Sidmouth Museum rocks!

PUBLISHED: 12:36 23 August 2011

Roger LeVoir a volunteer at Sidmouth museum with Ben Farmer and dad Nigel with a small Ammonite that they found. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 9300-33-11TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Roger LeVoir a volunteer at Sidmouth museum with Ben Farmer and dad Nigel with a small Ammonite that they found. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 9300-33-11TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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THERE were a load of old fossils at Sidmouth Museum last Wednesday – for the annual Red Rocks Jamboree day.

The event celebrates Devon’s geological heritage and many visited the museum clutching their special finds dating back millions of years.

Mike Gough from Sidford produced a barite crystal he found at Sidmouth cliffs, while Ben Farmer and his dad Nigel showed museum volunteer Roger LeVoir a small, but perfectly formed, ammonite they have found.

There were walks, talks and geological displays on offer at the museum in Church Street, and experts were on hand to answer questions.

Young Amelie Tongue, four, discovered two belemnite fossils during her visit to the museum.

“We had a very successful day,” said museum spokeswoman Hilary Briers.

“The only problem we had, was having to move the sand tray with fossils indoors because of the rain.”


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