One wintry day, two keen fossil collectors found a flint beneath these cliffs. It didn't look like much, but it turned out to be evidence for the earliest humans in Britain. Mike Pitts on the amateur archaeologists who rewrote history.
Given the choice, the bottom of a cliff with the tide coming in fast is not a place you'd work. For Paul Durbidge and Bob Mutch, however, the foreshore at Pakefield, south of Lowestoft, Suffolk, is precisely where they want to be. Especially in winter, and even more so when the storms are up. Because it's then that the fossils are exposed ... Guardian Unlimited