The full title for the talk was ‘Norfolk’s Deep History Coast: one hundred million years of history beneath our feet’, delivered by Dr David Waterhouse (Curator of the Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge and previously Senior Curator of Natural History and Geology at Norfolk Museums Service).
He spoke to us about the geology of Norfolk and about fossils which have been found in each section: no dinosaurs, but plenty of other remnants such as mosasaur teeth, mammoth bones and tools such as hand axes from early humans living in the region. These were crafted from flints and it was a surprise to us to learn that flint derives ultimately from fossilised sponges! He talked also about significant discoveries made at such places as Happisburgh and West Runton.
The North Norfolk District Council has set up 11 Discovery Points along the North Norfolk Coast where much more can be learnt. See also https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/tasks/your-community/find-out-about-norfolks-deep-history-coast.