Hornsea is a seaside town not far from us. I normally go there every week for my writing group but that is cancelled because of Covid. We are making use of the fine weather to explore. Although I go there regularly, there is much of the town that I’ve never seen.
It used to be grand but now it is down market. It declined when Beeching cut the railway link leaving it rather isolated.
We started on the Mainstreet. There are many fine houses from all the different incarnations of the town.
Then headed off down the back streets.
This is in the park – an extensive park with lots of facilities – but this is part of the moat for the great Manor House that no longer exists.
We then had a walk along the prom. Sandy beaches with few people and lots of social distancing – warm sun and cold North Sea.
This is the facade of the old railway station.
Through the memorial gardens dedicated to all those killed in the wars of the last hundred-odd years – so many young men needlessly slaughtered.
I wonder if they’ll put up memorials for the Covid victims in years to come?
Past the main church with its impressive spire.
On to the mere – a large lake with reed banks and boating. A great place for nature.