Appley Bridge (LL6)

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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 18 inches (460 mm) below the surface of the field, with the appearance of burnt iron, and weighed almost 33 pounds (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 book on this meteorite fall was published a few years ago.

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