TA2243 : Last of the Summer Beach

taken 12 years ago, near to Mappleton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Last of the Summer Beach
Last of the Summer Beach
Holidaymakers are enjoying the last of the summer sun on this part of the Holderness shoreline south of the village of Mappleton.

When we joined them several minutes later, many were scouring the clay cliffs intently. I thought initially that they were looking for spent bullets from fighter aircraft that had used the Cowden Bombing Range just south of here up until about twenty years prior to this year. I chatted to one of the 'scourers' and he said that this particular spot on the Holderness coastline was very rich in fossils in the clay cliffs along here. Every year, up to 3m of the cliffs are eroded and fall into the sea bringing with it new supplies of fossils!

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Geographical Context: Rocks, Scree, Cliffs
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · South of Mappleton [15] ·
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TA2243, 90 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Andy Beecroft   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 September, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 2297 4363 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:52.4584N 0:7.8650W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 2280 4382
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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