The town of Aldeburgh
Aldeburgh was one of the leading ports on the east coast, during the 16th century and had a flourishing shipbuilding industry. The men of Aldeburgh served with Sir Francis Drake in the Greyhound and Pelican, both built in the local docks. Ship-building declined when the lower reaches of the River Aide silted up, becoming unnavigable to larger ships. It is now a haven for pleasure boats and yachtsmen.
The 19th century Maltings at Snape, just outside the town, is the venue for the annual Aldeburgh Music Festival on of the best musical events in Britain.
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