Archive for the ‘Norfolk’ Category

Hometown Glory

17Aug14

One of Great Yarmouth’s finest exports recently pointed me in the direction of Here’s England, a book originally published in 1950 which is “aimed squarely at American travelers – it’s replete with history, architecture and practical travel information, but first and foremost it’s a book to be read for sheer enjoyment.” Having now tracked down […]


I never ever tire of being beside the seaside.


A first birthday is always something worth celebrating. In Septemer 2010 I wrote about the possible demise of our local Arts Centre : “The council have all but closed the Guildhall of St George, (other than for external hire – and despite, rather perversely, continuing with repairs to the roof costing around £200,000), so a decision to do […]


I’ve no idea whether this is a good idea or not – or even whether it’s an idea I can actually follow through to completion, so this is me dipping my toe in the water to see what others think. I’m particularly interested in your views if you live in the confines of East Anglia […]


Back in December of last year we were hunkered down in a cottage in Hope, Derbyshire. Whilst there I managed a deal of reading, including Peter Ashley’s ‘Cross Country (English Buildings and Landscape From Countryside to Coast)‘ which reminded me that the county that I’ve lived in for almost all of my adult life is one well worth exploring. So […]


Having only been out of the county for a few hours I suppose it’s a little perverse that the first piece of reading I do on our travels into the deepest darkest recess of the Peak District is about Norfolk. To be fair the piece of writing in question is particularly good and has only […]


    Quite why it’s taken me so long to tell you about the Wolferton Scarecrow Weekend is anyone’s guess, I blame having to work for a living – although not working for a living come payday is perhaps a more disappointing proposition. After persuading the lady of the house to accompany me we arrived early to […]



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