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Volume 54

Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland Meetings

(Please contact leader in advance of field meetings, and check the Conch Soc website for updates)

Sat 27 March 2 p.m. in Dorothea Bate Room, Natural History Museum, London

Annual General Meeting

Presidential Address: Sebastian Payne
Australian Shells and the colonisation of Lord Howe Island

Saturday 10 April 10.30 am

Yorkshire Conchological Society
1 km recording in TA15 and TA16

Contact David Lindley tel 0113 2697047 or
Meet in coastal car park in Fraisthorpe TA169627.

Sunday 9 May

Yorkshire Conch Soc
Topcliffe for A1 corridor

Meet 10.30 in small car park on west side of the old bridge in Topcliffe, SD 397759
Contact David Lindley (as above)

Saturday-Monday 22-24 May

North Wales Limestone Pavements

Leader: Adrian Norris 0113 274 5244
Survey of pavements on Great Orme SH7572583950 and on Bryn Pydew SH 8175779817.
Meet on Gt Orme Saturday near SH766842 at 11 am. Pay the toll fee (£2.50) for Marine Drive and park in informal park up a small track just past the Rest And Be Thankful café.

Saturday 12 June

Flitwick Moor and FollyWood,
Flitwick, Bedfordshire

Joint meeting with Flitvale local Wildlife Trust Group
Leader: Peter Topley 0118 935 1413
Meet 10.30 at car park at end of small track at Folly Farm TL046354. Bring Wellingtons and packed lunch. Details at

Saturday 26 June

River Wey, Northern Branch, Froyle, Hampshire
Freshwater Meeting

Leader: June Chatfield 0142082214
Meet 10.30 at service road by Hen and Chickens Pub on A31, SU756421. Bring packed lunch. A Southwestern train departs London Waterloo at 8.23, arriving at Alton at 9.38; and bus 65 for the Hen and Chickens leaves Alton Station at 10.00.

Saturday 3 July

Brockadale, Southwest Yorkshire
Joint meeting with Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union

Leader Joyce Simmons 01977 620725
Meet in Brockadale YWT nature reserve car park SE513174 at 10.30 The car park is 400 yds down Leys Lane half a mile NW of Little Smeaton on the minor road towards Darrington. Limestone crags.

Saturday 4 September

Yorkshire Conch Soc.
Settrington area VC62

Contact: David Lindley 0113 2697047
Meet 10.30 in village centre SE834703 for 1Km recording.

Wednesday - Saturday 8-11 September

Isles of Scilly Marine Meeting
Joint meeting with Porcupine Marine NH Society

£35 charge for lab facilities and boat transport. Book accommodation early.
Coordination and contact: Angie Gall, Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, 01872 240777 ext 243.

Saturday 2 October

Yorkshire Conch Soc
Upper Nidderdale VC64

Contact David Lindley 0113 2697047
Meet 10.30 car park Pately Bridge, S side of river SE157654

Saturday 2 October 11 a.m. in Dorothea Bate room, Natural History Museum, London.

Members’ exhibits and demonstrations

2 p.m. Lecture

Robert Cameron: Thoughts on an extraordinary snail

Saturday -Sunday 23-24 October

South Devon search for Malacolimax tenellus

Leader Keith Alexander Tel: 01392413092

Saturday 30 October

Wyre Forest Search for Malacolimax tenellus

Leader: Rosemary Winnall Tel 01299266489.

Saturday 6 November

Indoor Regional Meeting in Cambridge

Saturday 27 November

Annual Identification Workshop in Woking

Bookings to Judith Nelson 01483 761210

Saturday 11 December 2 p.m. in the Dorothea Bate room, Natural History Museum, London

Guest lecture to be announced