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…

Read More

Explore #32: Lime Kiln, Norfolk – February 2014

The 5th and final location of a recent day of solo exploring was this Grade II listed mid-19th Century lime kiln, hidden in woodland in the Norfolk countryside. Lined with brick and flint, and with two entrances and four chutes leading into the brick-lined pot. You can read a bit of the history of lime kilns and quicklime production in Great Britain at this wiki page. One of the entrances to the kiln. Inside the underground brick-vaulted chamber. What remains…

Read More