Category Archives: History

I Packed My Bag

I packed my carrier bag So called for being easily portable And in it I put My Neolithic flint core My Bronze Age Beaker pot My third century Roman toiletries My sixth century stockings My eleventh century book My fourteenth … Continue reading

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CCC134: And in that year…

Breydon Water, my go-to place when I need to escape the pressures of the day. It never fails me. I stand on the bank and look over the water… and I see ships. Long ships. Viking ships. A fleet of … Continue reading

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What the Romans Did

These Roman remains of  a C3rd fort sit 5 miles distant from Great Yarmouth (when walked via the estuary bank). There and back gives me a 10-mile hike. Wall/Tower from the list provided for #2021picoftheweek provided by Maria Antonia

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Sunday Picture Post: Memories of a Warmer Day

I’m not usually a weather-wimp but high winds coupled with sub-zero temperatures… ain’t no fun walking beach nor marsh.  And so this dive into the archives. 14th February 2017 and the sun shines and the air is warm and I … Continue reading

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That’s Tantamount to Heresy

He said my suggestion was asinine. I asked him why. He said it doesn’t conform to the accepted theory. I said what if that theory is wrong? No, he said, that is truly asinine. But what about that body of … Continue reading

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Wickhampton Grazing Marshes

Big Picture, another title achieved in Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek Where once was the Great Estuary, the confluence of three rivers, now are grazing marshes the support the sweetest grasses. In times past those grasses attracted drovers from the North, even … Continue reading

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Avebury

Megalith: noun, singular, from Ancient Greek megas (great) and líthos, (stone). Naturally occurring megaliths are found throughout the world. Alignments of megaliths are less common and clearly the work of human hands. The best-known English examples are at Stonehenge and … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: Treading in my Several-Times-Great-Grandma’s Steps

Saturday 22nd August, I shod myself in walking shoes, equipped myself with food and water, and caught the 6:30 am bus out of Great Yarmouth. At Norwich, I caught another bus to arrive at Newton Flotman by 7:40 am. It … Continue reading

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Too Jigging Close

Great Yarmouth’s famous rows run East to West and channel the health-giving sea breezes. Those “breezes” helped to fight off the Black Death when it hit in the years 1347-1351, killing a third of Europe’s population. Those wind-channelling rows did … Continue reading

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Hey, Wait Up!

Bend in the Road, another title achieved in Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek Green lanes once were proper roads, taking wheeled traffic from village to village. But when the dictate came that parishes were to metal their roads, some routes were considered … Continue reading

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