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Sevenoaks father and son strike gold in £10k treasure hunt
11th September, 2014
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Father and son from Sevenoaks struck gold when they uncovered treasure buried on a beach. Phil Cruickshank, 49, and his son Xander, nine, dug up one of 30 24-carat gold bars hidden by a German artist on Outer Harbor Beach in Folkestone at the weekend.

The bars – worth almost £10,000 in total – were buried as part of the coastal town’s arts festival and the lucky pair found themselves winners after only 20 minutes of digging.

“We couldn’t believe it” said Phil. “We’d heard about people finding the gold bars, but never thought we’d find one, especially that quickly.



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