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Bridlington is located on the north - eastern shore of England, as shown on my map of Bridlington.

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Introduction Bridlington is located on the north - eastern shore of England, as shown on my map of Bridlington. I have used a map to help me explain what I have written about the location of Bridlington. Bridlington is located close to Sewerby and Flamborough. It is situated on the east Yorkshire coast, 30 miles north of Hull and 40 miles east of York. (you can see all of this on my map.) Bridlington's famous for it's award winning beaches with their miles of golden sands, a sparkling sea to swim, splash or paddle in, the Edwardian promenade and the funfair. In the mid - seventeenth century Bridlington quay depended on a flourishing sea bourn trade as the town emerged as a seaport. Bridlington (the old town) continued to depend on it's market and the provision of goods and services both to the town and nearby countryside. Taking a look back at Bridlington quay in the mid - seventeenth century it is fairly certain that Henry Vlll built a fort to protect shipping in the bay as there is evidence of it's demolition by 1650. A new fort with moat, drawbridge, defensive bank, stockade and cannon were built near the seaward end of fort terrace complete with a military garrison. This defence of the town was necessary in view of the conflict of trade and shipping between England and the Netherlands resulting in the Anglo - Dutch wars. Any history of the harbour at this time must take into account the construction of the piers, almost entirely built of wood with stone filling. The sea often broke through and during a severe storm in 1663 the sea broke through where the north pier joined the land. The pier was isolated and the depth of then harbour was reduced from 12 feet - 6 feet. The earliest view of the area shows the state of the harbour around 1670 including 4 houses, with Dutch gables and two thatched roofs. ...read more.

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Task four were the five questionnaires which had to be asked to five different people when I had finished my shopping analysis this was done to relate the perception of the provision. Task five was to look at the extent to which the selected areas would provide suitable sites for the development of residential homes for the elderly. I did this by drawing a small sketch map of the sites and having labels on it to show where different things were. Also I decided that I would have a marking system for each site out of one hundred with ten categories each with a possibility of ten marks in it. Also I thought a good way to back my information was to ask the people who answered my questionnaire what they thought about each of the sites. In relation to my hypotheses I could be able to tell what type of people I would find in Bridlington on a non - seasonal day. I would also know whether or not to expect to find if the days in was in Bridlington for were going to be busy. Also task one could be useful in helping us to find out how the ageing population had affected Bridlington. Task two was useful because we were able to see how the land was used on particular roads in Bridlington. Task three helped us to see what the facilities were available for all types of people and age groups. Task four helped us to see whether or not most people that live in Bridlington use public transport or if they use many of the leisure facilities themselves. It also helped us to see if the people that we met and answered our questionnaires were visitors and also due to my extra questions I was able to find out about what the thought of each of the sites. Task five was the most helpful one to help me answer the second part of the hypothesis because I was able ...read more.

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With all this evidence pointing towards me it seems that my results could also be wrong this does not mean that they have been gathered wrongly but that they are most probably fairly unreliable. I can say this because of the bias's I had there was firstly The data collection that we (as a whole group) collected was fairly accurate however in my opinion to make it more accurate I think that we should have done things in more detail, we would have to do each of these tasks about five times and also during different times of the year so that we could find out many more things. I think that my results were not very biased because the pedestrian count was done on a street with many houses on however there were not many people walking. However we could not always decide whether or not people fitted into the right category for their age group. These could be improved by having collected the data approximately five times and also by doing this at different times of the year. With all of this wrong it would also mean that the conclusions I have drawn from the results could also be wrong / invalid. I think that if I had, had more time to do this piece of coursework then I would try to correct all these mistakes I have made and I would even extend this investigation into another town to see if there are any similarities of differences. In my opinion the best part of doing this coursework was all of the 'field' exercises (collecting the data). I would also say that people who would find my investigation very useful would be people who wanted to build homes and flats in Bridlington, also people who would also like to set up a business in Bridlington would also find this quite useful. The information I have gotten for this was from leaflets and booklets gathered on the day and also information from the internet. ...read more.

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