The World’s Longest Bench?

Sometimes I come across objects on my travels which really do stir my imagination.  In the rather traditional beach resort of Littlehampton in West Sussex, I came across – what I am told is – the world’s longest bench. It is apparently 324 m long (1,062 ft), is still growing and offers a seafront perch to all…

End of the Pier Show

Southsea Pier I admit I am something of a sucker for a pier – that magnificent iron engineering feat that projects out into the sea, standing firm (mostly) in all weathers.  A relic of the golden age of travel introduced by the Victorians, day-trippers loving promenading along the pier on their days off, dress up…