Millions of years of geopark history on display
A TWO-DAY half-term event in Torquay's Union Square was held to introduce the public to the exciting geology of Torbay.
As well as children's activities, there were displays of curious rocks from around the Bay, revealing evidence of strange sea creatures and plants from millions of years ago.
Part of the event included a short geology tour to reveal evidence of corals locked up for millions of years in our English Riviera Geopark rocks. Colin Vosper, a trustee of Torquay Museum, said: "I went on the first tour and was amazed at the sights which were there for all to see in Market Street, only a short walk from Union Square.
"With Chris Proctor leading the tour, a whole new world of long ago was explained with the rocks revealing their tales of tropical lagoons, storms creating shattered corals, curiously shaped sponges and other fossils of sea creatures from millions of years ago."
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Torquay Museum and its staff are busy on a Future Museums' Project, bringing together the work of the three accredited museums in the Bay: Torquay Museum, Torre Abbey Museum and Brixham Heritage Museum.
The outreach programme in Union Square was to promote the role of Torquay Museum as part of the three museums' partnership as the Geopark Gateway into the world of the English Riviera Geopark.