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140826 - Appley Bridge meteorite talk & book launch 13th Oct

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:08 pm
by msg-meteorites
There is a new book being published soon on the Appley Bridge meteorite. It has been written by Russell Parry who is an Appley Bridge local with the foreword written by Dr. David Gelsthorpe of the Manchester Museum.

This is the fascinating story of the fall and find of the Appley Bridge meteorite in 1914 as told through newspaper reports and archive documents of the time. It tells the story of the confusion with enemy Zeppelins, the confiscation of the meteorite by the police and its subsequent release for analysis.
The book includes previously unseen photographs of the meteorite and images provided by various organisations around the World. The current locations of samples of the meteorite are also listed together with articles and publications on the meteorite

Comment from the Natural History Museum after reading a proof copy:

Very good - easy to read', 'very informative', lovely design and style

More details of the book can be seen here: ... 8508308197?

Russell is giving a talk at the local Museum of Wigan life at 19:00hrs on 13th October 2014. The talk is free to attend and will mark the 100th anniversary of the fall. The book will also be launched then with copies available on the night. Details of the museum are below:

BIMS members will also be in attendance on the night putting on a small display of meteorites for visitors to see and hold.