BEACH comber Paul George, 75, struck gold when he found a solid gold false teeth plate whilst rummaging through the shingle between Charmouth and Lyme Regis.
Paul sets off to the beach three times a week purely as a hobby in his retirement years. He has unearthed many old coins and medals but none such as the jackpot of someone’s gold false teeth plate.
Said Paul: “I have no idea as to how old it is, I didn’t realise solid gold false teeth plates existed! I was told its value is £250 so not a bad find.”
Paul beach combs with his bare hands, shying away from the use of a metal detector, and gives a lot of what he finds to children, including any fossils that he finds.