Gloucestershire Geology Trust


Carrie Horwood of Cat's Eye Carving handed over a cheque for £1090 to GGT Vice Chairman, Pete Lawrance. The money was raised following the auction of carvings at the end of the Stonecarving Festival (organised by Carrie) at Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester. The carvings were created over two and a half days by stonemasons from all over the country.

To read more about the festival, visit the Cat's Eye Carving website at


Carrie handing the cheque over to Pete at
the Cat's Eye Carving workshop, based
at Taurus Crafts in Lydney




Geowardens John Moseley, Liz Moseley & Nigel Stokes at the newly-installed gate to Huntley Geological Reserve


A new gate has recently been installed at the reserve in Huntley. Designed to allow people of restricted mobility to view the reserve, the gate was funded by The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust Co.

Anyone wishing to have the gate unlocked should contact the Trust on 01452 864438 or email





13th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 13th Gloucestershire Geology Trust AGM will be held on
Wednesday 6th March at 7.00pm
at GGT Offices, Tithe Barn Centre, Brockworth GL3 4QU

All members are welcome to attend, but please do let us know if you intend to come.


We are very keen to recruit some new Trustees to the Board.
If you think you could spare a little time to help GGT progress and develop, please do get in touch with us

Minutes of the 2011 AGM can be downloaded HERE.



Merlin Energy Resources Fund Conservation and Education Project

Merlin Energy Resources Ltd

Merlin Energy Resources Ltd have kindly made a significant contribution to GGT in order for us to carry out conservation work on a series of important geodiversity sits across the county. Once conservation work has been carried out, we will then produce a set of Key Stage 2 educational resources for each site, which can be downloaded directly from the website.

Once Merlin and ourselves have decided on which sites are to be conserved, we will be looking for volunteers for conservation days to carry out the work. We will email members and post requests for volunteers on this page
- so keep checking for more details




To help raise funds for Gloucestershire Geology Trust go to
By registering Gloucestershire Geology Trust as your chosen cause,
and using the links from the easyfundraising web site,
you can shop online and raise donations to the
Trust from the retailers you shop with.


A New Addition to Gloucester Cathedral

A new piece of artwork to mark the southern endpoint of The Geopark Way was unveiled outside the
South Porch of Gloucester Cathedral. This consists of a slab of Devonian sandstone carved with a depiction of a
trilobite and engraved with "The Geopark Way" and "Gloucestershire Geology Trust".


The stone, from the Brownstones Formation,was donated by Wilderness Quarry and carved by one of the
Gloucester Cathedral masons, Sebastien David. It was officially unveiled by the Dean of Gloucester Cathedral,
Rev. Nick Bury on Saturday 17th July, 2010.

The inclusion of this sculpture in the actual fabric of the Cathedral is very significant; it means that the Trust and
The Geopark Way have actually added a new piece of heritage to the Cathedral, one of the most significant pieces of heritage
in the whole of Gloucestershire. Our sincere thanks go out to all those who made this possible, including the Cathedral officals
and staff, the stone masons and everybody who has contributed to The Geopark Way project.

(Above: GGT Chairman, Mark Campbell and Rev. Nick Bury, Dean of Gloucester Cathedral, with the Geopark Way Sculpture)

The stone was carved by Sebastien David: see





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