Welcome home to town's famous creatures
PERFECTLY-PRESERVED creatures from 185 million years ago have returned to the town where they were discovered.
Charles Moore, the son of an Ilminster printer and bookseller, made the town's Strawberry Bank quarry famous around the world when he discovered its rich reserves back in the 1840s.
Moore collected 4,000 specimens and exhibited them at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution under the condition that entrance was free and open to all members of the public. A project, run with Bristol University, has been investigating the Strawberry Bank site and now many of the extraordinary finds have been put on display in the town's Minster Rooms where details of the project have been discussed by students.