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Old Hunstanton
 

A 30 minute Coastal cruise in the M.F.V. Sealion or the 60 seater Wash Monster amphibious vessel, out of The Wash and into the North Sea, viewing the cliffs, lighthouse and Old Hunstanton.

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Is steeped in history as you will discover whilst listening to the narrative on our Guided Tour. Old Hunstanton was a favoured landing place of smugglers and was often a prime target for the 'King's Men' who patrolled this stretch of coastline in the 18th Century! In the graveyard of St Mary the Virgin at Old Hunstanton are buried two soldiers who were killed in battles with smugglers. The epitaphs read:

In memory of William Webb, late of the 15th D'ns, who was shot from his Horse by a party of Smugglers on the 26 of Sepr. 1784
I am not dead but sleepeth here,
And when the Trumpet Sound I will appear
Four balls thro' me Pearced there way:
Hard it was. I'd no time to pray
This stone that here you Do see
My Comerades Erected for the sake of me

Here lie the mangled remains of poor William Green, an Honest Officer of the Government, who in the faithful discharge of his duty was inhumanely murdered by a gang of Smugglers in this Parish, September 27th, 1784

One of them was shot in Sea Lane which is opposite The Lodge Hotel in Old Hunstanton!

 

  

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