Phil Morris: We have recently started a FB page to allow the Saltdean community to get involved in the new craze of "Secret Stones".
Welcome to Saltdean Secret Stones!
All you need to do is paint a stone and write " Facebook, Saltdean Stones" on the back adding "post a pic and re-hide" (if it fits!)
Then hide it somewhere (safe) in or near Saltdean for someone to find and hopefully brighten their day!
If you find a Saltdean Secret Stone, please post a photo of it on our page (link at foot of article) and say where it was found so we can see how far it travels. Then just hide it again somewhere new.
You can paint the stone however you wish, perhaps with a cool pattern, a fun cartoon character, an inspirational quote or an artistic design. Sharpie pens, permanent markers, nail polish, paints and varnish all work really well.
Just remember to write "Saltdean Stones, Facebook" on the back of your stone.
If you want to buy a big bag of stones/cobbles you can find them at any garden centre for about £5. Taking rocks from beaches is discouraged and you could actually be fined. Whilst taking the odd stone will do no damage, we don’t want to have a negative impact on the environment.
Don’t worry that not all hidden Saltdean Stones get a finder post - each one makes someone smile and each one is special!
No sales posts/page links, unless admin agrees before posting. Nothing inappropriate or disrespectful please. Let’s keep it positive and nice. Anything nasty will be removed (and so will you).
Note that this group is public and can be seen and accessed by anyone, so please be mindful when sharing details and posting pics.
Have fun! Enjoy
For further info you can visit our Facebook page here: