Tag Archives: Local History

Sunday Picture Post: Treading In My Several-Times-Great Grandpa’s Footsteps

I caught the 6:35 (am) bus out of Great Yarmouth as far as Acle. The weather wasn’t good for sunbathing but excellent for walking. And I had a way to go. My destination was South Walsham (via the green lanes … Continue reading

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The Madder Market

When first built this medieval hall was the trading centre of the wool industry for this area, hence its name, madder being the dye plant that produces soft reds. Today it houses a Shakespearean style theatre. Incredible, I once saw … 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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A Pointless Port

The port of Great Yarmouth isn’t as busy as it was 100 years back, or even 50 years), unable to take the container ships and its fishing industry lost. Now its main business is the support and supply of North … Continue reading

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The Wall

There is a wall around our town, which aptly fits Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek challenge title of Around Town. Of the many intact stretches of the wall, I picked this one cos… well, seems someone might be living there. The wall dates to … Continue reading

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CCC#50: Game of Cheats

When, circa 1260, Walter Jernegan married Isabel FitzOsbert he could not have known that her brother would die without heirs. And that the line of Isabel’s cousin John de Nougon would also fail, this at his grandson. Thus it mattered … Continue reading

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A Square Round Well

My submission for the #2019picoftheweek challenge title: All’s Well For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia This magnificent well sits beside the main Norwich to Dereham road, at the corner of Longwater Lane in Costessey. Despite misinformation to the contrary, … Continue reading

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CCC40: First Time I Came

First time by this way I came, I waded through a streamlet deep Second time by here I trudged through mud, residual of the water seep Third time the ground was dry; I wondered why. 35 words. Written for Crimson’s … Continue reading

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CCC39: Chains

Chains long in the making Chains not for the breaking Tie me to this, my waterside settlement Links forged by my kin Links forged in Anglin Held us while crossing Chased by the Flooding on storm-seas that were tossing Chains … Continue reading

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St James and the White Friars

Seen reflected in the waters of River Wensum is St James Mill built in 1836 in an attempt to save the local textile trade which was being eroded by mills in the northern counties, with their ample supply of rushing … Continue reading

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