The organisers of the Folkestone Triennial gold hunt on a beach in Folkestone have revealed the names of the first people confirmed to have found the precious metal buried in the sand.
Kevin Wood, Kirsty Henderson and her sister Megan Henderson from Canterbury made their discovery at about 7pm on Friday evening. They had been digging for about an hour before low tide. Each gold bar is worth about £500.
“My legs went from under me and I started shaking,” Kevin recalled. “I put it quietly in my pocket. We left the beach and half way home, we pulled over for a drink.”