Geoff Brock & Bruce Gamble

2006: Southwold

After helping David and Jane to celebrate their joint 50th birthdays, we stayed on in Southwold for a week (as did David and Jane). The weather was wonderful. Here are some pictures...
We had several walks along the sea front with its beach huts.
The little town is very attractive with its greens and Georgian houses. It also has a tiny 40-seat cinema.
The town has a famous brewery, Adnams, which produces some excellent beers sold in some very attractive pubs.
Like many Norfolk and Suffolk villages, Southwold has a huge church, reflecting the fact that these used to be wealthy counties when wool was an important industry.
We climbed the 30m high lighthouse - the stairs were vertiginous! - but the view was worth it.
We took some long walks in the surrounding countryside, stopping at the occasional pub.
A favourite walk of ours is along the front to the river, which can be crossed by a rowboat ferry, and into the town of Walberswick with its half- ruined church
Typical Southwold transport!
We took a couple of trips out of Southwold, visiting Norwich with its Art Noveau arcade and Nornan Cathedral....
... and the churches of Alburgh and Denton, where Geoff's ancestors came from.
We stayed at Summerly, a large and comfortable house, which had everything one could need, including a huge library of books.
©Geoff Brock and Bruce Gamble