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Thorpeness Greeting Card

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High quality greeting card of Thorpeness, Suffolk. A small seaside village on the coast of Suffolk, Thorpeness blossomed in the early 20th century into an exclusive resort, and it retains its resort nature to this day - with some estimates saying that the village's permanent population of 400 rises to 1600 during the summer holidays. Depicted in this illustration are two of Thorpeness' most beloved sights - Thorpeness Windmill and the House in the Clouds.

The stories of these two buildings in Thorpeness are linked, and begin in 1923. The need for a water tower in Thorpeness had by then become apparent, and in order to protect the village's idyllic image, the water tower was dressed us as 'the House in the Clouds' - with a seven-bedroom cottage built atop the tower, which could house 50,000 gallons of water. Today, the House in the Clouds is a five-bed holiday home.

To pump water up into the House in the Clouds, the windmill in nearby Aldringham was uprooted and moved to Thorpness, becoming Thorpeness Windmill. Though it no longer supplies water to the village, Thorpeness Windmill is still a working windmill to this day, and can be seen 'turning on the spot' to face into the wind - as a 'post mill', the machinery is entirely built around one post, which rotates atop the single-story roundhouse.

This Suffolk illustration by artist Tom Wisdom is a high-quality greeting card. For our Giclée art print of Thorpeness, click here.

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.