Appley Bridge. Observed fall in UK, 1914
The Appley Bridge meteorite is a meteorite that hit ground at Halliwell Farm in Appley Bridge, Lancashire, England at around 8:45 PM on Tuesday, 13 October 1914.
After local residents saw a bolide, the meteorite was subsequently found in a farmer’s field in the village the following day. It was 46cm below the surface of the field, with the appearance of burnt iron, and weighed almost 15 kg.
An article in Scientific News (No. 2588, 30 October 1914) stated “a small fragment which had been detached from the larger mass was put on view in a shop-window at Appley Bridge.”
A collection of letters, memoranda, and news-cuttings pertaining to the meteorite is held by the Natural History Museum Archives in London. It is classified as an LL6 chondrite.
Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.
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