Since our last Report appeared we have, for the first time in the history of the Society, suffered a serious loss in our ranks, and no fewer than three of our most prominent and hard-working members have died ; our pages have not on any previous occasion had to record such an event.

 G W Lamplugh

George William Lamplugh, James Fraser Robinson and Frank Fielder Walton have each been interested in our Society since it started in 1888, and both Messrs. Robinson and Walton have rarely missed a meeting, and the last-named a field excursion, and Mr. Lamplugh has been with us as often as his duties in London permitted. To each one we were regularly indebted for addresses or papers, and for contributions to our Transactions.

Mr. Lamplugh, as a Past-President of the Geological Society of London, and of the Yorkshire Geological Society, of this Society and other similar institutions, and, as Assistant Director of H.M. Geological Survey, had a world-wide reputation as a sound field geologist, with a good practical knowledge of geology generally. He had travelled much abroad, and in recent years was largely responsible for many of the Survey publications.

 Dr F F Walton

Dr. Walton was President of our Society for the first few years of its existence, and inherited the collector's instinct from his father, who was more interested in antiquities, etc. One of his earliest papers was in connection with the Hessle Gravels, from which he obtained a collection of mammalian remains. He was also interested in the local Glacial deposits, but in his later years paid particular attention to the Lias and Chalk and their fossil fauna. He collected assiduously and carefully, and his notebooks contain many details of zonal measurements in the different quarries. Most of his collections will shortly be available to students, as they have been secured for the Hull Museum.

 J F Robinson

 Mr. Robinson was a Past-President of the Society, the author of "The Flora of the East Riding of Yorkshire," and was principally a botanist, but took a keen general interest in geology, and as a teacher of that science had much influence over young people, and was the means of many of them taking up geology as a hobby. The present writer, many years ago, had the advantage of attending his classes, and hundreds of Hull students have passed their examinations with his aid.

Mr. Robinson was of great assistance to the East Riding Boulder Committee when it made an inventory of the various erratic blocks of the district many years ago.

 More detailed notices of these members have appeared in The Naturalist, that of Dr. Walton in July, 1925 ; of Mr. Lamplugh in November, 1926, and Mr. Robinson in April, 1927, and we are indebted to that journal for the loan of the portraits.--T.S.


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