Beachcomber Finds at Seaham

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Late last Summer we spent a week on the beach at Druridge Bay and logged our beachcomber finds - now I’m back with a part two, having spent the day at Seaham Harbour, famed for its seaglass.

Until the early 1920s Seaham was the location of the largest glass bottle-works in Britain and the waste glass from the factories was dumped into the sea, time and tide has transformed the waste shards into polished beads and people head down to the Harbour to collect the End of Day sea glass.

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Beachcomber Finds at Seaham

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The beach is beautiful with great rockpools too.  We started a tradition when she was tiny to always make a ‘family circle’ with our footprints whenever we visit a beach, and then Joss sits in the middle for a photo!

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We are sea glass novices, although I ended the day with a keener eye, but we managed to gather a small handful of gifts from the sea.

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Now to think about a part two on displaying our finds!

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And finally we rounded off our walk with a visit to see ‘Tommy’ the WW1 sculpture installed last year, these photos don’t need any words

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2 thoughts on “Beachcomber Finds at Seaham

  1. What a beautiful place to spend the day, there’s nothing better than a family trip to the seaside with a stroll along the beach. The photo of Joss in the “family circle” is such a lovely shot, a great idea too. You managed to find some beautifully coloured glass there, it’s so vibrant. That statue at the end must have finished your walk in a very thought provoking way too. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

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