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Didn't I read somewhere that often these schemes to prevent erosion in one place usually increase erosion in another place?
One of the ones I noticed recently that appears to have been quite successful (dunno if it was on the FTMB or not) involved placing tonnes and tonnes of sand on a beach area to act as a more natural defence against erosion. What has happened is that, as predicted, the majority of the sand has now worked it's way further out from the beach forming a 'shelf' which lessens the force of the waves.
 

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In 1901, author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came to North Norfolk to recuperate from a fever he’d caught in South Africa. While here, he and his companion were asked to dine at Cromer hall by Benjamin Bond Cabbell. During dinner Cabbell told them the story of his ancestor, Richard Cabbell, who had been killed by a devilish dog. Richard Cabbell had pursued and stabbed his wife, who he thought was being unfaithful but while committing the crime the woman’s faithful dog attacked him and tore out his throat. The ghost of the dog was said to haunt each new generation of the Cabbell family. Conan Doyle’s imagination was captivated by this story and he used it to create one of his most famous Sherlock Holmes books, ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles.’
It is clear that Richard Cabbell became the model for the evil Hugo Baskerville, and interestingly the name of the coachman who drove Conan Doyle to Cromer Hall was apparently Baskerville.

Image: Cromer Hall taken between 1890 and 1914.

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I've met the current generation of Cabbells a few times and they're very friendly and down to Earth. Walking through the front door, you almost expect to see Morticia Addams but we were met by Lady Cabbell who was actually enthusiastic about us doing a ghost invest there but admitted that the place wasn't haunted. So we didn't do it.
 

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She's got an honest face.
Yeah, well, that's how they sucker you in! Those 'honest face' ones are the ones you really need to watch.
 

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No..........Cromartie
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While in Norwich today (I didn't dare go any further into the heart of darkness) I noticed a lifelike drawing of a Cromeronian.
 

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It can't possibly be a native Cromeronian - it appears to have the correct number of fingers and toes (5 per hand and foot)
 

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It can't possibly be a native Cromeronian - it appears to have the correct number of fingers and toes (5 per hand and foot)
Yes, it does indeed seem to have the correct number of everything ... as far as we can see.
 

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The story of how a world-famous genius ended up hiding under armed guard in a log cabin on a remote heath has been told in a new book.
Albert Einstein found sanctuary in the cabin on Roughton Heath, near Cromer, Norfolk, for three weeks in 1933 after fleeing the Nazis.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-59401006
 

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Fascinating story, Victory. That hut looks like a proper little home-from-home. And Einstein had his own little herd of goats!
 

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Here's a thought: Einstein won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. In 1933 he spent three months living near Cromer, then never won another Nobel Prize as long as he lived!

Proof positive - if it were needed - of Cromer's pernicious effect on the human mind.

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The story of how a world-famous genius ended up hiding under armed guard in a log cabin on a remote heath has been told in a new book.
Albert Einstein found sanctuary in the cabin on Roughton Heath, near Cromer, Norfolk, for three weeks in 1933 after fleeing the Nazis.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-59401006
However, his routine on The General Theory of Relativity didn’t go down all that well at the end of the pier.
 

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The story of how a world-famous genius ended up hiding under armed guard in a log cabin on a remote heath has been told in a new book.
Albert Einstein found sanctuary in the cabin on Roughton Heath, near Cromer, Norfolk, for three weeks in 1933 after fleeing the Nazis.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-59401006
Bloody tourists. :mad:

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy also visited us a while back then went on a killing spree driving out of Cromer so Max might have a point. She could have stabbed my old flatmate at the Roman Camp garage (she was caught on camera there) but he'd thrown a sickie that day. If he hadn't, I would have probably been hanging out with him there .. I used to walk on the road she'd selected to kill random blokes on that day.

 
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Here's a thought: Einstein won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. In 1933 he spent three months living near Cromer, then never won another Nobel Prize as long as he lived!

Proof positive - if it were needed - of Cromer's pernicious effect on the human mind.


I wonder how many Nobel Prizes I would have gone on to win if I had never had those childhood holidays in Cromer?
 

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There is/was a blue wooden box with a glass door just down the road from me where people could take a book and leave a book. Some wanker set it on fire last night. :mad: .. I might drop off some books to them later, I know someone who'd build them a new one at no charge ..

"We were devastated to be woken at 6 this morning to see the fire brigade at The Book Worms Beach Hut….sadly none of it could be saved and we are all very upset as we can only assume the fire was started on purpose (how else can a wooden hut with no electricity combust in the rain!!)…..we hope to come back from this as we know it has been a great success. Many thanks to the Cromer fire crew for coming out and helping."

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Your entire ancestry, as far back as the Fianna and the Fir Bolg, is dead to me.

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That's a bit harsh Max, it's not his fault he's an Irish .. his ancestors would have shot more deer given the chance if we hadn't shat on them so they had to do that no arms dancing thing instead. Show some sensitivity man.
 

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Bloody tourists. :mad:

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy also visited us a while back then went on a killing spree driving out of Cromer so Max might have a point. She could have stabbed my old flatmate at the Roman Camp garage (she was caught on camera there) but he'd thrown a sickie that day. If he hadn't, I would have probably been hanging out with him there .. I used to walk on the road she'd selected to kill random blokes on that day.

Thankfully, I'd moved away from Peterborough by then. Otherwise, I could have been a victim too.
 

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That's a bit harsh Max, it's not his fault he's an Irish .. his ancestors would have shot more deer given the chance if we hadn't shat on them so they had to do that no arms dancing thing instead. Show some sensitivity man.

We passed secret messages to each other that way under Sasanach noses each step was a rune.
 

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Thankfully, I'd moved away from Peterborough by then. Otherwise, I could have been a victim too.
One night, me and my flatmate were sitting in our living room when two women we'd never seen before just walked in ..

"Oh, we're sorry. We thought this was a bathroom!"

"Erm .. no, it's not. It's our flat? .. if you need the bathroom you can use ours though?"

There used to be a nightclub in the basement of our building, they were pissed up ..

They were taking too long, I wasn't about to walk in on mystery girl B in my toilet so I peered out of my front door to be greeted by the sight of mystery girl A waving a bit of wood at me in a defensive manner ..

"Look, we don't even know who you are and I've just let your friend use my toilet. Please don't hit me with that bit of wood.", then I went back inside and they both left ..

About 20 minutes later there was a knock on our front door, the building security guy who also ran the nightclub was standing there with these two sheepish looking girls and my surf board. It turned out they'd decided to nick it but then went back to the night club and were waving it about on the dancefloor .. he'd recognised it as mine so ..

"We're really really sorry!" ..

"Oh for fuck's sake .. everyone knows everyone in Cromer!, there's only two roads in and out of here! .. be more careful!"

He smirked, they breathed out and the world kept turning.
 
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