Dorset Geology

I have taken an interest in the geology of Dorset. We have a long history of ceramics in the area. Verwood is home to one of the oldest Roman pottery sites, and there was a working pottery there until fairly recently. There were also potteries dotted around Sandford (Wareham), Purbecks, and of course Poole (Poole Pottery being the most well know of recent years, sadly now closed and working from a factory in Denby). The reason for all this activity is down to the lay of the land, and the rich clay deposits of the area. 
Clay on Brownsea

Clay on Brownsea

October 2019 Look at that clay deposit. I grabbed a small handful of each of these layers. I’m curious to find out […]