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User / Baz Richardson (away until 10 July) / Sets / Southwold
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N 0 B 900 C 2 E Feb 18, 2012 F Feb 19, 2012
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This is the Market Place in the town centre. Hutson's, the butchers (in the centre) claim to be the oldest shop in town and to have been trading for over 300 years.

Tags:   Suffolk Southwold Suffolk coast

N 2 B 1.2K C 2 E Feb 18, 2012 F Feb 19, 2012
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Most lighthouses are on the coast, but this one is in the middle of the town! Southwold lighthouse was constructed in 1887 by Trinity House and stands as a landmark amongst the town's Georgian buildings. It replaced three local lighthouses that were under serious threat from coastal erosion, beginning operation in 1890 and being electrified and de-manned in 1938. The lighthouse is unusual in that the light itself is switched on and off in sequence (four flashes every 20 seconds), rather than using lenses to create a rotating beam.

Tags:   Suffolk Southwold Suffolk coast Southwold lighthouse lighthouses town centre unusual lighthouse

N 2 B 1.2K C 0 E Feb 18, 2012 F Feb 19, 2012
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This beautiful Georgian building is one of several hotels in the town that are owned by the local Adnams Brewery.

Tags:   Suffolk Southwold Suffolk coast The Crown Hotel Georgian architecture Georgian buildings Adnams Brewery Tudor architecture

N 1 B 953 C 0 E Feb 18, 2012 F Feb 19, 2012
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There is a lovely sandy beach at Southwold, though the local coastline is subject to erosion. Southwold Pier is in the background.

Tags:   Suffolk Southwold Suffolk coast beaches seaside coast piers North Sea sandy beaches

N 1 B 1.8K C 3 E Feb 18, 2012 F Feb 19, 2012
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Southwold Pier was built in 1900, and, at 247 metres (about 810 feet) was long enough to accommodate the Belle steamers which carried trippers along the coast. By 1987, the pier had been reduced in length to approximately 27 metres (about 90 feet) and what remained was generally in a poor condition. It was entirely rebuilt and restored in 2001 under the auspices of the then-owner, Chris Iredale, and is now approximately 190 metres (about 623 feet) in length. Whilst many English seaside piers are in decline, Southwold Pier is enjoying renewed popularity. It includes a collection of modern coin-operated novelty machines made by Tim Hunkin.

Tags:   Suffolk Southwold Suffolk coast Southwold Pier piers seaside coast beaches sandy beaches North Sea


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