Beach clean-up with bit of bite!

S01558H13 The Friends of Shoreham Beach clean up on Thursday, December 27
S01558H13 The Friends of Shoreham Beach clean up on Thursday, December 27
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A very successful clean-up of Shoreham Beach on Thursday uncovered a mysterious jaw bone, discarded toys and a collection of general litter.

Organised by Carolyn Shrosbree, the annual Friends of Shoreham Beach (FoSB) clean-up saw a team of 40 volunteers gather to tidy up, followed by some festive fare.

Joy Daintree, FoSB chairman, told the Herald: “We were so lucky with the weather, sunny and windy. We thought it would come to rain as we neared the finish but it didn’t really.

“We had 40 people, which is brilliant for the time of year. The Christmas beach clean is a favourite, really. People seem to enjoy coming out into the fresh air and getting out and doing something useful at the same time.”

The crew gathered at the Beach Café in Ferry Road for mulled wine and mince pies at lunchtime.

“It was a nice social time for everyone,” added Joy.

This year, the prize for the funniest thing went to the children, who found some discarded toys, including a toy boat.

One grown up found a whole jaw bone, Joy said. “We weren’t sure what it was but we thought it might be a fox. It had all the teeth!”

The only dampner on the day was having to leave out the survey the FoSB normally do for the Marine Conservation Society.

“Normally we do it three times a year but we were worried about the weather and we thought it was better for people to keep on the move,” Joy explained.