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Caption for Winterton On Sea, The Beach Road C1955: The unmade road leads from the village to the beach. The sand-dunes are covered with marram grass, which helps knit them together and prevent erosion on this windy coast. The church here, as in many coastal parishes, has a very tall tower to act as a landmark: Winterton church tower is 130 feet high.

Memories of Winterton-on-Sea

Eddy Shreeve was my great-great uncle, he was a coastguard at Winterton during the 1950s. He then went on to be a coastguard at Yarmouth. He retired to Walton on Naze befor he died in 1985 aged 78. Does anyone have any information or stories about Eddy? We would be very grateful if you would email some (...Read full memory)

Eddie Shreeve was my grandad. He was posted to Walton on Naze Coast guard. It was here that his daughter met her future husband, who was also living in the coast guard houses in Walton. My mum and dad, still live there. I have put 1975 as the year of the memory as that was the year that I was born and still have a (...Read full memory)

Walter Shreeve (Tiny) was my great-grandad, he was a one-time weight lifter, wrestler and boxer and a swimming coach in Great Yarmouth and Norwich. As a swimming coach he had many national champions. He coached at the Gorleston Pool and also the Eagle, Swan and the Samson swimming pools in Norwich. He was born in (...Read full memory)

This photo stirs memories of West Somerton, my 1940's and 1950's childhood home. We kids trying to fish with bamboo stakes, string and worms, sitting beside serious fishermen on these banks. Then there was the time the river froze, we investigated and my sister went through the thin ice. We were wary of the river, (...Read full memory)

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