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Ted Wright

Dr E V Wright MA, MBE, died in May 2001, aged 85. Ted was an honorary member of the Society and had also been awarded an honorary Doctorate by Hull University. Ted, and his brother Willy, had an interest in geology from an early age. They were encouraged in their hobby by Tom Sheppard the curator of Hull Museums. They published their first joint geology article in 1933 about the Holocene deposits of North Ferriby. Their main local geological interest was in the chalk of the Yorkshire Wolds and they published an article listing all the Chalk Pits in the area and their fossils in 1942 in the Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. This work has continued to inspire members of the Hull Geological Society to continue the research into the Yorkshire Chalk.

Ted was probably better known as a marine archaeologist and the finder of the Ferriby Boats. But he always kept in touch with the Society and contributed to our journal Humberside Geologist. We had received another article from him just before he died, about his fossil collecting in Germany during the War. A memorial service was held at Amberley Church, near Stroud in Gloucestershire.

Short Bibliography

E V & C W Wright 1999 Reminiscences of some early collecting in East Yorkshire

E V Wright 1999 Speeton Clay Dinosaurs

E V Wright  2008 Geological rambles of a Tank Officer in World War 2

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