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Slaughden Quay
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Slaughden Quay

Latitude: 52° 07'N
Longitude: 01° 36'E
Country: England

Ownership: R F Upson & Co. (Boat Builders)
Type: Private
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Mr Brian Upson
Address: Slaughden Quay, Aldeburgh, IP15 5NA
Telephone no: 01728 453047

About Slaughden Quay

Aldeburgh has been shaped by its rivers. The River Alde bounds the town to the south as at one time the River Hundred did to the north. The Alde was the town's main source of prosperity. What was then a flourishing port sent four ships to fight the Spanish Armada and merchantmen, fishermen and boat builders swarmed where now the yacht clubs offer more leisurely adventures on the water.

The Alde flows from the shifting sand and shingle banks of the mouth (from where, until it passes the historic town of Orford, it is called the River Ore) to the head of navigation at Snape Bridge.

The Slaughden Sailing Club operates from a nearby slipway.

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