Fossil hunters delve into past at Bracklesham Beach

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A group of residents got together at Bracklesham Beach on Saturday to learn about the wonders of our past.

Local geologist David Bone led the group along the seafront for a fossil hunt, in the hope of uncovering something extraordinary.

He said everyone had a good time, despite there being no major discoveries.

“I do local geology on a large scale and I am always taking groups out, doing talks and walks,” he said.

“I tell people what we’ve got around us. I think everybody got something out of the hunt.

“You can’t always guarantee what the conditions are like. All you can arrange for is a low tide and then it is luck of the draw. The advantage is I know my way around.”

Mr Bone does about five or six different trips every year. If you are interested in taking part in one of the events, visit