Category Archives: History

A Wheel of Time

Days were we fetched our water from a well. Days were the women met at tha village pump. But the wheel turns and leaves us only memories. And relics such as these. When first I saw it, I thought by … Continue reading

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Coke and Honey

Long years ago, when I was at school, as part of our history curriculum we covered the British Agricultural Revolution. Living in Norfolk the focus, of course, was on the change from the open three-field system (which required one field … Continue reading

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Negative Space

Norfolk is famous for its flint-built churches, and for the flush-work that spreads patterns across the church walls. Here it adds interest to the porch of Blickling parish church. The ornamentation of this church predates the Boleyn family residence at … Continue reading

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By Blickling

The weather being fair on Saturday, I hauled on the walking shoes and hopped on a bus, then on another bus. The intention was a circular walk, from Aylsham—the one-time centre of the Norfolk wool industry, now a quiet market town—and … Continue reading

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A Patterned Platform

Once upon a time, a train line ran from Norwich, westward through many a Norfolk village. Laid in 1882 by the Midland and Great North-Western Railway, M&GNW was better known to the locals as the Muddle and Go Nowhere Line. My … Continue reading

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Alder Red

A difficult shot when the March winds do blow. But I was determined to capture the alder in all its parts. Despite the wind-blur, I think we can see last year’s ‘fruit’, looking remarkably like pine cones, hiding behind this season’s … Continue reading

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Water. Everywhere

After the snow came the flood. Okay, so I exaggerate; it wasn’t that bad. Yet walking the Wensum Valley on Tuesday all I could see of the lower meadows were the protruding hedges and the tufts of the taller grass-hummocks. … Continue reading

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