. We also spoke about how the geology had impacted on the Hill's history.
Rob read the story of the accident in coal diggings on the Hill in 1913, this is taken from the Memories of Troopers Hill, Crews Hole, Conham & Hanham by Tom Fry (3MB). Andrew knew Tom when he worked at the museum.
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