The demise of ‘The Memoir’ as the standard description of British 1:50 000 geological maps has been viewed by many, including me, with nostalgic regret but with an acceptance of the inevitable. It is many years since the memoir could aspire to be a comprehensive record of field observations and interpretation. The Survey archives have always held unpublished supplementary data. In recent decades, the range of technology both for collecting and storing these data have meant that any hard-copy memoir is incomplete. The memoir has always been too detailed a buy for the geological tourist, but it was no longer...

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