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44 pages A5 paperback, including a map and 59 colour images
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ISBN 978-0-9935933-0-7

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Published in April 2016 by Shingle Street Publishing
Oxley House, Shingle Street, Suffolk IP12 3BE
www.shinglestreetsurvey.org.uk

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‘Let’s hope Knowing Your Place is the start of a trend, because Shingle Street proves that once you do look at your place, in real detail – wherever it is – it’s likely to contain more life than you ever imagined.’
Michael McCarthy in the Independent

Knowing Your Place: Wildlife in Shingle Street
Jeremy Mynott

Shingle Street is a tiny hamlet on the Suffolk coast perched precariously between land and sea. There are only some sixty adults and children living here – but that’s just the population of Homo sapiens. We are surrounded by a much greater number of other life forms – over 1,300 of them – which also give the place its identity and make it special. This booklet is both an introduction to and a celebration of that larger local community.

Britain’s wildlife is currently threatened as never before. It has been estimated that in the last fifty years we have lost over half of it – a staggering and shocking statistic. In this situation it is increasingly important for local communities to become aware of the natural wealth in their area, lest it disappears before they even understand its extent and value.

The booklet describes briefly all the main habitats in Shingle Street and the kinds of wildlife that have been recorded here – all 379 species of moths, 314 flowering plants, 222 birds, 59 spiders … everything down to 1 false scorpion.

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44 pages A5 paperback, illustrated with old charts, prints and photographs of coastguards, pilots, fishermen and their dwellings.
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ISBN 978-0-9935933-1-4

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Published in June 2016 by Shingle Street Publishing
Oxley House, Shingle Street, Suffolk IP12 3BE
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Life on the Edge: A Brief History of Shingle Street
Tim Miller

This brief history starts in about 1800 with the erection of a wooden pilot house at the mouth of the River Ore and the subsequent growth of a small tight-knit community of pilots and coastguards living with their families on a remote shingle beach on Hollesley Bay.

Life was hard. The men pitted their strength and skill against the unrelenting force of the sea, piloting vessels into the river, saving those wrecked on the shoals of the bar and guarding the coast against invasion. Their wives kept house with slender means, picking up coal on the tide line, helping in the salvage of ship-wrecked goods or taking in washing for a few wealthy visitors who began coming to pass the summer in holiday homes. Regattas were held in the bay and the idea of Shingle Street on Sea as a small resort was promoted and then abandoned.

The Life Boat Inn was the centre of the hamlet’s life which continued its traditional pattern until 1939, when the coast became a military zone, the beach was mined and the inhabitants evacuated at a day’s notice. When they returned after the war, a new era in Shingle Street’s history began.

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