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Monday, 21 September 2009

Remembering the Beddgelert Meteorite strike!






Beddgelert isn't only famous for the resting place of the faithful hound - apparently 60 years ago this month a meteorite fell through the roof of the Prince Llewelyn Hotel in Beddgelert, fortunately no-one was sleeping in the room where the rock struck - but the meteorite smashed through the roof leaving a round hole. The bright light and the sound of the meteorite breaking the sound barrier as it entered earth's atmosphere were seen and heard across north Wales.

I am wondering if the meteorite was hot - and if so, why didn't it start a fire at the hotel? Perhaps someone will let me know.
Meanwhile another excellent aerial photograph for you - this time of Beddgelert.
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Blodwen Chardon said...

Apparently it was freezing cold at its centre! My taid handled it the morning after and everyone thought he had radio active burns! He was tested but turns out it was frost bite.

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