Mr Arthur Pettifor holding the Glatton meteorite Image: Glatton Parish Council
Type – Ordinary Chondrite L6
Fell 5th May 1991
Location – Glatton, Cambridgeshire, England
Total known weight 767g
Circumstances – Arthur Pettifor, a retired civil servant, was tending to his garden when he heard a whistling noise and then a disturbance in his conifer hedge followed by a thud. On investigation he found a single black stone in a shallow depression in the soil under the hedge. He said he felt lucky not to have been hit by it but was more alarmed that it narrowly missed his greenhouse!
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