Strata/Life: The Rocks & Fossils of Coney Street

Friday 24th June 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm 29-31 Coney Street
Pebble Mosaic is in Museum Gardens, York


Coney Street is a stony street, with its buildings containing a huge variety of rocks, minerals and fossils. From Jurassic oysters to Carboniferous rivers, and from Cumbrian volcanoes to South African ocean crust, the shopfront strata have some amazing stories to tell. Join Earth scientist Fossiliam (Dr Liam Herringshaw) for a 90-minute meander through more than 2 billion years of Earth history, and help us build up a deep-time timeline of Coney Street.



1. Start: Streetlife Hub, Coney Street

2. Stop: Natwest Bank

– the River Bank: Ey up! Let’s weigh up the way-up!

3. Stop: Mappin & Webb

– York’s Oldest Building

4. Stop: TK Maxx

– Cornish Granite: a chip off the old block

5. Stop: Virgin Money/Sports Direct

– Bodies & Traces: Coney Street Fossil-hunting

6. Stop: St Helen’s Square

– The Rock Cycle In A Paving Stone

7. Stop: Martin le Grand church

– Magnificent, magnesian: the building of York

8. Stop: Monsoon & Next

– Bronte Saw Us: Was a sauropod bigger than a department store?

9. Finish: Streetlife Hub, Coney Street

10. Post-walk activity: build a 4.54 billion year geological history of Coney Street using information gathered on the walk.

Fossiliam (Dr Liam Herringshaw)

Booking information

This event is hosted in partnership with York Festival of Ideas. Please follow the link below to book.


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