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A picture tour of Knaresborough - a Historic Market Town in the county of North Yorkshire
Petrifying Well
Petrifying Well - by Victor Naumenko ©
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Photographer: © Victor Naumenko (Gallery)(19th December 2012)
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Petrifying Well

This well is the only one of its kind in England. The well is made of two types of rock - tufa and travertine. It takes between three and five months to petrify a teddy bear. 700 gallons or 3,200 litres of water flow over the well every hour - summer, winter, rain or drought ! Many celebrities have donated items: Queen Mary visited in 1923 and took off her shoe. Items worn by cast from popular soap series, as well as a handbag belonging to Agatha Christie and a hat belonging to John Wayne have been subjected to the process.
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Camera Make: SONY Model: DSC-W200
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 7.6 mm, ISO: 200, Exposure time: 1/40 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: August 10, 2011, 3:50 pm
ImageID:1165741, Image size: 1536 x 2048 pixels

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