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THE GYPSUM BOULDER

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I'm sure a lot of you are aware of the large boulder stone in Coroantion Park, but have you ever wondered what it is and how it came about. Well here's just a few brief details along with a photo taken on the day it was removed from Liverpool Road and few others taken over the years.

The twenty tonne mass of gypsum -an 'erratic' boulder, believed to have been carried south from Cumberland by some Ice Age glacier, was unearthed from a depth of twenty feet in Cooks Lane, now known as Manor Road in 1898. It was set up at the junction of Liverpool Road and Islington, opposite the site of Crown Buildings, which was erected some six years later in 1905.

In October 1926 the Boulder was removed from Liverpool Road to The Recreational Ground .The move took several days to complete. Cracks appeared in the erratic, so great care had to be undertaken.




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