Mining history of Bristol and Bath

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Join Wessex and Terrafirma Geologist Tim Longden for a 20 minute lunch break to hear more about the mining legacy of Bristol and Bath.

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In this interactive 20 minute session, you will learn about the coal and non-coal mining legacy of Bristol and Bath. Using statistics and case studies, Tim will explain how these hazards pose risks to property and land, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions during a 10 minute Q&A.

We look forward to seeing you on the 26th of May, however if you can’t make it, please register to receive a recording.

Did you know that…

• Within 10 miles of Bristol city centre there are nearly 2,000 recorded coal mine entries. This equates to approximately 5,000 properties within, or within 20 metres of a mine entry (based upon national averages).

• Within 10 miles of Bristol city centre, there are nearly 1000 recorded non-coal mines/quarries.

• Within 5 miles of Bath city centre, there are nearly 300 recorded non-coal mines/quarries.

• The Combe Down Stone mines covered a total area of over 20 Hectares beneath the surface and required over 600,000 cubic metres of foamed concrete to stabilise.

Credit: Coal Authority, British Geological Survey and "Stabilisation of Combe Down stone mines, Somerset, UK” by David Adamson and Alan Francis, 2012.

Join us to learn more. You do not have to be partnered with Terrafirma or Wessex Searches to join this free educational talk, everyone is welcome.

About Wessex Searches:

Everything you need, when you need it... Wessex Searches is about more than just water, we offer a full searches service online. Wessex Searches hub enables you to request and receive your searches in one place simply and quickly. From the essential water and drainage searches through to chancel checks and flood reports, all the information you need is just a few clicks away. You will find our pricing competitive plus you can benefit from generous discounts when you order extra searches alongside a drainage and water search. Whether your firm is big or small, you will benefit from a dedicated account manager from the outset. We will provide you with industry information, offer search advice and will personally check your searches.

About Terrafirma:

Terrafirma is a leading provider of ground risk assessment for property and land transactions, delivering over 10,000 reports monthly to the conveyancing sector. We are passionate about improving the understanding of the ground, and the complex ways it interacts with the built environment. Our geologists, soil scientists and mining engineers clearly communicate ground risks through our pioneering reports, expert advice and innovative ground risk models. Terrafirma help organisations access accurate and understandable information on ground hazards, so they can make informed decisions, without needing to be ground risk specialists themselves.

About the presenter:

Tim joined Terrafirma while completing his Master’s degree in Geology at the University of Bristol. As Product Owner, Tim is responsible for the content, delivery and development of Terrafirma’s reports. Tim has also had experience working as an Account Manager, forming strong client relationships while also continuing to raise awareness surrounding both natural and man-made ground hazards to help change the way we perceive and act upon environmental and ground risks.

Tim pursues an ambition to further develop his geological and industry knowledge while working towards Chartership.

Image: Limestone quarry, Somerset.

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Terrafirma is a leading provider of ground risk assessment for property and land transactions, delivering over 10,000 reports monthly to the conveyancing sector. We are passionate about improving the understanding of the ground, and the complex ways it interacts with the built environment. Our geologists, soil scientists and mining engineers clearly communicate ground risks through our pioneering reports, expert advice and innovative ground risk models. Terrafirma help organisations access accurate and understandable information on ground hazards, so they can make informed decisions, without needing to be ground risk specialists themselves.

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