Steve's World Blog Information and articles on cities, towns and villages around the world.

March 6, 2015

Thetford Norfolk

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 2:35 pm

Thetford Norfolk – An ancient town which was home the the legendary British tribal leader Boudica, Thetford is surrounded by forests and is on the main route between Cambridge and East Anglia. With many historic old buildings still surviving, this is a great place to visit if you find yourself in this area. If you visit on a market day (Tuesday or Saturday) you will find the town bustling with thousands of shoppers, but beware as finding a parking space might be impossible. Be sure to head for the Dad’s Army Museum, housed in the Old Fire Station, where you can view exhibits relating to the ever popular TV series.

March 5, 2015

Great Yarmouth a Review

Filed under: England,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 1:56 pm

Great Yarmouth a Review – A popular seaside resort since the 18th century, Great Yarmouth is actually a very old town with a history stretching back to Roman times, when a fortress was built at the mouth of the River Yare, at roughly the place where Great Yarmouth (“Yarmouth”)now stands. Up to and including the times when it was popular as a holiday resort, Great Yarmouth survived mostly as a result of its successful fishing fleet, which made the most of the abundant herring to support the town’s growth. In the 1950s and 1960s it was a booming traditional British seaside resort attracting many thousands of visitors to its fine beaches and many attractions.

March 2, 2015

Review of Heacham Norfolk

Filed under: England,Facts,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 7:56 am

Heacham Norfolk East Anglia: A sizable coastline village having a population of close to five thousand, Heacham has got a pair of sandy beaches and good coastal walks in both directions via the seafront on The Wash. It is the hub of Norfolk’s lavender cultivating business, and in the summertime the nearby fields gleam with countless shades of purple and mauve. The sign in the village and also a memorial inside the parish church of Heacham evoke memories of Pocahontas who in sixteen fourteen married local resident and tobacco grower John Rolfe, in Virginia. The ancient Caley Mill, positioned upon the King’s Lynn to Hunstanton road, is the place that the locally cultivated lavender is bundled and shipped, and is open to the public. Heacham is a great place for a holiday or just a short visit.

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