Norfolk

Explore #78: Medler’s scrap yard, Norfolk – July 2014

Just a quick little post before I head off to Belgium for more euro exploring this weekend – and I still haven’t brought you my reports from the last two Euro weekenders yet! History The Medler family are well known in the Norfolk area. The elder, Lenny Medler, made a living operating a large scrap metal and breakers yard from the back of his property. When he died in 1989 the yard was taken over by his wife. However it…

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Explore #77: The Commander’s Cottage, Norfolk – July 2014

Sorry it’s been a few weeks since my last post – I’ve been REEEEEALLY busy lately – my backlog of reports currently stands at 25 locations, including 2 european trips! And I’m off to Belgium next weekend for some more exploring, so I really need to crack on with editing some of the backlog and getting a few more reports up this week… I don’t have any history on this abandoned cottage, but from the dates of the foodstuffs left…

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Explore #71: Lakenham Cricket Pavilion and grounds, Norwich, Norfolk – June 2014

History Lakenham cricket pavilion and grounds hosted cricket matches for over two hundred years. The ground was predominantly used by Norfolk County Cricket Club, who played over 400 Minor Counties Championship games there. The ground also hosted five first-class games between 1912 and 1986, all involving touring international sides, and 13 List A matches between 1969 and 1998. A large crowd turned out to watch the opening of the thatched pavilion on Wednesday June 10 1936 by Russell Colman, the…

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