Ashwell - the Geology of a Village in Hertfordshire

The Lychgate in the 1890s (above) and in 1947 (below)

Leader:  Mike Howgate

Meeting up at the lych-gate of St. Mary’s church Ashwell at 10.30 am.

Morning:  Visit to this  ‘ clunch’ church with its famous graffito of the Black Death and a devastating storm in the Middle Ages.  Followed by a walking tour of the village including the Chalk springs with their ‘Ice Age fauna’, a lock-up built of ‘clunch’ blocks and a Wichert/Cobb thatched wall.

There are three decent pubs for lunch.

Afternoon: The village museum ( donation) has an interesting geological collection.

Possibility of a walk to Ashwell Chalk pit or cars to Steeple Morden quarry.

Contact mehowgate@hotmail.com to book a place

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