Coquet and Coast Forum
Don't forget to check out our sister site: Amble and District

Go Back   Coquet and Coast Forum > Local History, Genealogy, People and Places > Amble and Hauxley

 We no longer use activation emails. Please allow 24h after sign up and your account should work
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 06-03-2019, 07:34 PM
ouramble ouramble is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3
Default 1970s trash in the dunes?

Hi all.

I've found a line of plastic trash eroding out of Links dunes and was interested to try putting a date to it, because then we'd know how much sand has accumulated since then, which I think is interesting. I imagined the trash would be from the 1960s caravans; however it is later than that, plus I know the caravans were on Amble Links and not on the area of Amble Dunes LNR south of the Links car park - unless I'm wrong about that (please tell me).

The trash I was able to extract was a piece of an all orange pack of McVitie's Krackerwheat with a partial 3p voucher on it that has some connection to supporting the British Olympic team, plus a pack of Smith's Chinese Quavers. After a little research I've decided that the trash belongs to either 1972, or 1976 - personally I'm thinking 1972, because 3p would have been almost worthless in 1976. I'd appreciate your input on that date and whether you agree.

The main reason I need your opinion is to tell me why there would be a line of snack trash from the 1970s in the dunes? Do you know what was happening with the dunes in that period - south of the Links car park - because I thought that Amble was still a mining town during that period rather than a tourist spot and that all caravans had gone by that date? Could it have something to do with the snack shop/hut that I've heard used to be on the dunes somewhere?

I'm curious about it. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
 

Tags
1970s, amble, dunes, links, trash

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:44 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.