Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Hampton Pier

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Hampton Pier- and the pub behind it-  is all that is left of Hampton-on-Sea- a settlement of oyster fishers about a mile to the west of Herne Bay. Coastal erosion caused the last houses to be abandoned in 1916. Its most famous resident was retired policeman Edmund Reid- who was in charge of investigating the Jack the Ripper murders. He championed local causes, cultivated a reputation for eccentricity and sold refreshments and souvenirs- including postcards of himself- from a booth behind his house.
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