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Plastic bottle around 50 years old washes up at Brean

The bottle was priced at '4d' - around 2 pence in today's money. Credit: Burnham-on-Sea.com

Concern about the amount of rubbish in our seas has been highlighted by the discovery of a plastic bottle at least 47 years old on the beach at Brean in North Somerset.
The bottle of Fairy liquid bore the pre-decimalisation price of '4d' - roughly equivalent to 2 pence today. Decimalisation was introduced in 1971. More details here.

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