My Paternal Great Grandmother Ellen Louise DIX’s family originated from Dunwich in Suffolk, famous for being the town that disappeared under the sea.
Therefore I am always on the lookout for old postcards of the village, although these seem to be very hard to track down!!
However I have recently been lucky with two great finds having discovered an old postcard of the village showing the Ship Hotel and the village stores and also one of the village school.
UPDATE: I have now been contacted with information about this Ship Hotel postcard which had incorrectly been sold to me as a Dunwich postcard and now know that it is fact the Ship Hotel in Saxilby in Lincolnshire, which is sadly now closed down. This all makes sense now as the postcard was sent to an address in Lincoln – many thanks to Richard for this information and additional research, which is very much appreciated.
Ship Hotel in Saxilby in Lincolnshire while still open
I am going to research these two postcards in more detail, but if anyone has any information about these images or has any other old photographs of Dunwich that they would be willing to share, it would be great to hear from you.