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The Building Stones of Sheffield

Date Thursday 16th May 2019
Time 14:00 until 16:00
Meet At 'Women of Steel' statue near City Hall
City Hall, Barkers Pool, Sheffield City Centre
S1 2JA
Organised By SAGT - Sheffield Area Geology Trust
Bus Route 1, 1a, 6, 7a, 30, 30a, 51, 52, 52a, 76, 81, 82, 83, 83a, 83b, 86, 88, 95, 97, 98, 120, X30, Supertram
Description A free guided geology walk about 1 km through Sheffield City Centre looking and talking about the rocks used in the construction and decoration of buildings and pavements. The rocks range in age from very ancient geological times, while others are more recent, they formed in different ways and vary in properties and appearances. Why were they chosen and what can they tell us about earth history? We will attempt to answer these questions as we consider the richness of our geological heritage. There is no need to book. No previous knowledge is necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact John Cripps
Phone No. 0114 258 8932
Email J.C.Cripps [at] sheffield.ac.uk
Website http://www.sagt.org.uk
Type of Event Guided Walk
Primary Focus General Interest
Wheelchair/Pushchair Accessible Yes
Suitable for Families Yes