Carving riddle still a mystery

PUBLISHED: 17:54 10 April 2016 | UPDATED: 17:54 10 April 2016

Adele Price has sent us this picture of the carvings at Gorleston. She noticed them in February this year and was intrigued by our article.

Adele Price has sent us this picture of the carvings at Gorleston. She noticed them in February this year and was intrigued by our article.


Admittedly it was April 1, a day when newspapers and the internet are flooded with spoofs and pranks.

And some of our more sceptical readers understandably thought we were spinning a yarn.

But the story about groyne carvings at Gorleston Beach was no joke.

However while many of you came forward to say that you too had seen the carvings towards the Hopton end of the beach, we are no closer to finding out who created them and when.

Former Blundeston prison warden John Spooner 
came to us with the poser having spotted them while fishing.

Many of you responded to say you had seen them too.

Here are some of your email and Facebook comments:

“When I mentioned them carvings to old Bert down at the local he reckons they was carved round about 1st April 56 AD, he thinks it was the Romans that did it. I hope you find this useful. Best regards Harry.

“I read your story about the carvings on the groynes with interest as I noticed them myself at the beginning of February this year. Sorry I can’t tell you anything new about them but here is another picture of Neptune should you want it! Kind regards Adele Price.

“We have been aware of these for quite a while now. We have taken pictures of them and pictures of my grandchildren on them. Regards Heather Russell.

“I have lived in the area for five and half years now, and photographed these when we moved up here, but would guess they are many years older. Makes a great B/W photo in a frame cut to exact size. Not sure of how old they are or who did them, but I noticed them (well the Neptune/Poseidon one then noticed the fish) a few years back when walking to Hopton, Julez Leggett.

“Looks like Ian McKellen. Glen Hamilton.”

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