Terry Bristow-Jones, Debenham

Terry Bristow-Jones, Debenham

Terry Bristow-Jones, Debenham I bought my hut in 2009 after both my parents had died. I had spent my early years, in the 1950s, living in Felixtowe and have many happy memories of the beach and the sea, and my aunt’s hut. My father loved the sea and my...
Eileen Vinyard (Ipswich resident)

Eileen Vinyard (Ipswich resident)

Eileen Vinyard (Ipswich resident) Our original beach hut was built by my grandfather who was a carpenter, around 100 years ago (I am now 83 years old).  So we have never bought a beach hut. Originally it was placed on the Wireless Green, close to Beach Station. We...
Terry Bristow-Jones, Debenham

Shirley Daley, Ipswich

Shirley Daley, Ipswich My husband and I bought our beach hut about 10 years ago with some money from my mother’s estate. My mum’s house was sold to fund her nursing care and after her death there was a little money left so we bought the beach hut. As we are retired we...
Terry Bristow-Jones, Debenham

Gareth Craze, Ipswich

Gareth Craze, Ipswich Our beach hut was bought when our children were babies and they are now 23 and 25. It was bought as a present for my wife and I by my in-laws, who were hoping to move to Felixstowe from Ely. Unfortunately, my father in law passed away, but over...
Sarah Caddick, Felixstowe

Sarah Caddick, Felixstowe

Sarah Caddick, Felixstowe Before I bought my beach hut, I could only stay out at the beach for a short while. I have ME, use a wheelchair and scooter, and have to rest lying down every couple of hours throughout the day. If I went to the beach independently on my...
Terry Bristow-Jones, Debenham

Anna Cooper, Burstall near Ipswich

Anna Cooper, Burstall near Ipswich My friend, Pat James, and I bought our hut 20 years ago. Pat was after a hut at Walton at the time, but they were too expensive! We decided to go halves on hut number 727 and always joked that we would never realise our investment as...