Local geology and basement excavations

If you’re interested in learning more about the impact of basement excavations on groundwater – and it’s a hot topic in many parts of West Hampstead, then go along to St Stephen’s Church on the aptly named Pond Street in Hampstead on May 23rd.

Dr Michael de Freitas is Reader Emeritus in Engineering Geology at Imperial College, a former vice-president of the Geological Society and former chairman of its Engineering Group. He has also advised the Heath & Hampstead Society on how our local ground conditions can affect basement construction.

Doors open at 7pm, and the talk begins at 7.30pm. It’s not free I’m afraid. It’s £10 on the door; £8 in advance, £6 full-time students/unemployed. However, this does includes a glass of wine or soft drink – presumably water is free.

For advance bookings (tickets held at the door) please send a cheque for £8 payable to ‘Heath & Hampstead Society’ to: Vicki Harding, Heath & Hampstead Society, Garden Flat, 19 Frognal Lane, London NW3 7DB.