When dinosaurs once roamed our coastline

Dinosaur coast SUS-140520-134143001
Dinosaur coast SUS-140520-134143001

AN illustrated talk on Sunday will follow the footsteps of dinosaurs along the Rye and Fairlight coast.

The talk on dinosaurs and local fossils takes place at the Shipwreck Museum at Rock-a-nore, Hastings, on Sunday May 25 at 2.30pm by local geologist Ken Brooks.

The talk will be followed, at 3.30pm, by the launch of Ken’s new book Geology and Fossils of the Hastings Area.

Most of the fossils illustrated were collected and photographed by the author in the local area and reconstruct a vivid picture of South-East England around 140 million years ago. It covers where to find fossils and how to recognise them.

Specimens discovered in local rocks include the bones and teeth of sharks, crocodiles, turtles, dinosaurs and flying reptiles.

There are also footprints which provide evidence that dinosaurs actually walked here.