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ENVIRONMENT

G e o l o g y f e s t i v a l i s s o l i d ro c k THE annual Mendip Rocks! festival blasted off in style with a launch in Wells which attracted visitors of all ages. The month-long celebration of the 450million-year geological history of the Mendip Hills featured walks, talks, hands-on tasks in places ranging from Cheddar Gorge to Whatley Quarry. The festival is a collaboration between the Mendip Hills AONB, the Mendip Society, Somerset Earth Science Centre and Somerset Wildlife Trust. The event is due to end on Saturday, October 28th with a day of inspiring geology talks called “Making the Mendips – A Blast from the Past” at Wells and Mendip Museum.

The launch in front of the Bishop’s Palace in Wells

Nick Durnan, a freelance conservator and stone carver, demonstrates his art The Mendip Society hosted a guided walk on the coal mines and railways of Radstock and Kilmersdon

Matilda, a Mendip AONB young ranger, sports a dinosaur tattoo

Jaeden was one of the youngsters who enjoyed a family event – knitting and felting fossils – at the Somerset Earth Science Centre

For details, visit: http://www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk/our-work/mendip-rocks/

MENDIP TIMES • NOVEMBER 2017 • PAGE 7

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Issue 6 - Volume 13 - Mendip Times  

Celebrating life on the Mendips and surrounding areas

Issue 6 - Volume 13 - Mendip Times  

Celebrating life on the Mendips and surrounding areas