|Author: Paul Williams||Published: 19th July 2012 14:52|
Having lived in Saltcote Maltings for just over a year now and not having a garden of our own but having a dog who requires walking 4 times a day, I often find myself walking along the sea wall.
On these walks I regularly pass the half a dozen stilted huts on the sea wall at the end of Wharf Road between Saltcote Sailing Club and Mill Beach Marine.
In all the time I have been doing this I have only seen one or two of the huts being used on very few occassions. At least two of the huts look like they could fall over at any moment and others, that also appear unused, are in need of some tlc.
They appear to be somewhat of a local landmark and I'm sure have seen a lot of history. Indeed I am aware that they were used as a set in the filming of The Fourth Protocol, the 1987 film with Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan. Some seens were shot inside the first hut (nr 6) together with Saltcote Sailing Club which was turned into a cafe for the film.
It would be a shame if they continued to deteriorate and eventually dissappear. It seems to me they should be put to good use. I have tried in vain to find who owns or manages these huts but have drawn a blank. So if anyone could provide information in this respect then please contact me via the website and perhaps we can ensure their continued presence.