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Aldeburgh is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England; it is located on the Alde river at 52° North, 1° East 1. In the 16th century, Aldeburgh was a leading port, and had a flourishing ship-building industry. Sir Francis Drake's ships Greyhound and Pelican (later renamed Golden Hind) were both built in Aldeburgh. When the River Alde silted up and was unable to accommodate larger ships, the area went into decline. Aldeburgh survived principally as a fishing village until the nineteenth century, when it became popular as a seaside resort. Much of its distinctive and whimsical architecture derives from this period. The river is now home to a flourishing yacht club. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Suffolk (pronounced suffuk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Norfolk and Suffolk, the core area of East Anglia. ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK... A gazetteer is a geographic dictionary index; a combination atlas/almanac. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sir Francis Drake, c. ... This article is about the British ship. ...

The Moot Hall

The Aldeburgh Moot Hall is a timber-framed building which has been used for council meetings for over 400 years. It also houses the local museum. Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 473 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Aldeburgh User:Mel Etitis/Photos ... Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 473 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Aldeburgh User:Mel Etitis/Photos ... <moot> I wish to be the little girl. ...


Outside the town, the Snape Maltings is the venue for a well-known classical music festival every June. The Aldeburgh Festival was founded in 1948 by Benjamin Britten, Eric Crozier, and Peter Pears. Britten died in Aldeburgh in 1976 and Pears in 1986. Big barn house converted into a concert hall in North Suffolk. ... The Aldeburgh Festival is an English festival, largely revolving around classical music. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh, OM (November 22, 1913 – December 4, 1976) was a British composer, conductor and pianist. ... Peter Neville Luard Pears (June 22, 1910 – April 3, 1986) was an English tenor and life-long partner of the composer Benjamin Britten. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Aldeburgh is also famous for its Fish and Chip shop. Owned and run by the Cooney family since the 1970s, it has been described in The Times as "Possibly the finest on the East Coast". Jump to: navigation, search The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom. ...


The town of Aldeburgh or "Owlbarrow" is the setting of a series of children's illustrated books centred on Orlando (The Marmalade Cat) written by Kathleen Hale, who spent holidays in the town. Many of the illustrations in the books feature landmarks in the town, most notably the Moot Hall. Orlando (The Marmalade Cat) is the eponymous hero of a series of 19 illustrated childrens books written by Kathleen Hale between 1938 and 1972. ... Kathleen Hale (1898-2000) was a British artist, illustrator, and childrens author. ...


Aldeburgh was the first British town to elect a female mayor: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, in 1908. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917) was an English physician and feminist, the first woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Aldeburgh has a unique quatrefoil Martello Tower. Jump to: navigation, search Martello towers are small defensive forts built by the British Empire at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. ...


Just north of Aldeburgh are the Sizewell nuclear power stations, near Leiston. Sizewell is a small fishing village with a few holiday homes, just north of the more popular holiday villages of Thorpeness and Aldeburgh on the East Anglian coast, and near Leiston, Suffolk. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about power derived from nuclear reactions. ... link titleLeiston is a town in East Suffolk county in East Anglia in the United Kingdom, near Saxmundham and Aldeburgh, about 2 1/2 miles from the seacoast. ...


Aldeburgh is a member of the European network Cultural Village of Europe. Cultural Village of Europe is a European movement that aims to claim a place for small communities. ...


Aldeburgh was a Parliamentary Borough from medieval times, and returned two Members of Parliament, the right to vote being vested in the Freemen of the town. Latterly it was considered a rotten borough, and lost its representation in the great reform act of 1832. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Jump to: navigation, search The term rotten borough (or pocket borough, as they were seen as being in the pocket of a patron) refers to a parliamentary borough or constituency in the Kingdom of England (pre-1707), the Kingdom of Great Britain (1707-1801), the Kingdom of Ireland (1536-1801... Jump to: navigation, search The British Reform Act of 1832 (2 & 3 Will. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The Scallop

The Scallop

On Aldeburgh's beach, a short distance north of the town centre, stands a sculpture, The Scallop, dedicated to Benjamin Britten, who used to walk along the beach in the afternoons. Created from stainless steel by Suffolk-based artist Maggi Hambling, it stands four metres high, and was unveiled in November 2003. The piece is made up of two interlocking scallop shells, each broken, the upright shell being pierced with the words: "I hear those voices that will not be drowned", which are taken from Britten's opera Peter Grimes. The sculpture is meant to be enjoyed both visually and tactilely, and people are encouraged to sit on it and watch the sea. Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 472 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Aldeburgh User:Mel Etitis/Photos ... Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 472 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Aldeburgh User:Mel Etitis/Photos ... Maggi Hambling (born 1945) is a British painter and sculptor. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Genera See text Scallops are the family Pectinidae of bivalve molluscs. ... Peter Grimes is an opera by Benjamin Britten. ...


External links

  • The Aldeburgh Music festival
  • The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
  • Local directory
  • The Scallop sculpture — from Art Outside
  • Tourist Information

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Aldeburgh - LoveToKnow 1911 (446 words)
ALDEBURGH [ALDBOROUGH], a market town and municipal borough in the Eye parliamentary division of Suffolk, England, the terminus of a branch of the Great Eastern railway, 994 m.
Aldeburgh is governed by a mayor, 4 aldermen and 12 councillors.
Aldeburgh claims to be a borough by prescription: the earliest charter is that granted by Henry VIII.
Aldeburgh (123 words)
Aldeburgh is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England.
The Aldeburgh Moot Hall is a timber-framed building has been used for council meetings for over 400 years, and it still is. It also houses the local museum.
The Aldeburgh Festival was founded in 1948 by Benjamin Britten, Eric Crozier[?] and Peter Pears.
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