detector enthusiast discovers rings in mud on Burnham beach
mud and sand on Burnham-On-Sea's beach has revealed part of the
town's former Marine Lake swimming pool... and a few other treasures
metal detecting enthusiast has found two rings in the mud around
the wooden stakes and stones where the pool once stood many decades
Howard told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A lot of sand and mud has
been washed away from here in recent weeks - the beach is the
shallowest I've seen for several years."
found a copper gold-plated 1920s ring and another ring in the
area where people would have swum in Marine Lake all those years
Lake opened in 1931 and was used for swimming and boating. It
was later removed due to heavy silting and erosion.
added: "You never know what you'll find - I've dug up many
coins and clothing pins as well here over the years."
are so many historical items to find underground, some of which
are some value."
year, we reported
here how Morley found a solid gold ring in a field near Highbridge.