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The stone outside Flixton library
Topic posted by Tom Ledder ... dated:22 January 2003
Does anyone know what is the significance of the stone outside Flixton library on the corner of Brook Road? Someone mentioned that it was a meteorite! (Can't see it myself - Surely if something that size had fallen, wouldn't it have taken half of Manchester with it?)
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Reply posted by Edward ... dated:01 September 2019

The boulder was left in its original place and a protective fence placed around it and another rectangular stone during the construction work. They could be seen through one of the view holes in the external fence. I'll take another look to see how things have progressed in the last couple of weeks when I walk past the site tomorrow morning.

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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:31 August 2019

whoops! I meant “glacial boulder”.

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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:31 August 2019

I meant the “astral boulder” had reappeared after part of the boundary barricade had been removed.  

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:31 August 2019

It was never moved, the contractors were told it is to remain as a feature of the new home. The Atlas stone may be another story although that too was promised to be on display once the gardens are completed.

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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:31 August 2019

Interesting to see the stone has reappeared on the forecourt of the new development. 

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:30 October 2005
After reading some of the amusing comments on this subject I wonder if the truth will ever come out. I am posting a picture in the gallery of the stone captured in all its glory. Research through Trafford has produced the following;
The stone was found while excavating in Woodsend 1952. The stone, now located at Brook Road libray, has been vandalised in that the information plaque has been destroyed and removed.
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Reply posted by Claude ... dated:09 November 2003
Yes Dave, I have read two books on the subject.One was by Rock Hudson and the other by Sharon Stone.
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Reply posted by Dave ... dated:08 November 2003
Placed IN Flixton library. Did they have many people borrow it?
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Reply posted by Al ... dated:07 November 2003
Me thinks they only had daisy chains in the "late 1700s" Garth!
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Reply posted by Claude ... dated:06 November 2003
Sorry Darth it was not the late 1700's it was definately after 6'o'clock.
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Reply posted by darth ... dated:06 November 2003
i'l put your minds at rest. the stone was involved in punishments in the late 1700s. anyone who was found to have broken the law would have to drag the stone attatched by chains to the neck behind them for approximately 2 miles.
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Reply posted by David Bramwell ... dated:05 November 2003
Sorry Trevor Taylor, it was dug up from Flixton Road and placed in FLIXTON library.
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Reply posted by Mark ... dated:04 November 2003
Outside Woodsend Library?? is it on the move again!
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Reply posted by Mark ... dated:04 November 2003
Outside Woodsend Library?? is it on the move again!
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Reply posted by Trevor Taylor ... dated:04 November 2003
Transported by a glacier from the lake district in the ice age and deposited by the melting ice at what would become Flixton. Dug up at woodsend circle and moved to its current position outside woodsend library.
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Reply posted by Tom Ledder ... dated:07 September 2003
Thanks everyone - especially the last reply (I tried plugging in headphones to it but I only got radio four)
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Reply posted by Antonio Vittorio ... dated:07 September 2003
It was planted there by the Russians in the Cold War as relay satelite to transfer information to the Kremlin.
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Reply posted by Stephen Lumby ... dated:05 September 2003
Yep Trust me dad to know, it is part of the morraine left by the last ice age
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Reply posted by Rob Smith ... dated:01 July 2003
It certainly is an old lump of stone. I moved to Flixton six years ago and it was there then!
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Reply posted by David Bramwell. ... dated:10 May 2003
It is a large roughly rounded lump of Caladonion Granite.
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Reply posted by Ian Neden ... dated:26 February 2003
Used to be a plaque on the stone explaining that it had been "washed" down fr the Lake District in a glacier during the Ice Age
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Reply posted by Gordon Lumby ... dated:06 February 2003
The stone was dug up when the Water company were putting in a very large water main from Thirlmere lake in the lake district, to the then new power station at Carrington. It is a glacial eratic and came from Scotland g.lumby@btopenworld.com
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Reply posted by Robert Wood ... dated:25 January 2003
1st answer is correct, it was found when they were building the library,
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Reply posted by Bob ... dated:23 January 2003
Probably more likely to be a 'plague stone' as (or was) in Gorse Hill. Plague victims would place coins into a hole filled with vinegar to pay for food left them by other villagers.
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Reply posted by Dave ... dated:22 January 2003
We actually studied the rock in Geography at school (Wellacre). The rock is solid granite whereas Manchester is mainly limestone and sandstone, and we were told that the rock must have travelled to this area in a glacier millions of years ago. It's there as a symbol of the power of nature I guess.
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