Jumping Along a Line of Anti-Tank Cubes at Aldeburgh

Sebastian Welford, Chiddingfold

We managed to get to Aldeburgh to go swimming occasionally; I can remember the Scaffolding sea defences which had occasional gaps to get through to get to the sea. There was more sand on the beach then (the groynes have built up the shingle since), and after the war when the scaffolding was removed many of the U shaped clamps were left behind. These made excellent vehicles to go along tracks in the sand.


North and South of the town there were tank blocks. Most of these are still there, and the ones to the south have been piled up to make part of the sea wall. It was possible for the brave to run along the top of the blocks, jumping the gaps. The blocks to the north have largely merged into the marshes.