RAF aerial photographs taken in 1946 are helping to guide conservationists who are working to restore 19th-century parkland at a National Trust site. The images show trees on the grounds of the 15th-century Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk before the threatened parkland habitat was repurposed as arable farmland to help feed the nation following the Second World War. The National Trust … [Read more...] about RAF aerial photographs help conservationists restoring 19th-century National Trust parkland
We’ve looked at cities so far in my Anglotopia magazine articles so this time I wanted to show you something more of the country. East Anglia is the bit that sticks out on the east of England and at the top is Norfolk. I managed to combine a city break with a seaside stay too, which makes it a perfect summer destination. When you live on an island – Great British has thousands … [Read more...] about Exploring Norfolk: Your Guide to This Seaside County – Norwich, Cromer, and more!
Located in East Anglia, the county of Norfolk has been settled since pre-Roman times. Since then, it has had a richer history from Viking raids to the English Civil War and then to World War I. Today, the county has many varied attractions for all ages and interests. Whether you want to partake in history, culture, natural beauty, or just pure fun, there is something for you … [Read more...] about The Brit Travel Fiver: Five Things to Do in Norfolk On Your Next Trip
In commemoration of... well, I can't think of anything related to British crime drama news to relate this to, so we'll just get on with these four true stories of British crime gone bizarrely wrong. Sadly, these stories may be a lot lighter than usual. Lollipop Man has his stick stolen on camera. Well, I guess I should have to explain something: namely a "Lollipop Man" is … [Read more...] about Britain’s Least Wanted X: Stolen Crossing Guard Stick, Bird ASBO, and Heisenberg the Furby
With one of the finest private collections of sculpture and paintings in the world, Holkham Hall is an art museum in its own right. An 18th century country house built in an exquisite Palladian style, Holkham Hall is located in the heart of the Norfolk countryside and remains the private property of the current Earl of Leicester of Holkham. Quick Facts About Holkham … [Read more...] about Great British Houses: Holkham Hall – A Stunning Palladian House With a Huge Art Collection in Norfolk
I love the Guinness Book of World Records, especially reading all their entries about people who make records in things nobody would ever do. For instance, in Sydney, Australia, Chayne Hultgren swallowed three swords at the bottom of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. In Germany, Joe Alexander managed to catch 16 darts with his bare hands in one minute. Kenichi Ito from Japan ran … [Read more...] about Achievements in Achievement II: More Brits breaking boundaries you didn’t even know exist.
Although to date we are having a very mild winter here in the UK we have just had the wettest January for 250 years along with some very destructive high winds and tides. This as made me recall the many windmills and wind pumps that were in use in this country in the past and that are no longer in use today. One of the areas where there are many preserved windmills and wind … [Read more...] about British Landscapes Photography: Exploring Norfolk’s Windmills
1. Port Isaac (Portwenn from “Doc Martin”) Like it television counterpart, Port Isaac is a little fishing village located in Cornwall. From the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century, it was a very active harbor, but no relies mostly on tourism and the fishermen who still trawl its waters every day. As a filming location, it is most famous as Portwenn in “Doc Martin”, … [Read more...] about The Fiver: Five Picturesque Towns, Villages (and 1 city) Used in the Filming of British TV Shows and Films
2013 looks set to be a year where the world goes gaga for everything British. After last summer’s Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games made Brits more patriotic and visitors from abroad more curious about what it would be like to visit the country, the British hospitality industry saw more and more clients choosing to stay at their establishments rather than visit foreign soil. … [Read more...] about Guest Post: 5 Great British Countryside Escapes
Following my recent introductory post I thought it best to start by providing you with an overview of the key scenic areas of the British Isles and where better to start than with the national parks of England, Scotland and Wales of which there are currently fifteen. Ten are in England, three in Wales and two in Scotland. There are currently no national parks in Northern … [Read more...] about British Landscapes Photography: Britain’s Beautiful Breathing Spaces
It’s hard to think of anything more quintessentially British than going to the seaside with a bucket and spade and eating fish and chips on the pier. The East of England has become even more popular in 2012 as a holiday destination and with traditional seaside towns such as Cromer it’s easy to see why! Cromer is situated on the North Norfolk Coast, an area brimming with … [Read more...] about Cromer – A quintessentially British seaside town
Challiss of Uppham is a sweeping novel of the Challiss family, a Victorian upper-class family struggling with the economic downturn that occurred in the 1830s. Continuing the saga found in J.A. Noble’s book The Lime Walk, the Challiss family faces hardships and changes all while trying to maintain their proper place in Norfolk society. Family drama provides the main … [Read more...] about Brit Book Reviews: Challis of Uppham by J.A. Noble