Tuesday, June 26, 2012
"Houses Made of Wrecked Ships"
The Victorian church of the Holy Trinity and All Saints at the village of Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk, snapped by my wife as we hiked around it last week. The tower is seven stories high, built to serve as a landmark from the sea, but many died on the notorious shifting sands off Winterton Ness, and many of the church graves are of the drowned. In 1722 Daniel Defoe (who wrote Robinson Crusoe) remarked on all the houses of the village being made from the timbers of wrecked ships.