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Folkestone fossil pudding

Maker / artist: John Griffiths

Material: rock

Period: Cretaceous

Accession number: F2702

John Griffiths was a Victorian fossil dealer, who was involved in the setting up of Folkestone’s first museum. He came up with the idea of sticking lots of tiny ammonites (and other fossil shells) in cement to make a ‘fossil pudding.’ He sold these as seaside souvenirs.

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