Appley Bridge meteorite image: Virtual Microscope
Type – Ordinary Chondrite LL6
Fell 13th October 1914
Location – Appley Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire, England
Total known weight – 15kg
Circumstances- Bright lights were observed over the skies of Wigan and there were reports of sounds of large explosions. Due to the state of war at the time it was assumed to be explosions from a German airship. This was dispelled the next day, however, as the meteorite was found by a farm worker on Halliwell Farm, Appley Bridge.
Information compiled by BIMS