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        Yes,  we tried everything swapping round etc, 2x men 4 x men, it was tiring but well worth the effort, even the strecher faired better than us..As to the weight I have been working in my own garden lately with slabs, and the weight was equal to 4x5 slabs stacked on top of each other, to give you an idea...The weight now is about 30-40lbs which sits quite nicely on the glass shelf under my table in the dining room

Regards to all who share the passion  Mudbug..
S.H.T-N
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mudbug2
Here are some  pictures couple of years ago, when I met Paddy Howe, on the beach on 15/09/2008.  This was to help him retrieve a slab of the mud flows..which was showing verts.






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with the slab this was taken to Paddy Friend, who prep the slab.  Although no paddles, or head were evident , it was obviously Ichthyosuar, and  2010 Paddy Invited me his shop to see the finished slab.

  

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This shoot shows the original vert, with neural arch, and the next shows verts and some ribs.

This was given to me by Paddy, as Originally helped with the retrieval, and was greatly received, and is pride of place under the dining room glass table...

Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug.....

  

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Edited by Bill G 2011-07-20 13:19:18
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Ammo Al
Fantastic Mudbug , What can you say other than....Wow.
If i hit it just one more time it will come out perfect..oh dear.
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Julian123
I second that - wow!
Julian

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ThomasM
Absolutely lovely, Paddy was such a gentlemen too giving it you, you must be very proud.
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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rab7ies
excellent!!
down amongst the stones.
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margaret128
stunning, well done both of you

Maggie F.
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Bill G
Very nice. Can you say which beach so I can move it to the relevant location please. 
Cheers, Bill
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spider
Its a beauty. I need to get into the fossil zone when it comes to bone finds so thanks for the before photo Thumbs Up (lol)
Have a nice day :0)
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MrPolly


Bill G wrote:
Very nice. Can you say which beach so I can move it to the relevant location please. 


Looks like it's from the slip by Church Cliffs, Lyme.

Edited by MrPolly 2011-07-20 16:34:51
Cheers,

Mr P.
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mudbug2
Hi Bill
 This was found 150 yards east of the latest land slip, so techically it was the Charmouth side.

 Hope this helps you!

Regards to all who share the passion  Mudbug..
S.H.T-N
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Fossil hunter
Hi mudbug2,
That is a great find!! How heavy was the actual slab? 
It must have weighed quite much.

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Naze Dave
Brilliant stuff!
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
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mudbug2
Hi Fossil Hunter

  It took a couple of hours to break the piece up into a manageable lump, then It was loaded on to a 2nd world war stretcher, with 2 others we took turns in taking it back to the Lyme Regis Museum where it was loaded into a car, it took several hours to walk along the beach back to Lyme and the forearms and grip of the hands were well spent, to keep it polite...
S.H.T-N
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Phileas fossilis
Love it :).

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spider
''the forearms and grip of the hands were well spent, to keep it polite'' hats off to the stretcher bearers. A makeshift sling over your shoulder made from rope taking some of the weight can make it a lot more bearable. You need a couple of loops on each end of the rope and the length correctly adjusted to take most of the weight off your arms when they need it.
Have a nice day :0)
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