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From The Gold Coast ,Queensland ,Australia


Arthur Bensley is the name. I was born at 9 Pier Road Gorleston in 1929. My Father was a member of the Gorleston Lifeboat before the second world war, serving for 26 years, his father was in the Lifeboats for 54 years. His father  was the last Landlord of The Anchor & Hope. This was the Public house that stood on the site of the present Pier Hotel, which as you will be aware, was built in 1897. Before taking the Anchor & Hope, he was a Queens Pilot.

My Stepfather was Harry Eastick and so my Stepsister is Lydia Eva. I believe the Lydia Eva is in a spot of strife at this time, high & dry in Lowestoft.  My wife Carol & I have lived here on The Gold Coast for the last 5 Years having lived previously on both the North & South Islands of New Zealand for 23 years .


Gorleston Memories

1953 Floods 1953 Floods - Last Updated 20/11/2000

Anchor and Hope Anchor and Hope - Last Updated 22/9/2000

Beach Beach - Last Updated 23/11/2000

High Street General

    A Few Incidents A Few Incidents - Last Updated 16/06/2003

    End of Zeppelin L70 August 5 1918 End of Zeppelin L70 - August 5 1918 - Last Updated 18/06/2001

    Fishy Stories Part 1 Fishy Stories - Part 1 Last Updated 24/04/2001

    Fishy Stories Part 2 Fishy Stories - Part 2 Last Updated 26/05/2001

    Fishy Stories Part 3 Fishy Stories - Part 3 Last Updated 02/07/2001

    Fishy Stories Part 4 Fishy Stories - Part 4 Last Updated 06/01/2002

    Fishy Stories Part 5 Fishy Stories - Part 5 Last Updated 10/11/2002

    Geldeston Lock Geldeston Lock - Last Updated 09/09/2002

    Ghost Stories Ghost Stories About East Anglia - Last Updated 19/12/2001

    Ghost Stories About East Anglia 2 Ghost Stories About East Anglia 2 - Last Updated 09/12/2002

    Invasions and Incursions Invasions and Incursions - Last Updated 06/02/2002

     Lady of Geldeston Lock Lady of Geldeston - Lock Last Updated 27/03/2004

     Lobby Lud 1938 - Last Updated 27/01/2003

    Lost Village of Newtown Lost Village of Newtown - Last Updated 17/7/2001

    More on the Lost Village of Newton More on the Lost Village of Newton - Last Updated 22/01/2002

    Mothers Nightmare Mothers Worst Nightmare - Last Updated 28/07/2002

    Magic of the Net Magic of the Net - Last Updates 04/09/2001

    Nicknames Nicknames - Last Updates 10/10/2002

    Other Places Other Places - Last Updated 16/10/2000

    Personal Reflections 1935-39 Personal Reflections 1935-39 - Last Updated 01/03/2001

    Sport Sport - Last Updated 31/10/2000

    Superstitions - Or the Caul of the sea Superstitions - Or the Caul of the Sea - Last Updated 21/05/2002

    The Sweeney Sweeney, The - Last Updated 04/12/2002

    Time Tunnels Time Tunnels - Last Updated 01/10/2002

    Fall the Pirate Fall the Pirate - Last Updated 16/12/2003

Harbour Harbour - Last Updated 06/01/2004

Beachmen Sea

    Beachmen Beachmen - Last Updated 09/04/2001

    Fishermen Fishermen - Last Updated 18/11/2000

    Royal National Lifeboat Institute Royal National Lifeboat Institute - Last Updated 27/09/2001

World War Two World War Two - Last Updated 26/02/2003


Australia and New Zealand Information

Australia Information Life in Australia and New Zealand - Last Updated 05/07/2003



Aussie Arthur (Arthur Bensley)



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