We're exploring the remains of the medieval city of Dunwich!
An exhibition, a concert and a film.
On the hottest day of the year so far, 30 eager children from St Mary's School in Woodbridge created a coastal garden in a day!
The word is really getting out there!
Collect a Suffolk set!
Then we want to hear from you!
What do the remains of a squirrel and a cat, hazelnut shells and a field maple casket all have in common?
by Bill Jenman, Touching the Tide Project Manager. If someone asks what we’re about, I always talk about East Lane, Bawdsey.
This part of the coast was eroding rapidly, threatening two houses and the historic Martello Tower. Previously, the Government simply paid for coast defences, but by 2009 there was much less public money around so the new rock armour was partly paid for by innovative “enabling developments.” Twenty-six new houses were built in areas where they wouldn’t previously have been permitted, with the profits going to fund the new defences.
But there again…
So what do you think?
Different people (original residents, owners of the new homes, beach visitors, archaeologists) will all have a different viewpoint.
If you now understand this complexity, but still have your own view, Touching the Tide has done its job. Next time coastal change comes up, in the pub or in a formal consultation, please take part in the debate and help to shape the future of our changing coast.