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Stories in the stones




Took a walk at Torquay seafront today and was fascinated (as I always am) at the 1928 construction of the sea defence wall. The locally quarried sandstone, or red breccia (sedimentary) conglomerate, dates back to the Permian period, and each cut stone in the wall tells it's own story of geological history.



I'm no geologist by any stretch but, if anyone is interested in such things, there's a bite sized post about the local stone which has shaped the built environment in my part of the world on my Frihosted wordpress blog here: http://watersoul.frihost.net/stuff/?p=72 More pics from my walk today, plus links to further research.

If you have any interesting story about your own local geology I'd love to hear it, just click 'reply' below. I especially love how building materials often reflect the local geology through the resources available.

I'm posting this here not with the intent of egotistically promoting my blog but as something I find interesting and worth sharing, like an excited child. I am not attempting to get cheap points either as everything posted on this Frihost members blog is always in quotes if it has been cut n pasted. As I always say...I've got too much to say sometimes Wink



1 blog comments below

Nice stones, watersoul. Your extended blog entry is very interesting with the added detail and pictures.
standready on Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:11 pm



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