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Humphrey Jennings - A Genius Of The British Cinema Bill Barrett gives a short account of Walberswick-born Humphrey Jennings. [ website ] Tide Tables For Southwold Tidal information for Southwold, from the BBC [ website ] Blythburgh Village Blythburgh is on the A12 near Southwold and Walberswick, with the landmark Holy Trinity church, beautifully floodlit at night. [ website ] Henham Hall - A Lost House The Henham Estate lies just north of Blythburgh. Landscaped by Repton, but no large House remains to complement it. Alan Mackley here relates the story of Henham Hall. [ website ] Round Tower Churches This area certainly has some wonderful churches. An East Anglian speciality is the Round Tower church. Of the 42 of these in Suffolk several are in this area - for example Bramfield (where the tower is uniquely detached from the church - see www.bramfield.net), at Holton, Frostenden and also at Thorington, to name but a few. [ website ] Railway Connection To Southwold - The Story Pre 1879 Much has been written about the Southwold Railway, which operated 1879-1929 from Halesworth to Southwold with stations at Wenhaston, Blythburgh and Walberswick. Here, David Lee tells of pre-1879 attempts to establish a rail connection. [ website ] Witness To The First Kennedy Tragedy An absorbing eye-witness account by Mick Muttitt of the aircraft crash in 1944 which claimed the life of Joe Kennedy Jnr. [ website ] RNLI Southwold Webpage Dedicated to saving lives at sea and funded almost entirely by donations, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution relies on volunteer crews to man lifeboats and provide a 24 hour service around the coast of the UK and Republic of Ireland. This is their page about the Southwold station (located at Southwold Harbour). [ website ] Roadside Milestones The roadways of north-east Suffolk feature many old milestones, signs that these routes have been unchanged for centuries. This is the website of The Milestone Society and features a wealth of information about milestones nationwide. [ website ] Road Accidents Involving Deer This area of Suffolk has its share of wild deer which can be seen on the fields or in Dunwich Forest. (Watch out for the increasingly common small Muntjac). Deer can though stray onto the roads and lanes with a resulting road traffic accident. This website link goes to an on-going research project which is collecting data nationwide on traffic accidents involving deer. Since the project began in 2003, over 30,000 incidents have been recorded. [ website ] Southwold Pier Waterclock The origins and workings of Southwold Pier's waterclock explained by its creator (and local cartoonist, engineer, maybe-genius?) Tim Hunkin. [ website ] The Suffolk Sandlings Areas of this part of north-east Suffolk, including Walberswick and Wenhaston, feature some lovely lowland heath - some of Britain's rarest habitat. Learn more about these remnants of the once extensive Suffolk Sandlings on these webpages from Suffolk Wildlife Trust. [ website ] Southwold Railway The Southwold railway operated between Halesworth and Southwold 1879-1929, stopping at stations at Wenhaston, Blythburgh and Walberswick. This is the website for the enthusiastic Southwold Railway Trust, full of lots of information and interest. The Trust run a great shop and office (staffed by volunteers) at 27 High Street,Southwold, where you are most welcome to call in and find out more. [ website ] Joe Kennedy Jnr's Last Mission More from Mick Muttitt about the tragic aircraft crash he witnessed in 1944. [ website ] Suffolk Wildlife Trust With more than 60 nature reserves throughout Suffolk the Suffolk Wildlife Trust works to protect the County's wildlife. Local branch at Southwold. [ website ] The Pattman Family The story of a family and their connections with Blythburgh and Southwold through ale, sail and school. [ website ] Friends Of East Suffolk Performing Arts (FESPA) FESPA is a registered Charity supporting and promoting the good health of the performing arts scene in East Suffolk. [ website ] 'Waverley' And 'Balmoral' Pleasure Steamers Website for these famous pleasure steamers which, as well as operating other UK trips and services, also sail from Southwold (either to London or on a local cruise). [ website ] Black Shuck At Blythburgh In 1577 the evil dog Black Shuck is said to have terrified the congregation in Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh, leaving death, destruction and claw marks in its wake. This item collates reports of phantom dogs throughout the UK. [ website ] Southwold Lighthouse Southwold's unmanned lighthouse is maintained by Trinity House. This is their webpage for Southwold. The Lighthouse is a waymark for passing shipping and a guide for those using Southwold Harbour.In the Lighthouse there are 98 steps up to the first floor, then a further 23 on up to the lookout. The lighthouse is often open to visitors - check the Blythweb Calendar www.blythweb.net/calendar [ website ]

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