A heartwarming beachhut story

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A great photo of some Southwold beach huts

As a child Michael Whitaker played on Southwold beach and took shelter in the family beach hut, just as his father, his grandmother and his great-grandfather did.

The beach hut was a humble fisherman’s hut in his great-grandfather’s day, and a hut on the very same site stayed in the family for 100 years – since before Southwold had a promenade or even a pier.

In 1986 it was sold, but now after a gap of more than 20 years, the hut is back in the family again. It has been rebuilt over the years – most recently this year, after it was damaged in storms last November – but still stands on the same site as Arthur Benjamin Smith’s hut.

By Andrew Wilcox

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