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Felixstowe

Felixstowe shown within the United Kingdom
Population 29,349 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference TM306345
District Suffolk Coastal
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FELIXSTOWE
Postcode district IP11
Dialling code 01394
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
UK Parliament Suffolk Coastal
European Parliament East of England
List of places: UKEnglandSuffolk

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For the Aircraft manufacturer, see Seaplane Experimental Station, Felixstowe The Seaplane Experimental Station at Felixstowe was a British aircraft design unit of the early part of the 20th Century. ...


Felixstowe is a North Sea seaport in Suffolk, England. It has the largest container port in the United Kingdom and one of the Haven ports. Situated across the estuary of the River Orwell and River Stour from Harwich in Essex. The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in East Anglia, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Shipping containers at a terminal in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey. ... Major Ports The Haven Ports are a group of five docks on the East Coast of England, these are Felixstowe, Ipswich, Harwich International[1], Harwich Navyard and Mistley. ... The River Orwell from Suffolk Yacht Harbour The River Orwell is a river in the county of Suffolk, England. ... Arms of Harwich Town Council Harwich (IPA, /hɑːˈɹɪtʃ/) is a town in Essex, England, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ...

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History

A village has stood on the site since before the Norman conquest, eventually becoming a linchpin in England's defence, as proved when in 1667 Dutch soldiers landed and failed to capture "Landguard Fort". The town only became a major port in 1886. In addition to shipping, tourism increased, and a pier was constructed in 1905 but is soon to be demolished. Indeed, during the late Victorian period (after circa 1880) it became a fashionable resort, a trend initiated by the opening of Felixstowe railway station, the pier, (see above) and a visit by the then German imperial family. It remained so until the late 1930s. In 1953, 38 died in the town in the North Sea flood. Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest of England was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ... Linchpin are a Rock/ Alternative band from London, England. ... // Events January 20 - Poland cedes Kyiv, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo that put a final end to the Deluge, and Poland lost its status as a Central European power. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the type of foundation, see Deep foundation. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Felixstowe station: the one remaining platform Felixstowe railway station is a railway station serving the town of Felixstowe in Suffolk. ... Face The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The North Sea flood of 1953 and the associated storm combined to create a major natural disaster which affected the coastlines of the Netherlands and England on the night of 31 January 1953 – 1 February 1953. ...


Felixstowe Museum

A museum telling the story of Felixstowe, with a reference library, historic maps, photo archive and 14 rooms of artefacts from Roman finds, the Martello Towers, military social and domestic history through two world wars and into the new Millennium is managed by volunteers from the Felixstowe History and Museum Society. It is located in the old submarine mining establishment building at Landguard Point, between the Fort and Port and is open on Sundays, Bank Holidays and Wednesdays during the summer.


Pier and Railway Stations

During the Second World War the majority of the pier, at the time one of the longest in the country and complete with its own train, was purposely demolished by Royal Engineers to prevent it being used as an easy landing point for enemy troops. Unfortunately after the war the damage was never repaired and the pier never regained its original length. Felixstowe was also one of the few places bombed by the Italians during the Blitz. Mussolini's airforce proved to be no match for the RAF, who shot down a fair number of Italian biplanes over the channel and around Felixstowe itself - one of the few pictures of a shot-down Italian plane over the UK being from here. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


By the late 1990s the pier had been neglected so badly that it was deemed to be unsafe and closed to the public. Ambitious plans have been presented from time to time since the closure of the pier for its redevelopment along with large disused areas of the seafront near the former site of the Felixstowe Beach railway station, but as yet nothing has come of them. For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


The beach railway station itself was demolished in 2004 despite a storm of protest from many local people keen on saving the 137 year-old historical building which the council had branded as 'unsafe'. The station was originally opened in 1877 and was used continuously until 1959, after which it was the site of a small printers for many years until its demolition.[1] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Felixstowe also had a third station, Felixstowe Pier, which was actually sited inside the area of the modern day docks at a small pier popular with pleasure boats. This station was the first to close in 1951. The only remaining station, previously known as Felixstowe Town, opened in 1898 in the well-preserved building which now houses a Solar supermarket. In its prime the station saw more than 20 services an hour, but now hosts only one (the service to Ipswich) on its single remaining platform, which has been created from the far end of one of the original platforms.


Politics

Felixstowe is twinned with the German towns Wesel and Salzwedel. It is administered by Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council, and Felixstowe Town Council. Wesel is a city (population about 61,689 in 2004) in Germany, located at the point where the Lippe River empties into the Rhine. ... Salzwedel is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. ... Suffolk County Council Is the administrative authority for the county of Suffolk, England, providing a range of services under the control of elected county councillors that include education, planning, transport and streets, social services, public safety and more. ... Suffolk Coastal is a local government district in Suffolk, England. ...


