Tiff

17 Jun 2016 181 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image SOUTHWOLD

SOUTHWOLD

The town

 

 

 

 

Southwold was mentioned in Domesday Book (1086) as a fishing port, and after the "capricious River Blyth withdrew from Dunwich in 1328, bringing trade to Southwold in the 15th century", it received its town charter from Henry VII in 1489. Over the following centuries, however, a shingle bar built up across the harbour mouth, preventing the town from becoming a major Early Modern port: "The shingle at Southwold Harbour, the mouth of the Blyth, is ever shifting," William Whittaker observed in 1887.

The town was the home of a number of Puritan emigrants to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1630s, notably a party of 18 assembled under Rev. Young, which travelled in the Mary Ann in 1637. Richard Ibrook, born in Southwold and a former bailiff of the town, emigrated to Hingham, Massachusetts, along with Rev. Peter Hobart, son of Edmund Hobart of Hingham, Norfolk. Rev. Hobart had been an assistant vicar of St Edmund's Church, Southwold after graduating from Magdalene College, Cambridge. Hobart married in America Rebecca Ibrook, daughter of his fellow Puritan Richard Ibrook. The migrants to Hingham were led by Robert Peck, vicar of St Andrew's Church in Hingham and a native of Beccles.

In 1659 a fire devastated most of the town and damaged St Edmund's Church, whose original structure dated from the 12th century. The fire created a number of open spaces within the town which were never rebuilt. Today this "series of varied and very delightful village greens" and the restriction of expansion because of the surrounding marshes, have preserved its genteel appearance

SOUTHWOLD

The town

 

 

 

 

Southwold was mentioned in Domesday Book (1086) as a fishing port, and after the "capricious River Blyth withdrew from Dunwich in 1328, bringing trade to Southwold in the 15th century", it received its town charter from Henry VII in 1489. Over the following centuries, however, a shingle bar built up across the harbour mouth, preventing the town from becoming a major Early Modern port: "The shingle at Southwold Harbour, the mouth of the Blyth, is ever shifting," William Whittaker observed in 1887.

The town was the home of a number of Puritan emigrants to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1630s, notably a party of 18 assembled under Rev. Young, which travelled in the Mary Ann in 1637. Richard Ibrook, born in Southwold and a former bailiff of the town, emigrated to Hingham, Massachusetts, along with Rev. Peter Hobart, son of Edmund Hobart of Hingham, Norfolk. Rev. Hobart had been an assistant vicar of St Edmund's Church, Southwold after graduating from Magdalene College, Cambridge. Hobart married in America Rebecca Ibrook, daughter of his fellow Puritan Richard Ibrook. The migrants to Hingham were led by Robert Peck, vicar of St Andrew's Church in Hingham and a native of Beccles.

In 1659 a fire devastated most of the town and damaged St Edmund's Church, whose original structure dated from the 12th century. The fire created a number of open spaces within the town which were never rebuilt. Today this "series of varied and very delightful village greens" and the restriction of expansion because of the surrounding marshes, have preserved its genteel appearance

comments (21)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2016, 01:06
That's FUN!
Chris: We were having fun with this distorting mirrors at the end of the pier Bonnie
Who are those strange people?
Chris: Visitors from another planet Larry
  • Martine
  • France
  • 17 Jun 2016, 02:30
Jolis autoportraits avec ces miroirs déformants.
Chris: Grown ups being silly Martine
These are so great! Thanks for the history lesson - Will you share more photo's from Southwold?
Chris: In time I will Elizabeth
this was a great history lesson Chris...but i love the clowns in the warped mirrors much more....petersmile
Chris: What a collection of idiots!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jun 2016, 04:45
Ha, the boys having fun grin....Thanks for the read-up....By the look of you there was a lot of wind, it looks that you all are 'blown out of your figure'.....
Chris: Yes indeed we were Astrid, all blame for this can be laid squarely at the door of Comrade Trim
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2016, 05:45
The locals have been cut-ff so long they have developed many quirks of in-breeding, Chris.
Chris: A horrible thought..
Did someone say "genteel?" grin
Chris: There's nothing genteel about these people Ginnie, believe me..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Jun 2016, 07:34
Oh, Bill's dies has been very successful, he became "schlank und rank".
Chris: He only has two breakfast these days instead of three Philine..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Jun 2016, 07:35
sorry: diet! (Where is the delete-button?)
Oh how we all larfed!
Chris: Yes we did. Perhaps we should all seek to acquire proper lives..
  • Lisl
  • Europe
  • 17 Jun 2016, 08:42
Did you know that my father's family came from Southwold, Chris? They were fishermen and net-makers
Chris: Thank you for this Lisl: very interesting
I love the way that Bill is actually 'posing' in the right hand picture Tiff.
Chris: And have you admired his slimline loveliness Chad?
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 17 Jun 2016, 09:18
ho ho ho
Chris: I'm glad you appreciate my artistic merit
If you and Bill develop knee problems, I would trace it back to here, when in the photo on the right, all your weight was just too much for those tiny knees.
Chris: Yes indeed Mary
See when you are grown ups you won't be able to do these things...Oh, hang on...
Chris: Err..when we get to the age of around fifteen we'll start thinking about other things I expect
your dwarf version looks exceedingly cheerful, Chris. nice shots.
Chris: This was a cheerful time Ayush
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Jun 2016, 13:14
A series of delightful greens - Southwold should be good at cricket smile Are these pictures of some more puritans, before they left for Massachusetts?
Chris: I don't think puritans were like this mob Louis..
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jun 2016, 13:50
Thanks for the lesson about SOuthwold; all news to me. I did see the Aviva Woman's Tour actually cycle through Adanms Brewery but they did not stop for a drink. I'm sure there are people in Scumsville that look those shown here.
Chris: As thin as these fine examples of humanity - surely not!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jun 2016, 15:48
My thoughts were similar to Ginnie's smile
You all look as if you are having a great time!
Chris: We'll grow up one day Anne..one day
Great fun, but it makes me think there is something strange in the water in Suffolk!
Chris: Indeed Brian: Sizewell is just around the corner..

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera unknown
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed unknown
aperture f/0.0
sensitivity unknown
focal length 0.0mm
THE KENNETTHE KENNET
MOBILITY AIDSMOBILITY AIDS
TIED UP AT PRESENT BUT...TIED UP AT PRESE...

Warning