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Smith, Noble and the Hackness connection

By John Powell and Jennifer Powell


At the recent opening of a new building dedicated to the ‘Father of English Geology’ on 25 June 2009 at Keyworth, the great man’s presence was made palpable by a number of exhibits – among which is a marble bust of William Smith by notable Victorian sculptor Matthew Noble. Here lies a fascinating link between Smith, the sculptor Noble, Sir John Johnstone and the village of Hackness, near Scarborough

Publisher: Geological Society of London
Year: 2010
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