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Reports From Coastal Stations By Geoff Saunders

Geoff Saunders book Reports from Coastal Stations – a journey around the Shipping Forecast Areas, is a mix of travellers’ tales, history and a little science. It has attracted great reviews.

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Two girls on a houseboat at Old Leigh

The Houseboats Of Old Leigh (Guest Blog)

Carol Edwards book ‘The Life And Times Of House Boats of Leigh On Sea’ details the decades long battle between the 200 strong houseboat community and Southend corporation, life as a house boat dweller, how some people turned once derelict wrecks into comfortable living accommodation and their final eviction in the 1950’s

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St Osyth Creek – The Old Barge Quay

The saltings along St Osyth Creek are littered with history if you know what you are looking at. We have been wandering past the old wooden quay side for years but only recently found out a little more about it from local shipwright Alan Williams.

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