Sunday Picture Post: South Walsham

Picking up where we left off last week, 13th January, we’re heading now to South Walsham, home of my several-times great grandfather.

Looking back at the mill…

13th January 2022

Along the narrow lanes

13th January 2022

To South Walsham… church of St Mary

13th January 2022

Church of St Lawrence (now an arts centre). The two churches share the same churchyard, a common phenomenon in Norfolk

13th January 2022

Along the lane to the Broad

13th January 2022

South Walsham Broad connects to River Bure. In summer its busy with pleasure cruisers and yachts. All tucked up now for the winter months

13th January 2022

We stop here for lunch… but we’ve brought no bread for the swans

13th January 2022

Only one mallard today. He wants his bread too. Shame, we’ve only brought cheese and salad

13th January 2022

Oh, and here comes some more…

13th January 2022

Maybe they all want to star on my blog?

13th January 2022

13th January 2022

All keen to audition!

13th January 2022

And that’s all for now folks.

I do hope I can get out this week and find some interesting places. Weather penned me in this past week; could happen again, it is winter. But if that happens, I have a plan or two of what to do. See you then

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23 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: South Walsham

  1. Sadje says:

    How deep blue the water is! Great shots and the swans are so majestic. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Deborah says:

    These are beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  3. Dale says:

    Just as well you had no bread as it is the worst thing to feed those beautiful creatures! Gorgeous pictures, my friend.

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  4. Brian Bixby says:

    So why do two churches in Norfolk often share a churchyard?

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    • It’s a really technical answer and first you need to understand the origins and evolution of a parish, for the early medieval churches were the focus of the early parishes. Simplest to say, if churches were erected at the edge of the parish, they could share the consecrated churchyard… which was where much medieval business was transacted (in the eyes of God) But why Norfolk is so rich in them, I don’t know. It could be as an aftermath of the earliest Dane/Great Army ravages when much of the church structure and land division had to be renewed and/or reasserted

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  5. After seeing your photos, there’s little doubt left about why swans symbolize beauty and grace: simply beautiful!
    And how awesome is it that you know where your many-time-over-grandfather comes from! How far back to you know your family tree?

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    • I researched my roots during the years of an illness that kept me more of less housebound. There are so many threads that make up the tapestry that’s each of us, and it’s always easier to follow the male thread. But in answer, one some threads I found secure evidence dating to C17th. However, taking it on surname evidence, backed by dna, I can go back to C12th for Kemps, and 1086 (Domesday Book) for another (Vis de Loup)

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      • Iโ€™m glad youโ€™ve recovered, and managed to turn that painful period into a productive one! I canโ€™t imagine what a wondrous sense of history you must have, being able to trace your roots so many centuries back! Talk about being grounded in historyโ€ฆ The stories you must be able to tell, the events that you can relate to!

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      • Sometimes all you find are names. But it does give you an interest in different periods of history, and especially local history

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