Monthly Archives: November 2007

The Changing Face of Hipkin’s Beach

I’ve just spent a most enjoyable day fishing from Hipkin’s beach at the Naze end of Walton-on-the-Naze. A familiar place to many Walton visitors throughout the warm summer months, where a reputable kiosk run by Robert Hipkin offers the best … Continue reading

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Where is this?

I have spent a lot of time today restoring pictures of Walton that have been languishing on my PC’s hard drive for some time. I managed to complete about half of the many that I had scanned previously but not … Continue reading

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WALTON MARKET

Having been away this weekend I have only just picked up last Thursday’s Frinton & Walton Gazette. The front cover story is headlined "Town market’s new lease of life"                                      From EADT 1972      The story goes on to tell how the … Continue reading

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The Wooden Spoon

Yesterday I had the privilege and the pleasure to spend the evening at the fabulous new Wembley Stadium  to watch my son keeping goal for the Microsoft football team. The event was the Microsoft Charity Cup 2007 which raised more … Continue reading

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An Old Timer’s Tale

This is a story which was related to me by one of Walton’s most loved and respected old timers. Eric Brett, known to many as ‘Hector’, (but that’s another story for another day) has a wealth of stories about Walton … Continue reading

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Shopping

Hearing on the news this morning that British Prime Minister Brown wants to ban all plastic shopping bags, got me thinking about how we all managed before they, or Mr Brown, were invented.   40-years-ago we didn’t have out-of-town supermarkets. … Continue reading

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It’s time that I had a Blog

  I have just been told that it is time that I had a blog to entertain you with tales of Walton-on-the-Naze from both the past and the present.   For those of you who don’t know me let me … Continue reading

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