Aldeburgh in old picture postcards

Aldeburgh in old picture postcards

Author
:   Carol Somerset
Municipality
:   Aldeburgh
Province
:   Suffolk
Country
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-5624-0
Pages
:   80
Price
:   EUR 16.95 Including VAT *

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49. The Parish Church, the town's dominating landmark from the sea, is a fine example of East Anglian architecture , extended just before the Reformation, during the peak of AIdeburgh's prosperity. Old ma ps in the Museum show tar barrels on scaffolding on the church tower, to help mariners before the days of lighthouses.

50. Beginning of the development of The Terrace 1865. Large houses were the first to be built, then semi-detached, then bungalows.

51. An early (1920) aerial view shows the start of development to the south and on the elevated ground above the High Street.

52. View of Lee Road 1910. This is one of the pleasant developments behind The Terrace.

53. King's Legend, one of the larger houses round Aldeburgh, was built in colonial style in 1932. It has fine views of North Warren, marshes and the sea. lts name almost certainly derives from M.R. James' ghost story 'A Warning to the Curious', written round the legend th at one of the three gold crowns depicted on the arms of the Kingdom of East Anglia was buried in this place.

54. The Water Tower, a fine landmark from the marshes, was completed in 1860.

55. View of the Quay at Slaughden 1905. In the background is the Three Mariners Inn, said to be a favourite haunt of smugglers.

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56. The signboard from the Three Mariners Inn was made from the fossilized shoulderblade of a whale, probably brought from Iceland by fishermen. When the inn was washed away by the sea the sign was housed in the Museum.

57. People wis hing to cross to Slaughden from the Sudbourne shore would ring this bell and the ferryman would row over for them.

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58. A sailing barge 1901. These vessels carried coal and com and navigated the tortuous river up to the maltings at Snape bridge.

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