More from Gary Foulger. Gary calls these Canvey Smuggling days items from late 1600-1800s. Some are thought to have washed up from a sunken Dutch ship possibly part of the battle that happened in the Estuary in 1666.
Gary says ‘Cannon balls half cannon ball angle!! Call this as it went through air it was spinning like angle to it hit you or the ships rigging and sails. Also many musket balls and clay pipes, buttons coins etc. must have been a mad place!!’