Revealing new pictures of Percy discovery

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.

 

Whitby 1960cWhitby 1960a

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. ‘

 

 

Whitby 1960b

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