I got a very exciting e-mail yesterday form Alan Heywerth who was there when our plesiosaur Percy, was discovered by Manchester University students in 1960. He has sent me some amazing , never seen before images of when it was discovered.
Here’s what Alan said about the discovery:
‘As I recall, the student who first spotted it sticking out of the rock thought it was a belemnite phragmocone and was going to whack it with his hammer when Fred Broadhurst, very fortuitously, stopped him. ‘