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...

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...

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...