[meteorite-list] Wold Cottage 'meteorite homecoming'

From: Linton Rohr <lintonius_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:56:41 -0700
Message-ID: <D5D8E7C3B2384894AB7C3CDB87377DDC_at_D190TH71>

What a great story, Martin.
Looks like a very interesting place to visit.
Kudos to Dave for his extraordinary generosity, and to you for your noble
I was not familiar with Wold Cottage, but is on my acquisition list now.

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From: "martin goff" <msgmeteorites at googlemail.com>
To: <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 1:24 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Wold Cottage 'meteorite homecoming'

> Hi all,
> Just thought i would give the list a heads up on a recent event that
> happened over here in the UK concerning the Wold Cottage meteorite.
> The owners of the historic Wold Cottage are now proudly able to
> display a piece of the famous meteorite itself after many years of
> searching with no success. This story has taken quite a few months to
> unfold and started last summer when myself and my family stayed at the
> Wold Cottage currently owned by Derek and Katrina Gray. Although they
> have lots of historic photos and memorabilia i was astounded to
> discover that they didn't have a piece of the stone itself. I thought
> this was very sad indeed and said i would keep a look out for them and
> after a few months found a piece being offered for trade by Dave
> Gheesling. I approached Dave with Derek and Katrina's story and Dave
> was not only willing to part with the specimen but he offered to
> donate it to them for free! Now, i know that Dave is a very modest
> chap and doesnt want to make a song and dance about this but i think
> that the story needs sharing (Larry, i am writing the article at the
> moment!!) I am sure that everyone will agree that it was a very
> generous gesture with the end result being that a piece of this
> important and historic fall is now being displayed in its proper home!
> As i played the part of the middle man in all of this i thought that
> the least i could do was to arrange to get the specimen properly
> framed and present the framing to Derek and Katrina on Daves behalf. I
> did this last Friday and Derek and Katrina are absoutely delighted and
> over the moon to finally have a piece back home!
> The story has atrracted quite a bit of press attention and i was
> thrust into quite a media circus when i attended last week (all good
> fun though and i quite enjoyed it all to be honest!) I was interviewed
> for BBC Radio and TV and am pleased that the story has generated
> postive press for meteorite collectors.
> See Daves website for more info and some additional links to articles
> online:
> (http://www.fallingrocks.com/Collections/WoldCottage.htm)
> Also the British and Irish Meteorite society (BIMS) has a short write
> up in the news section:
> (http://www.bimsociety.org)
> Cheers
> Martin
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Received on Thu 22 Apr 2010 05:56:41 PM PDT

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