In my previous post I showed evidence, gained from maps and aerial photos since 1878 of the gradual destruction of Wickmaryholm Pit on the south coast of Lydd Ranges. To discover what happened at the beginning of the story you have to burrow into the sediments of this pit. They tell the story of what happened in its early years. The layers of peat in these pits contain pollen, higher plant remains and diatoms, that identify the vegetation that used to grow in and around the pit, describe the environment throughout its history, and can be used to date the development of the pit.
It appears that Wickmaryholm pit was probably formed sometime between Read the rest of this entry »