A BIT ABOUT ME...
From an early age I have been interested in dinosaurs but always thought that they were out of my reach, that you had to be somewhere like the USA to be involved. I had no idea that the Isle of Wight (where i live) was one of Britain’s greatest fossil collecting localities.
I was fortunate to meet local business owner and fellow fossil collector 'Jurassic Jim' on the Island who opened my eyes to where to look and what I was looking at.
From the first time I cracked open a chalk Ammonite at St Catherine’s beach revealing something that lived over 65 million years ago I was hooked!
With the aid of my growing knowledge on finding and prepping fossils, the internet and the amazing shop 'Jurassic Jim' (which I visit often) my small collection started to grow. My early fossils, that i found on local beaches, I started to give to schools trying get younger people excited about the great possibilities that the Isle of Wight could give in terms of pre-history.
I don’t profess to be an expert however my ever growing knowledge ( helped by the occasional visit to local 'Dinosaur Isle' and the fantastic team there) means that I know what I’m looking at and what to do.
I now have a room full of fossils (to my families' dismay) and enjoy collecting, restoring and in some cases saving them from destruction in the shingle on a pebbly beach.
I have great enjoyment from my fossil room and felt that others could also enjoy them. Many are from the Cretaceous shoreline and cliffs on the Isle of Wight and others from further afield.
I hope you enjoy my collection. Feel free to get in touch and ask any question, i would love to answer them. Thank You.