Family appeal for information after uncovering mystery object on Northumberland beach

A mysterious discovery has been made by young environmentalists scouring a Northumberland beach.

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 3:20 pm

Seven-year-old Rayer Waddell and her brothers Daine, 13, and Sam, 15, uncovered the mystery object while walking at Cambois beach, near Blyth.

They comb the beach every day to pick up plastic, fishing wires and debris but were stunned at what they found at the low water mark.

"I am very interested in things from the past and have found 18th Century artefacts and fossils from millions of years ago but nothing as big as the sight that met my eyes on Tuesday,” said Rayer.

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"I began to clear the sand around this object and realised it must of been hidden for many years as it was never seen by my mother who also walked this stretch of beach for over 40 years."

They returned the following day to clear more sand and stones from it to try and see what it was.

“It looks like huge door stops hinges or statues are at one end and a large hinge object is down one side,” said Rayer’s mum, Tracy.

"It is about 6ft high with panels of iron and a lot of stone has welded around it over time.”

The mystery find uncovered by the Waddell family at Cambois beach.

The family think the object may have been uncovered after recent storms carried sand out to sea.

They have now appealed for experts to help identify what it is.

“We just don’t want it covered again and forgotten about as we believe it holds a secret from the past, maybe a very long time ago,” said Rayer.

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Rayer Waddell.
The mystery object at Cambois beach.
Daine Waddell inspects the find.