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The story of vanishing Dunwich

My walking buddy Heather and I found ourselves making a return visit to Dunwich Museum at the weekend, captivated by the story of how this once thriving town, or even a city, had vanished into the sea, helpless against the force of the crushing waves against its crumbling cliffs. We had visited it last two years ago, and I can still remember being told as a child about the church bells that...
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Our sinking Suffolk coastline

One of the walks my friend Heather and I had planned to do from a guide book was unexpectedly abandoned – because the footpaths had been swamped by the eroding coastline. We improvised, thanks to Heather’s brilliant map reading, and had a very pleasant walk around Blythburgh during our annual Suffolk walking weekend. I noticed a mysterious tombstone in the village churchyard marking...
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Benjamin Britten’s Aldeburgh

I have just spent the most wonderful few days in Aldeburgh with a dear friend and kind, generous hosts. It’s an annual retreat and point of reunion for Heather and myself, a former nurse from Cambridge who now lives in London, and plans to uproot to Somerset. We plan to continue our annual July walking weekend in that glorious Suffolk town wherever she moves to. Here is a route of our walk...
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