After the 1914-18 war


In the distance on the left, you can see what is left of the mill that stood on the marsh opposite Grouts Lane, after the artillery used it for target practise (with the excuse that it was a dangerous land-mark for German planes)!

This picture is taken from just east of the entrance to beach road. The creek runs along parallel to the coast road. You can see the supports of the plank walk-way along the side of beach road, built by the army for the soldiers to be able to reach the Rocket House during World War I, without having to wade through flood-water. which was usually 2-3 feet deep over the road in those days. In fact they say that the army flooded the marshes deliberately.


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