Posts Tagged ‘ Littlehampton ’

What’s in the budget for travellers

Oct 28th, 2021 | By

On the face of it, for the travelling public there wasn’t a great deal of news in the budget.



Donkeys at Colwyn Bay

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

Last year, severe weather took its toll on the coastal area around Colwyn Bay in North Wales. This popular holiday seaside destination needs to shore up its coastal protection so it has announced a £8 million improvement project to safeguard homes and the prom. New defences will also provide a breakwater and a new beach for visitors and residents alike to enjoy. Apparently, the old coastal defences are over 100 years old so some improvements are justified. This week, the plans will be available for the public to see, consider and comment on.



What’s in a Name?

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By

Ever been to Disneyworld in Florida? The new Harry Potter theme park? Or Universal Studios? If you had then you will have travelled to Orlando to see it. And you might have picked up a brochure or two from the local tourist board which is, or rather was, the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau or something like that. No longer. It has changed its name to Visit Orlando which, you have to admit is easier on the memory and a bit more obvious for a tourist board. So in this case, the name change made sense. But tourist boards have a habit of changing their names and I can’t think that it helps a lot of the time. After all it costs money to change your letterheads, promotional material, websites not to mention business cards. And does it matter to us, the visitor?



The Littlehampton Dating Registry

Nov 15th, 2010 | By

Littlehampton has found a new way to attract tourists. Earlier this year, CD-Traveller (August 27th) went to Littlehampton for part of its Day Out series. One of the features we mentioned was a long bench that ran along the east beachfront. Made of wooden slats it had started to contain messages. We called it the postcard seat and suggested it might replace the postcard as a way of saying that they liked their seaside visit.
Now there’s another use. According to the Brighton Argus there is the first marriage proposal.



A Day in…Littlehampton

Aug 27th, 2010 | By

On the West Sussex coastline, Littlehampton is almost a traditional seaside resort. For decades, Londoners caught the train down for either a day out or for a week’s break in a guesthouse. Those days are long since gone you might think but no, you meet people who have been going to Littlehampton for years and years. It breeds loyalty like a lot of our seaside towns.



The Pancake Olympics

Feb 16th, 2010 | By

Never heard of them? Rivalling the winter ones in Vancouver next month come these Olympics. From Littlehampton on the Sussex coast, comes the Charity Pancake Challenge where teams compete for the honour of winning and…not much else to be honest.
This year there will be 22 teams- more than last year- competing for charity. Whether they they all be dressed like the man in the panto frock will only be known when you turn up on the day and see for yourselves.