Cromer, The Garden Of Sleep 1899
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The gravestones belonged to St Michael's church, which was in Sidestrand. They are surrounded by poppies, which grew in profusion along this cliff top - it is now known as 'Poppyland'. You will not be able to see this tower again unless you own a wet suit and aqualung, for it slipped into the sea below in 1916.

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This image was shot by my great-great grandfather JJ Merrett, makes me proud to know that his work is still being sold. Even more so to know that he shot a subject we can now no longer go and see as it fell into the sea around 1913.