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Observed 1872, November 30th, 2.8(sic) p.m.
Extract from "A Chapter in the history of Meteorites" by Walter Flight who refrences Sir J.C. Cowell. nature, 26th December, 1872.

The descent of this 'meteor' was witnessed by Sir J. C. Cowell, who states that it fell one mile east of Slough, and about 150 yards south of the Great Western Railway. He writes that the phenomenon occurred during a short and sharp thunderstorm which passed over North Hants and East Berks. It is a question whether this was not a form of ball-lightning. "The explosion was similar to that of a heavy gun when fired." A sketch accompanying the notice represents the fire-ball striking a ploughed field, between the observer and some trees. It is not stated whether any search was made at the time for a meteorite.
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...it may be of interest that a "phenomenon" was reported in the Banbury Guardian, December 5 1872. "Near King's Sutton on Saturday, Walton Grounds, Astrop and Newbottle were visited by a phenomenon of a most remarkable description, and which carried a great destruction before it, tearing up 17 trees by their roots, damaging no less than 36 others, throwing down 116 yards of stone wall, removing part of the thatch of a hovel and a rick, and nearly resulting in a fatal accident to a man.
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December 12, 1872 - a meteorite hits a wall close to the market town of Banbury in England.

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