Landmarks

A view of Landguard Fort

There is a nature reserve and bird observatory at Landguard Fort and a Golf Clubwhich is amongst the oldest in the UK, having been established in 1881. The Rt. Hon. Arthur Balfour Captain of the Golf Club in 1889, became Captain of the R&A in 1894 and British Prime Minister from 1902-1908. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 2851 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 2851 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... It has been suggested that Reserve design be merged into this article or section. ... A bird observatory is a centre for the study of bird migration and bird populations. ... Built just outside Felixstowe, Suffolk at the mouth of the River Orwell, Landguard Fort was designed to guard the entrance to Harwich. ... For the steel manufacturer, see Arthur Balfour, 1st Baron Riverdale. ... The clubhouse of the R&A. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is the one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, the oldest being the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield. ...


The town has the Spa Pavilion theatre, a 900 seat art deco-tyle building on the promenade, now managed by a private contractor, (Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Led Zeppelin and Showaddywaddy all played there), and a Sunday market that is larger than the one at nearby Ipswich. Asheville City Hall. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Showaddywaddy were a popular 1970s pop group from Leicester, UK. They specialised in revivals of hit songs from the 1950s, and dressed as Teddy Boys. ... Timber framed buildings in St Nicholas Street The Ancient House is decorated with a particularly fine example of pargeting Ipswich (pronounced ) is the county town of Suffolk and a non-metropolitan district in East Anglia, England on the estuary of the River Orwell. ...


Felixstowe has a pebbly beach extending from the port at Landguard Fort to Felixstowe Ferry, an old fishing hamlet on the River Deben. A promenade runs along part of the beach, from the nature reserve in the south-west to Cobbolds Point (Maybush Avenue in east), with traditional beach huts along most of that length. An amusement arcade with snooker halls and food outlets dominate the southern end. The pier, now disused except for a cafe and amusement arcade, stands before a leisure centre, with swimming pool, owned by the local council, now managed by a contractor. Built just outside Felixstowe, Suffolk at the mouth of the River Orwell, Landguard Fort was designed to guard the entrance to Harwich. ...


From Cobbolds Point to Felixstowe Ferry there is a walkway and path, alongside beach huts and the golf course - except for the first 100 yards at Cobbolds Point where coastal protection work now prevents pedestrian access. At low tide from this walkway it is possible to glimpse the seaweed-covered remains of a Roman fort in the water about 50m from the coast.

The old railway station

The town has a sports centre, The Brackenbury, in High Road East, and football, hockey and rugby pitches, together with two bowling greens and other sporting facilities. The sports centre, owned by the council, is managed by a contractor. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 866 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 866 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU...


The town has few leisure facilities. Local associations have no meeting places, except for a small community centre in Old Felixstowe (Ferry Road), and most rely upon church halls.


The library was rebuilt in 2006.


Suffolk Coastal District Council are the local authority, and are based in Woodbridge, with no direct presence in the town. The local parish council, Felixstowe Town Council, is based in the Town Hall, on the seafront at Undercliff Road West.


The Port of Felixstowe

The port of Felixstowe

Today Felixstowe is one of Britain's top three ports (along with Southampton and Tilbury), dealing with 35% of container cargo, and is Europe's fourth busiest, after Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp. In 2002 it was ranked 20th in the world. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 539 KB) The port of Felixstowe, England File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 539 KB) The port of Felixstowe, England File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Southampton (disambiguation). ... Tilbury is located on the north bank of the River Thames, in the borough of Thurrock in England, at the point where the river suddenly narrows to about 800 yards/740 metres in width. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ...


It has good road links to the Midlands via the A14 and to London via the A12 road. The A14 is a major road in England, running from the Port of Felixstowe to the junction of the M1 and M6 motorways near Rugby. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The A12 is a major road in England, a trunk road for most of its length, running from London to Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. ...


The single-track railway line to Ipswich has recently been upgraded to allow larger containers, and many containers are now transported by rail. Timber framed buildings in St Nicholas Street The Ancient House is decorated with a particularly fine example of pargeting Ipswich (pronounced ) is the county town of Suffolk and a non-metropolitan district in East Anglia, England on the estuary of the River Orwell. ...


Sports

The Felixstowe Rugby Club plays in the Suffolk Merit League and the Felixstowe and Walton FC (the Seasiders) play at Dellwood Avenue.


Notable residents

Famous people originating from or associated with Felixstowe include:

musician,drummer for industrial metal band KMFDM,Andy Selway John Mills as Professor Bernard Quatermass in the Thames Television science-fiction serial Quatermass (1979). ... The Duke and Duchess of Windsor on their wedding day. ...


References

  1. ^ Felixstowe Beach Station Destroyed

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Felixstowe is a North Sea seaport in Suffolk, England.
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