Last week while scouring the foreshore I found a coin, all discolored and covered in muck. It was low tide and it was wedged by an old piling. I didn't look at it to closely, thinking it was just a one pence coin tossed in the river by walker byers on the path above. Today, I looked at it again and noticed it was slightly thinner than a usual pence. Cleaning it up, I was surprised to find a six pence coin, dated 1967, the last year they were minted. Called a half- shilling in the past, it is often used by brides symbolically in their shoe for good luck . Maybe this one is a precursor to some good luck coming my way mudlarking!! I can only hope.