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Wells Next The Sea – Now And Then

Wells Next The Sea – Now And Then I discovered an old book that has my Great Grandmother’s name in it, the book is a Jarrolds Illustrated Guide to Wells and the surrounding area. It’s probably from about 1900, though … Continue reading

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Saggar fired raku pots

There is nothing more rewarding than venturing into unknown territory, and then having an end result way beyond what you imagined. That’s what happened yesterday with my saggar fired raku pots. My pots were poured with ferric chloride solution which … Continue reading

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RSPB Titchwell- Avocets

On a bright and blustery June day we headed off to Titchwell on the Coasthopper bus which stops right next to the reserve. I was particularly hoping to see Avocets, and maybe a Spoonbill, or a Bearded Tit which have … Continue reading

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North Norfolk Coastal Walk

Last week we walked 50 miles along the ‘North Norfolk Coastal Path’ from Hunstanton to Cromer. The route is actually 45miles but there were a few detours, and we missed out some sections. Being based in Wells Next The Sea … Continue reading

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Seal Trip to Blakeney Point

One of the highlights of our holiday last week was a seal trip to Blakeney Point. We walked along the coastal path to Blakeney stopping on the way to have lunch at The Anchor pub in Morston; the crab salad … Continue reading

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Postcards from World War 1

A letter or card from home must have been so uplifting during the horror of war. This was sent to Charles, it must have lifted his spirits knowing those at home were thinking of him. These are cards that he sent … Continue reading

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So what was new in May

That’s another month gone, where is this year going? It’s flying by, which wouldn’t matter if felt I’d achieved a lot but this month, I know I’ve been busy but I can’t think what I’ve done apart from making beads … Continue reading

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Life as a WW 1 Soldier

Life as a WW1 soldier Charles Robert Nicholson was in the Pioneer Corps. Reading through his diaries he spent most of his time road repairing, cleaning up, digging and revetting trenches. I suppose this would suit a coal miner used to manual work. … Continue reading

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Thoughts turn to gardening

Summer has arrived, well, we have had 2 days of sunshine here but it doesn’t usually last long in my part of the world. So I’m going to make the most of it this afternoon and do some gardening. Last night … Continue reading

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World War 1 Diary – The Days Before France

The World War 1 Diary of Lance Corporal Charles Robert Nicholson It’s almost 100 years since my Great Grandfather gave his life for King and Country. I always spent Remembrance Sunday with my Gran, his daughter, we watched the service at … Continue reading

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