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Barwell meteorite monument...your vote is needed.

Postby Barwellian » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:53 pm

Just seen this...please vote if you are able...The latest information is that the Parish council will erect a monument near the centre of the Barwell meteorite strewnfield to attach the plaque to if they get approval....so the more votes the better.

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Publi ... story.html

http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisur ... que-winner

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Postby brasky12 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:30 am

Done :)
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Postby Mikesimms » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:26 pm

'Vote early, vote often' as they say over here...
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Postby Barwellian » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:41 pm

Thanks guys...spread the word please.

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Postby Jörmungandr » Sun May 01, 2016 4:38 pm

Voted..
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Postby David Entwistle » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:22 pm

The Hinkley Times are reporting an event to mark the unveiling of the new green plaque.

A chunk of the famous Barwell meteorite will find its way back to the village to mark its fall from the skies on Christmas Eve 1965.

The space rock, which belongs to London’s Natural History Museum and is on loan to the National Space Centre in Leicester, will be on show from noon tomorrow (Dec 8) when a Leicestershire County Council green plaque commemorating the skyfall will be unveiled.

Hosted by Barwell Constitutional Club on Chapel Street, the ceremony will be held at the junction with Dawsons Lane, close to the site of the impact 51 years ago.
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Postby David Entwistle » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:05 pm

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Image from BBC

Videos of the event are here and here.

Report from The University of Leicester

The late Dr Jack Meadows led a search party for fragments of one of the biggest meteorites to hit the UK, which made impact on Christmas Eve, 1965
Plaque to mark Barwell Christmas Eve meteorite unveiled

Jack, pictured third from right, as part of the search party for the Barwell meteorite of 1965.

A green plaque marking the surprise arrival of a large meteorite in the village of Barwell on Christmas Eve in 1965 has been unveiled at the junction of Chapel Street and Dawson's Lane - close to the site of the meteorite fall.

On that day, more than 100lb of space rock fell to Earth, landing in the small village. The pieces found scattered across houses and streets on Christmas Day sparked a frenzied meteorite hunt. The fragments are still being studied by the Natural History Museum and are also highly sought after by collectors.


Report from the Leicester Mercury.

A green plaque marking the surprise arrival of a large meteorite in Barwell on Christmas Eve in 1965 has been unveiled.

On that day, more than 100lb of space rock fell to Earth, landing in the small village.

The large meteorite piece, thought to be 4.5 billion years old – possibly older than the Earth itself – rained down in fragments, hitting cars, factories and homes.


Advance notice from Leicestershire County Council.


A Christmas delivery no-one expected as a meteorite broke up over the village of Barwell in 1965.

It remains one of the largest meteorite falls recorded in Britain, and Leicestershire County Council has unveiled a green plaque to mark its surprise arrival from the skies 51 years ago.

A chunk of the meteorite, believed to be around 4.5 billion years old, will also be on display, courtesy of the Natural History Museum.
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