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Fossils back home in Ilminster
7:46am Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
A COLLECTION of important fossil specimens are coming back to their home town of Ilminster TODAY (Friday, August 23) for an outreach open day - thanks to a partnership between Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution and the University of Bristol.
The project has been led by James Fleming, a fourth-year undergraduate in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol.
The JESBI - Jurassic Ecosystem of Strawberry Bank Ilminster - project is opening a one day exhibit today from 10.30am to 5pm in the Minster Rooms, Ilminster, to showcase the beautiful fossils found in the area.
Members of the project will also be giving talks throughout the day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
The reptile, fish, cephalopod and insect fossils were found by Charles Moore, an Ilminster born geologist, in the 1840s.
The JESBI project are hoping to follow up this open day with talks for local societies in the future in order to keep them in touch with the research undertaken by the group.
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