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October 2021

In the Footsteps of William Smith

October 9
Monkton Combe, Village Hall
Monkton Combe, Somerset BA2 7HB

Portrait of William Smith aged 68 (courtesy of The Geological Society)   William Smith came up with many of his ideas while working as surveyor on the Somerset Coal Canal from 1793 to 99, including the idea for making the world's first geological map.   We shall more or less follow the course of his old canal from Combe Hay to Monkton Combe, and visit several places associated with him.   Following a canal is not compatible with a circular…

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