Posts Tagged ‘The Fens’

Mrs Weir and I were due to be back up in the North this week, however as we’re not as blindly confident as the government about how things are working out post lockdown, we decided to cancel our plans and made the decision to remain in the county of Norfolk, which to be frank is not […]


If you’ve missed the first three volumes of Speechification then further context can be found elsewhere, specifically here (for Volume #1), here (for Volume #2) and here (for Volume #3). The Fens: Discovering England’s Ancient Depths First up is five pieces of radio rather than one (principally because I haven’t had the time to work out how […]


For a while now I’ve been meaning to travel deep into the flatlands to visit Holme Fen, supposedly the lowest land point in Great Britain. Obviously to manage such an achievement would take great planning and much effort, so on Saturday morning after a few minutes of clarification via the world wide web (admittedly not that […]


  No not a post on the joy (or otherwise) of Hofmeister lager but a few words on the Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival Programme, which I went to yesterday. According to the programme on the day “Many years ago it was the custom on the Tuesday following Plough Monday (always the first Monday after Twelth […]