Warrington Museum are presently displaying three specimens of 'Chirotherium'
prints and have one stored in a draw, all found in the Windmill
Quarry, Lymm. These also show fossil rain spots, sun cracks, worm-casts
and ripple-marks, as do other print specimens of prehistoric turtles
and other small animals found in the same sandstones at various
of the sites. Apparently there are hundreds of such specimens in
the cabinets and store rooms of British museums, most of them originating
in Lymm, but now they only turn up on older sandstone constructions
such as those recently found on the stones of Warburton cross.
If you are following the footpaths of the lower dam
and the walking routes through the old quarries in Lymm, you are
standing on the very shore of Cheshire's prehistoric salt lake,
the lair of the Labyrinthodon.