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Wesham Erratic


24/11/2018

A request was made to the group to investigate a large boulder removed from the footings during the building of Fylde football ground.

The boulder is being used as a water feature which accounts for the white (Calcium) streaks

The boulder is granite weighing approx. 10 tons and is an erratic carried by the last ice sheet (from the Lake District or Scotland) and dumped on the Fylde around 10 to 12,000 years ago.

Judging by the roundness of this erratic it has either been tumbled about in high energy melt water or during the movement of the ice (it would have been interesting to investigate the flat part for any signs of linear scratch marks)