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Walberswick

Archaeologist Ben Robinson discovers the surprising story of this former medieval port on the Suffolk coast.

Archaeologist Ben Robinson discovers the surprising story of this former medieval port on the Suffolk coast.

Coastal villages are often seen as remote places for retreat and relaxation. However, they have often been on the front line of history - from the arrival of Christianity to battles with neighbours and nature, from slave trading to the birth of modern tourism.

Today, Walberswick is a favourite coastal retreat for writers, artists and day trippers. But for centuries, the village lurched from prosperity to poverty. In medieval times, it fought a bitter battle for supremacy against the neighbouring port of Dunwich and finally fell victim to politics, fire and the might of the sea.

29 minutes

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Thu 31 Dec 2020 02:10

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Ben Robinson
Producer Clive Dunn
Executive Producer Tony Parker
Executive Producer Diana Hare

Broadcasts

  • Mon 16 Dec 2019 19:30
  • Thu 26 Mar 2020 19:30
  • Wed 8 Apr 2020 08:30
  • Wed 4 Nov 2020 19:30
  • Wed 30 Dec 2020 19:00
  • Thu 31 Dec 2020 02:10