December 4 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 16, 2013
Beachcombers are to be given advice on how to make exciting finds on the shore before setting off on an archaeological walk.
Clive Bamberger, of Saxon Upholstery, Felixstowe, is organising the event to help people discover the pieces of prehistory washed up on the town’s beaches.
Over the past few years he has found woolly mammoth’s teeth, fossilised wood, shark’s teeth – the largest from a megalodon, which became extinct around 1.5 million years ago and is the largest flesh-eating fish ever to have existed – and amber.
Mr Bamberger said: “Only this week I had a man come into my shop who had found part of the face of a mammoth.
“I speak to lots of people who walk the beaches but say they never know what to look for and would love to find something.
“My aim is to help them make exciting finds and enjoy the experience of looking.”
The event is on Sunday, starting at 3.45pm for a briefing and display of artefacts, setting off at 4pm.
Meet in the car park in front of the entrance to Landguard Fort.