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Moping in Southwold, Suffolk - 3rd April 2004

When fanciful aspirations of things that might be are swept aside and the realisation happens that there is no more, then the best thing to do is to go and stand on a windswept beach and just listen to the waves for a while. And so it was, but not before a quick muso hang-out in Diss with the guys from "The Harvs". The trip to Southwold was followed by a stop at Blythburgh for a look inside the church immortalised in the song "Black Shuck" by Lowestoft's "The Darkness". The demon-dog Black Shuck - the name deriving from the Anglo-Saxon for devil, or Scucca - is an East Anglian legend, and is said to haunt graveyards and country lanes. Sometimes Black Shuck is headless, or sometimes has bright eyes that can be seen in the dark. He follows travellers step-for-step, and if they should turn and see him, a close family member will die within 12 months. Both Blythburgh and Bungay churches are said to have scorch marks on their doors caused by blows from Shuck's "fatal paw"

next album: A birthday barbeque and a wander around Pulham - 4th April 2004
previous album: Jess's Birthday Do, King's Head Pulham St Mary - 3rd April 2004

2004 The Harvs on Mere Street

The Harvs on Mere Street

2004 Ian looks over

Ian looks over

2004 Liam and Ian outside Clinton's Cards in Diss

Liam and Ian outside Clinton's Cards in Diss

2004 Some dude talks about Woody Guthrie

Some dude talks about Woody Guthrie

2004 Ninja M wanders past

Ninja M wanders past

2004 Down on the beach at Southwold

Down on the beach at Southwold

2004 Nosher by the concrete promenade

Nosher by the concrete promenade

2004 Another selfie

Another selfie

2004 The mostly-empty beach

The mostly-empty beach

2004 Damaged beach huts

Damaged beach huts

2004 A view through porches

A view through porches

2004 Beach huts, trashed by the sea

Beach huts, trashed by the sea

2004 Tim Hunkin's brilliant water clock

Tim Hunkin's brilliant water clock

2004 The telescope at the end of the pier

The telescope at the end of the pier

2004 When the sea is wavy - a favourite sponsor's plaque on the pier

When the sea is wavy - a favourite sponsor's plaque on the pier

2004 Under the pier

Under the pier

2004 Nosher leans against the pier supports

Nosher leans against the pier supports

2004 Standing on gravel

Standing on gravel

2004 Small changing huts near the car park

Small changing huts near the car park

2004 A derelict boat called Herrac

A derelict boat called Herrac

2004 On top of the cliffs

On top of the cliffs

2004 Blythburgh Church

Blythburgh Church

2004 A thatched house in Blythburgh

A thatched house in Blythburgh

2004 Inside Blythburgh church

Inside Blythburgh church

2004 the church door, with Black Shuck's scorch marks

the church door, with Black Shuck's scorch marks

2004 The roof of the church

The roof of the church

2004 Brick floor, and the font

Brick floor, and the font

2004 The detatched church at Bramfield

The detatched church at Bramfield

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The Harvs on Mere Street

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