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BRIDLINGTON or Burlington as it used to be called, derives its name from an Angle named Bretel who settled in Old Town and called it Bretelston. The town is situated in the Eastern part of the Dickering Wapentake, now known less romantically as the Borough of East Yorkshire. The county was divided into Wapentakes in 1166 in the Danelaw, and Dickering most probably derives from the Old English words “dica-hring” meaning dyke circle, one of which was at Paddock Hill, Thwing, where a court meeting place was thought to have been.
The town used to be in two separate sections which were not joined together as they are now. The old market town, a mile inland, built around the Priory and the Bridlington Quay, which is the harbour at the mouth of the Gypsey Race, a meandering stream which winds its way through the villages and historically supplied water plus water power to many areas.
The cliffs of boulder clay and sand erode very quickly. It has been estimated that south of the harbour the cliffs receded 230 yards between 1805 and 1885, but north of the harbour they only receded 30 yards between 1771 and 1852 as the cliffs here become chalk towards Sewerby. The 20th century sea walls have prevented further erosion, but along the coast houses and roads are still disappearing into the sea, as you will see if you walk along some of the beaches to the north and south.
A long-lost letter has revealed that this Yorkshire resort, was the first place in the British Isles where someone rode a wave! Previously it was thought that this started in England in the 1920s, however now it seems the true birthplace of UK Surfing was Bridlington, September 1890. Recently, the town was a home for one of the most famous living artists in the world, David Hockney. During 2016 it received worldwide publicity all over again, as the setting for Universal's movie 'Dads Army' which was primarily filmed in the Old Town.