The Friends’ Open Day 2017, which is open to all whether registered Friend or not, will explore the subject of the St Mary’s Church fossils.
Chris Thompson will talk on ‘The fossil carvings at St Mary’s, Wreay – a geological insight’. Chris obtained a BSc in Geology at Durham University before working in the oil industry and at Sellafield. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and Membership Secretary of the Cumberland Geological Society. His talk will encompass fossil folklore from the ancient Greeks to the 17th century, geology during the times of John and Sarah Losh, the fossil carvings at St Mary’s and the Losh legacy. Chris will be bringing fossil examples with him and holding a ‘fossil roadshow’ and so you are invited to bring in fossils for him to identify.
The Galloway Consort will be providing music. They are a group of musicians who share their love of 15th-17th century music which they play on appropriate renaissance instruments.
Saturday 16th September beginning at 12.30pm with lunch in Wreay Village Hall, followed by music and talk in St Mary’s Church and concluding with tea and AGM in the Village Hall.
Tickets £12.50 each (£15.00 on the door), including lunch & tea available from Bookcase, 17-19 Castle Street, Carlisle or the Friends, Wreay Syke Fold, Wreay, Carlisle CA4 0RL or phone 016974 73744 or 016974 73687 or complete the enquiry form on this site.