Geological Society award for heritage centre

CHARMOUTH Heritage Coast Centre is pleased to announce it is this year’s recipient of The Geological Society’s R.H. Worth Award for achievements in outreach, public engagement and education.

A spokesperson for the centre said: “We are very pleased to have won this award and our thanks go to Professor Jim Rose for the nomination. Senior warden Phil Davidson will be off to the Geological Society in June to collect the award.”

The award acknowledges the achievement in fulfilling the objectives set out in the constitution of the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Charity, which are to advance the education of the public in the geology, palaeontology, geomorphology and natural history of the coast and adjacent areas at Charmouth, and to maintain the centre at Charmouth for education and information to encourage management of coast and adjacent area.

The centre is free to enter and welcomed more than 150,000 visitors in 2018, including about 4,000 school children.

The centre houses some incredible fossils from local collectors, including the Attenborough Sea Dragon which will remain on display in 2019.

There are also fossils on display from aspiring palaeontologists, including a fossil fish found by five-year-old Helena Ashby and a mammoth’s tooth found by eight-year-old Sebastian Webb on one of the centre’s regular fossil walks.

If you would like to find out more about the centre or join a guided walk, visit the website www.charmouth.org/chcc/

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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