The next talk, on Monday, 27 June, is entitled The Kenningtons Mammoth. Our Speaker is Susan Yates who is Chairman of Thurrock Historical Society.
She was only a schoolgirl when, in July 1964, bones of a woolly mammoth were found by an amateur geologist, John Hesketh, in a field off Sandy Lane, Aveley, whilst Tunnel Cement were excavating their clay quarry.
It was a unique find, the only one in western Europe, an almost complete skeleton. It would have been about 12ft high, weighing 7 tons, and had 1½ curly tusks which grow to 15ft long, and would have lived in a cold climate.
Please do join us to learn more about this discovery. Visitors are very welcome; the entrance fee for non-members is £2.50. The Society meets in myplace in Harold Hill – for information about meeting times and how to find us, click here.
Image by Flying Puffin (Mammut Uploaded by FunkMonk) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.