Barwell Meteorite comes home after 50 years!

A parts of a large Meteorite landed in Barwell Christmas Eve 1965 and was exhibited in the Barwell Methodist Church Today (12-12-15).

It has spent much of the last 50 years at the Natural History Museum in London and was loaned for the day through Leicester Space centre.

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Barwell and neighbouring Earl Shilton were the site of a meteor event when, on Christmas Eve 1965, the villages were showered with fragments, from an object about the size of a traditional Christmas turkey. No one was hurt, although some minor damage to buildings and property occurred.


By Fred Hartshorn

Retired Engineer but now am a Therapeutic Counselor and charity volunteer. Ex DJ. MBACP, BSc(Hon), DipComp, DipCoun. Interested in books, computing, family and local history. Budding artist. and Musician.