A stone of unusual shape was picked up by Mr. W. Wing of Bell Street, Feltwell, on the allotments near the Oak Tree. As it was found to be fossilised bone, it was sent for identification to the Castle Museum, Norwich and a report on it was received in due course. It is a vertebra, i.e., segment of backbone of an ancient reptile, known as Plesiosaurus, which existed millions of Years ago on this earth. The Oxford Dictionary describes Plesiosaurus as a marine reptile with long neck, short tail and four paddles. This prehistoric creature was 40 feet in length and had a small snake-like head. In 1882 a Paddle-bone of Plesiosaurus was found at Merton, a few miles distant.
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