Hornsea

OS grid reference TA 203 476

Literary Associations

Charlotte Bronte spent a short time in Hornsea (probably in the early 1850s) when she stayed with a former nursemaid who lived at No 96 Newbegin, one of the houses in 'Swiss Terrace'.

Winifred Holtby stayed in Hornsea from February to April 1935 when she was writing her novel South Riding. The two towns, Hornsea and Withernsea, contributed to the portrayal of the fictional Kiplington in the novel.

T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) stayed at "White Cottage", No.3 Eastgate, then occupied by Wing Commander Sims. Lawrence was for a short time connected with the running of the motor-boats kept in readiness to rescue any aircraft crew forced to come down in the sea after practice bombing targets in the bay off Skipsea.

Useful and informative links

Hornsea photographs from East Riding Media Library
Hornsea photographs from Geograph
Wikipedia article on Hornsea




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