Monthly Archives: January 2013

60 Years Ago tonight – The Great Flood

Exactly sixty years ago as I write this, Walton and much of the East Coast was about to be inundated with a huge surge of water from the North Sea. A combination of a high Spring tide and wind over … Continue reading

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Having just experienced a few cold days and a fall of snow here in Walton reminded me of a very different town exactly 50 years ago. 24th January 1963 dawned as a bright sunny day, but bitterly cold. Not many folk … Continue reading

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A Happy Ending

Back in December 2007 I wrote a post here which made reference to André Sranz, who used to run the beach kiosk on the Albion Beach, when I was a boy. In 2009  I received a Facebook message out of … Continue reading

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173 new photos added to Walton Photo Archive today

I’ve been very busy today adding loads of new photos to the Archive. Any photo with a reference number higher than 1784 is new to the Archive. If you’ve got an hour to spare check them out at

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Do You Recognise These People?

I have been scanning a lot of negatives from the 1960s and several of the faces, although familiar to me, I could not put a name to. So here goes – it’s your turn please I now realise the error … Continue reading

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Childhood Memories of Hipkins’ Coalyard

Isn’t it amazing how photographs from the past bring back such wonderful childhood memories. Today has been a special day being my  birthday which was celebrated with a family lunch. But although I received some splendid presents I have taken immense … Continue reading

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