1895 Print over 100 years old Aldeburgh the Beach


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Old print photograph out of a book, the edition was dated 1895.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm, available also in just a gold frame, your choice.  RTC.12.

Entitled – Aldeburgh.

Below the picture an inscription read:  

Aldeburgh –  Wilkie Collins calls this town “a curious little outpost on the shores of England, where the German Ocean has swallowed up streets, market-places, jetties, and public walks, and the merciless waters, consummating their work of devastation, closed no longer than eight years since over the salt-master’s cottage at Aldeburgh, now famous in memory only as the birthplace of the poet Crabbe.”

A peculiar feature is formed by the River Alde, which runs from behind the town, and, when apparently about to enter the sea, turns along the coast, shut in by a narrow spit of shingle twelve miles long.

On the other side of the town is the Mere, a stretch of low waste land; and at the back of it a height which makes an agreeable walk, and a common turned into a good golf ground.

On the background the town is spreading slowly, the sea-front being limited and made up of old fashioned houses, without any attempt at the pretentious conventionality of an esplanade.

The road, however, form a pleasant promenade, continued on to the Mere in one direction and to the Spit in the other, with a lively view of sea and shipping – the great north tradeway passing right front of Aldeburgh.

The beach is rather steep and shingly, covered with rolled flints, among which are frequently found pieces of amber, cornelians, and other valuable pebbles.

The absence of seaweed keeps it clean.

Aldeburgh claims the distinction of having the lowest rainfall in England.

The population numbers 2,159.

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