NLU3A SPRING STUDY TOUR
Sunday 21st May to Thursday 25th May 2017
We are going to Suffolk – an agricultural county with a Heritage Coast that has seen invasion by the Angles and the Danes. Over centuries, it has also mustered defences against the threat of invasion from the French, the Dutch and most latterly the Nazis. However these days the threat is from the sea. The defence of the coastline, as we shall see, gives rise to much controversy.
We will visit a number of towns, each with unique features – medieval streets, beach huts, churches built in the boom of the wool trade, a working mill, an 18th century factory, the homes of an artist and a composer. We can rest by riversides and walk in gardens and stroll on the beach. We will explore a castle, a fort, a ruined priory and a stately home. We may even get in a boat or visit a brewery or go up a lighthouse.