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Britain's Forgotten Meteorite?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:19 pm
by Kieron
In October 1957 newspapers around the world carried reports of a meteorite fall in Sunbury-on-Thames, on the outskirts of London. Quickly dismissed as a hoax, the story was largely forgotten until the recent discovery of a press agency photograph of the object on an online auction site. Subsequent research has revealed a fascinating story involving a three-year-old girl, the Metropolitan Police, three miniature poodles and the Keeper of Mineralogy at the Natural History Museum. To learn more about the Sunbury meteorite, please visit:

Re: Britain's Forgotten Meteorite?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:52 pm
by MeteoritesEire
interesting story Kieron

your article mentions 2 photographs of the object at figures 3 and 7 but it's actually 4 and 7 ;-)

that impact pit just doesn't look right at all does it.
would like to get a closer look at that Middlesex Chronicle newspaper.

One interesting tidbit for me personally is the falldate, Nov 6th my meteorite has ever fallen on that day (that we know of)