Just thought I’d give you a visual account of where I collected clay today on the Naze in Walton.
It’s a beautiful and very unstable landscape, pounded by the sea, exposing the crag and london clay (pictured here on the beach), that washes out to sea. Interesting to see the rejects bricks, from the old local brickery (that used this very clay, probably destined for London), which now make up the supporting wall and foundation for the beach huts. Notice the break away bricks making their way back to sea (last couple of pictures)? That is a 60 million year old cycle, and ecology in action!