Monthly Archives: August 2010

Great Yarmouth

In the early 14th century Great Yarmouth was the 5th most affluent place in England. Despite losing 2/3rds of its population in the Black Death, once the harbour was properly dredged in the 16th century the town boomed for four … Continue reading

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Pretty, pretty Southwold

I can officially confirm that Southwold is a very pretty place. A lovely mix of old buildings, well-kept green spaces, a clean sandy beach and a very well-run pier. The built environment reminded me of a recent trip to Arundel, … Continue reading

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We’re off to the seaside!

Here begins the Seaside Tour… Started in Hastings (ie home), by hosting a 24-hour field trip by the Asset Transfer Unit Stakeholder Forum, including visits to the pier (closed), the White Rock Baths (closed) and the Pier Shop (open!), with … Continue reading

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Seaside Tour Blog

Starting next Thursday I’m off on a mad seaside tour. In this tiny country you’d think a circuit of Southend, Southwold, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Scarborough, Blackpool and Southport wouldn’t be so difficult, but some of the train journeys make me … Continue reading

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