Sedgwick biography book launch

Gritstone member Colin Speakmans’s highly regarded auto-biography of the Yorkshire Geologist and Dalesman, Adam Sedwick, has just been re-released in a joint publication between Gritstone Co-operative and the Yorkshire Geological Society.

At the book launch, held at the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, and co-hosted by both the Yorkshire Geological Society (Andy Howard, President) and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (Ian McPherson Deputy Chair.

In the welcome speech Ian McPherson said:  “This book is a jewel.  It’s a something rare for a book about geology – a great read,  a real page turner.”

There was also a talk by Dr Nigel Woodcock of Cambridge University about how Sedgwick was inspired by the geology and landscape on his walk to school, and how his observations and interpretations of the local geology have stood the test of time, followed by a Geological Trail walk lead by Dr John Knight  of the Yorkshire Geological Society.