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N is for Ness Point

Everyone has heard of Land’s End and John O’Groats, but no one ever shouts about Ness Point the most easterly point of the British Isles.  Instead of being promoted as the unique geographical feature it is, Ness Point is hidden away behind the factories and industrial units off Whapload Road in Lowestoft.  It might not be the prettiest location in the county but we, the people of Suffolk, need to stand up and proudly proclaim Lowestoft as the home of the most easterly point and work to put Ness Point back on the map.

There have been various schemes over the years to mark the Ness, including glass sails, the two schemes shown here date from 1988 and 1993, but so far, this geographical location is only marked by a circular stone plaque, known as the Euroscope and the tallest wind turbine in the UK, known locally as Gulliver.