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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 29th July, 2015)

Boulder in St Wilf's, Standish


Boulder in St Wilf's, Standish
Inscription: This stone was found in the new portion 11 feet deep by J. T. Cottle, Parish Clerk, on Sept 14th 1895

Photo: Brian  (iPhone 6)
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Comment by: Seth on 29th July 2015 at 00:10

A glacial 'erratic'.

Comment by: Mick on 29th July 2015 at 07:18

If I was digging 11 feet down and come across this big rock I think I would have just left it there as part of the foundations.

Comment by: Cyril on 29th July 2015 at 12:13

Wonder how many folks it took to haul that out of the hole.

Is the big stone still there on Winstanley Road, that was said to have been deposited there by a melting glacier, I've driven along there a few times but I haven't noticed it, though when keeping an eye on the road you tend to miss things.

Comment by: Anne on 29th July 2015 at 13:28

If Seth is correct in saying it is a glacial erratic maybe the parish clerk recognised it for what it was and thought it should be on show.

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