In total I picked up 147 shards of earthenware, china and pottery excluding glass.
As mentioned earlier three pieces were of special interest. However, the main interest and enjoyment is dating finds. There is no monetary value attached to anything as the value is entirely historical and each piece is authentic Margate and represents our seaside history. With the recent planned sea defence works I have upped my game collecting beach shards because I know the beach will change and this is the time to record finds before the event, then during and then after. The potential to build a meaningful substantial collection is there and it is all free. My collection will eventually be on public display. This Alfred Meakin piece from today's little haul is dated around 1907 to 1914, thanks to google.
For anyone looking for a new hobby ( or something to do with bored kids) there is no better time than to start now, and if anyone does find a piece of interest please email me or contact the Margate Museum.