Charlie Rundle's Seaham Report
name is Charlie Rundle and I
collect seaglass with my Mam, Dad, Brother and Sister on the north east
coast of England on a beach called Seaham.
kind of seaglass found here
are often called 'multis'
or 'end of day glass'.
It is often coloured glass
with multiple colours swirled or layered in beautiful patterns.
Charlie's Brief History of Seaham Glass
This glass comes from a glass factory
that was on the top
of the cliffs back in 1850.
The factory was owned by John
Candlish and was open from
1850 to 1921.
scraps and mistakes from
the factory would be thrown into the North Sea at the end of the day -
why it is called 'end of day' sea glass.
A large teal boulder from Seaham
different colours and sizes from small chips to large boulders.
pieces or end
of day glass are very unique pieces they are products of the scrap
melting together before hardening and then being discarded into the
of the larger piece are
often very frosted from many years in the salty sea.
Beach Conditions by Charlie
days seaglassing on Seaham
can be very difficult and you might not find very much. Other days can
- White, Green, Amber and
these are the more common colours.
is sometimes a sandy
beach and sometimes very rocky.
- Spring, Autumn and Winter make for
seaglassing days when the sea is more likely to be rough and churn the
- The beach never looks the same it's always changing as the sea
stones and rocks around.
Glass Beach - Seaham England
~ by Charlie Rundle, Seaham, England
Thank you Charlie for sending us this well-presented report on Seaham!