Mudeford Sandbank News

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Image Archive

Hengistbury Head poem

This poem, illustrated by local Tuckton artist Isobel Saul, was penned by Kathleen Foley probably in the 1930's. A treasured momento of Arthur Whitby, an old-time hutter, it has been placed here for all to enjoy. It was set to music as part of the Confluence project. It is a long term aim of this paper to save such lost treasures for the next generation - Go to full article...


Postcards of the area old and new

The Black House

Life imitates art. Brian's mid 90's picture of the Black House and the huts at the extreme end of the sandbank artistically deleted an ugly block-built fishermans hut from the foreground. But in the severe storm of early January 1998 it was washed into the sea, anyway! Today the area has been secured with large portland boulders.

The Harbour

Just a few lines on the page, but the peace and tranquility of the harbour are once more captured for the viewer.

The Run

Mr Randall, again.

Hengistbury Head Estates

Professor Barry Cunliffe, the eminent Oxford archaeologist, warned of the encroachment to the headland by a "bungaloid excrescence". This drawing graphically shows the colonisation in progress. Perhaps he meant the huts?

Harbour Illustration

Samuel Hartley Braithwaite executed this etching around 1921 - Go to full article...

Beach Huts

Mr Randall also allowed this hut scene to appear in the Mudeford Sandbank News, capturing in a few lines the essence of the place. This drawing on the front page sold more copies, more quickly than any other picture, even if a little artistic licence was employed.

The Spit

This 1927 aerial photograph proves Braithwaite's reputation for accuracy and demonstrates the hut colonisation is well underway. By 1931 over 100 huts were reported to be here.