Pre-1971 chicken packet found on beach
PUBLISHED: 10:00 15 March 2020
A plastic packet thought to be more than 50 years old was found on a beach.
Thomas Loraine-Smith made the discovery at Sand Bay, in Kewstoke.
The price on the packet reads three shillings.
Tom said: 'This plastic packet was found on the beach while walking.
'It's a TV snack for one-quarter chicken and then cost the equivalent of 15 pence.
'This well-preserved state shows how well plastic packaging lasts after 50 years at sea or in sand, and cooking instructions are supplied on the back.'
North Somerset Council has litter-picking equipment available which can be lent to community groups that want to arrange a litter pick on its land or land it manages.
For litter picks along Weston seafront, email email@example.com and title your email 'litter picking along Weston seafront'.
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