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Brightlingsea, Essex (Christmas) Greeting Card

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High-quality Christmas card of Brightlingsea in Essex, England. A coastal town, Brightlingsea sits on Brightlingsea Creek at the mouth of the River Colne, partway between the towns of Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea. Brightlingsea's history can be traced back to the Norman conquest, when the then-village became the personal holding of William the Conqueror. Over the years, Brightlingsea grew into a busy port with a flourishing oyster industry, operating as a 'Limb' of the Cinque Port in Sandwich. Today, Brightlingsea is a peaceful seaside town, known for its beaches.

Depicted in this illustration is Bateman's Tower, a historic tower built in the late 19th century by local landowner John Bateman, so that his daughter could recover from tuberculosis in a peaceful location with a sea breeze. A Grade II listed building, Bateman's Tower is an iconic part of Brightlingsea to this day, having been refurbished by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2005 - prior to which it had fallen into disrepair. Bateman's Tower overlooks the North Sea, and is used by the Colne Yacht Club to administer races in the area. Here, the scene is from a winter's day, with sweeps of snow across the scene.

This Wivenhoe illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high-quality A5 greeting card.

Printed by high definition Jet Press on 400gsm silk stock. Designed and printed in England by a certified carbon balanced printer on paper from responsible sources.