Humberside Geologist no.16

Lynden Emery remembered.

Lynden Emery was born on 2nd January 1940 in Southport, and died on Sunday 27th January 2008 in Castle Cary, Somerset. He was suffering from a brain tumour, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease.

Lynden came to Hull to study Biology and Zoology at the University. He met his wife Ann at the start of his second year at University; they married in 1962. After graduating Lynden went on to train as a teacher. He taught Biology at Hull Grammar School for two years, starting in 1962, and then became Head of Biology at Kingston High School. Following a reorganisation of education in Hull he became a Professional Tutor at Wilberforce 6th Form College from 1988 until his early retirement in 1992. For a couple of years he taught University Foundation Award classes in Geology for the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Hull and the Workers' Education Association.

In 1979 he wrote a 448-page thesis about the ecology of the fossils of the Speeton Clay under the supervision of Professor John Neale, and received a MSc from the University of Hull. He donated his carefully curated collection of Speeton Clay fossils to Hull Museums.

At various times Lynden was President of the Hull Geological Society twice, editor of East Yorkshire Field Studies, a Council member of the Yorkshire Geological Society, local secretary of the Institute of Biology and an active member of the University of Hull Convocation.

He was also interested in railways - both model ones and full size. He built several models of narrow gauge railways and helped on the Ffestiniog preserved steam railway in Wales for over 50 years. He was a member of the Scalefour Society and edited their newsletter for four years. He was a regular attendee of the weekly club meetings of the Hull Miniature Railway Society and a contributor to their annual exhibitions.

He and his wife Ann moved from Cottingham to Castle Cary in 2002 to be closer to their two daughters and their families.


Catalogue of Lynden's collection in Hull Museum

Bibliography -

Emery L H 1974. Field Excursion to Speeton Cliffs on 22nd June 1974. Humberside Geologist 1 (9-12 not numbered.)

Emery L H 1978. A study of the palaeoecology of the benthic rnacrofauna of the Speeton Clays with particular reference to the gastropod and bivalve molluscs. Unpub. M.Sc. thesis, University of Hull. 448pp.

Emery L H 1980. Editorial. Humberside Geologist 3, 1.

Emery L H 1986. Editorial. Humberside Geologist 5, 2.

Emery L H , M Horne  &  F Whitham 1986. In Memoriam - Kenneth Fenton B.Sc. 1924 - 1985. Humberside Geologist 5, 3.

Emery L H 1988. Rosedale Mines, Railway and Industrial Archaeology. Humberside Geologist 6, 15-17.

Horne M & Emery L H 1988. Editorial. Humberside Geologist 6, 2.

Whitham F & L H Emery 1988. Did they fall or were they pushed? Humberside Geologist 6, 26-27.

Emery L & A, M May , S Rogers &  M Horne 1991. Centenary Scrapbook. .Humberside Geologist 8, 12-15 + 40.

Emery L 1991. Fossils. pp 25-33 of B Lewis  [ed.] 1991. The Yorkshire Coast. Normandy Press.

Horne M , L Emery & F Whitham 1991. The stratigraphy of the Chalk at Thixendale. Humberside Geologist 8, 33-34.

Emery L, M Horne, S Mitchell & F Whitham 1995. The geology of the Market Weighton By-pass. Humberside Geologist 11, 25-33.

Emery L, D Hill, M Horne & N Whittington 2000. Editorial. Humberside Geologist 13, 2

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