Science: The First Fire?

Every weekend, rain or shine, whenever the ground is not frozen. Commercial Artist Bertram Wymer, 65, his wife Lea and their son John tramp across a deserted gravel pit at Swanscombe on the down-Thames outskirts of London. They walk with their heads down, eying every pebble. At the far end of the pit they enter a wire-fenced enclosure and start digging cautiously with garden trowels. They have been digging diligently ever since the end of the war, and recently they made the first finds of a peculiar treasure they have long sought.

First Englishman. In 1935 another amateur digger, London Dentist...

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