Thursday, 28 September 2017

Frinton-on-Sea - dead posh

Frinton - Posh and now with a pub!
In the 1890s several developers created a town from scratch and laid out the golf course. And plans for a pier rejected, they did include a Greensward, which separates the Esplanade from the sea.

Here on the Greensward Trevor and I enjoyed our fish and chips.

In the first half of the 20th century, Frinton attracted visitors from high society with a lido complete with palm trees, shopping with, Connaught Avenue, named after the Duke of Connaught and christened East Anglia's Bond Street!
Until recently there were no pubs. Although there have long been bars in seafront hotels and at the golf and War Memorial clubs. Frinton’s first pub was the Lock and Barrel, opened in 2000.

My good friend photographer and architect conceived the idea Travels with My Architect. It was and is a series of seaside jaunts where Trevor with cameras and I, with Moleskine and pens visit the offbeat parts of the Essex, Suffolk and Kent and get the place down on paper and film.  We seek out the unusual, outré, and idiosyncratic bits of any place where we end up.

Our early travels to Jaywick, Canvey Island, Shotley and Dungeness are published in the book Curious Coast. You can download the PDF for free right here

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