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A picture tour of Mother Shiptons Cave & Petrifying Well - in the town of Knaresborough, in the county of North Yorkshire
Knaresborough, The Petrifying Well
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Knaresborough, The Petrifying Well

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Photographer: © Luc Hermans (Gallery)(28th May 2011)

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Comment by cathyml(28th May 2011)

These are fascinating pics Luc. I had to find out what this was all about. Googling for information, the alternative name seems to be the dripping well. Apparently those little teddy bears will be turned to stone in only 3 - 5 months due to the water flowing over them having a high mineral content. All sorts of petrified objects can be viewed in the Museum there. I would like to see this place. Thanks for stirring my curiosity.

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