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This is the town that is famous for the 1930's "Hunger March" caused by the intense poverty that followed the closing of the Charles Palmer shipyard. The last of the surviving marchers, Cornelius Whalen died in 2003 at the age of 93...
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Much of Jaywick was built during the early part of the 20th century when Mr. Frank Stedman, a business man, bought the existing marshland to turn into a holiday resort...
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In 1501, Catherine of Aragon stayed at The Queen’s Arms in Charmouth, Dorset. It is also where King Charles stayed on Septemeber 22 1651. The king was trying to escape Oliver Cromwell's soldiers, and was given refuge by the landlady at the time, Margret Ward. The building is now known as The Abbots house and is the oldest building in Charmouth.