SZ3085 : Alum Bay Sands

3 km from Totland, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

Alum Bay Sands
Alum Bay Sands
The coloured sands at Alum Bay were used by the Victorians to create layered patterns of colour in glass bottles.This is still a popular pursuit today. You are no longer allowed to dig for the sands yourself due to the erosion of the cliffs.
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Thursday, 7 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Friday, 8 July, 2005
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WGS84: 50:40.0485N 1:34.1874W
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