The Anonymous Widower

Landguard Fort

Felixstowe was the last place in the UK, to be invaded by foreign forces, when the Dutch tried to capture Landguard Fort in 1667.  They failed due to the efforts of Nathaniel Darrell.  That is why the 2nd of July is Darrell’s Day in Suffolk.

It is a place well worth a visit with a reasonable entry charge, lots of things to see and an excellent audio commentary.

I also found it a good place to try out my waling and climbing skills after a stroke.  In only a couple of places did I need a helping hand.

June 29, 2010 - Posted by | World | , , , , ,

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  2. […] a lot to us here in Suffolk, as on that day in 1667, Nathaniel Darrell and his brave marines at Landguard Fort near Felixstowe, repulsed the last attempted invasion of the United […]

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  3. […] is all good news, but are places like Middlesbrough ready for it.  In my travels recently, London, East Suffolk and Newcastle certainly are. 52.245212 […]

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