Hunstanton’s one-man sea wall builder Michael Kennedy has hit the headlines again this week as he appears in a book dedicated to “Dull Men of Great Britain”.
Mr Kennedy, 78, spends at least two hours a day, six days a week (he takes Saturdays off), carrying stones to the foot of the cliffs at Hunstanton in a bid to shore them up against erosion from the sea.
He suffered something of a setback in December 2013 when 20 years of work was destroyed by the storm surge.
Not to be daunted he just started again.
It is not the first time Mr Kennedy has earned the accolade of dullest in the kingdom. He was May’s selection in a 2015 calendar dedicated to the dullest men in the kingdom.
Irish-born Mr Kennedy however is happy to put up with t he ribbing, arguing that what he is doing is not only doing good for him every day by giving him a a fine gym-style workout, but protecting the very much at-risk cliffs, which are made up of a combination of chalk, red limestone and carrstone.
Mr Kennedy has said in the past that he intends to continue until he is 100, if he can.
Other people in the book are a man who collects bricks, a beer can ‘bore’, someone who photographs pillar boxes, and another who keeps a detailed diary of every time he cuts his lawn.