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Frinton on Sea

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Frinton on Sea

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Frinton on Sea

The Essex coastal town finds itself nominated as an icon for its indelible, largely unchanged character. While other resorts have gone headlong into computer game arcades and bouncy castles, Frinton remains defiantly, proudly unreconstructed, an image of an English seaside idyll circa 1955. Only in 2000 did it made the leap into hosting a public house. Rows of sturdily built Victorian wooden beach huts stand guard on the golden sands, while impeccably behaved day trippers saunter in peace along the handsome esplanade. Even entering the place feels like traversing a border, as you must turn off the B1035 and over a level crossing when you see the sign. The railway effectively bifurcates Frinton, with the area “inside the Gates” seen as the inner sanctum. And what beguilements await the discerning traveller? A stroll among the well-kept shops of Connaught Avenue, which leads to the seafront. A round of golf perhaps, or a set of tennis. A visit to one of the many churches, which date back to Norman times. But no bouncy castles. Frinton does not go in for bouncing.

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Frinton on sea , inside the railway gates, is an well known town, where time has been made to stand still. Only recently has a pub and a fish and chip shop been allowed to open

Chris Richards


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I nominate the red pillar box.

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