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I will be attending the University of East Anglia in the fall at
the law school. I am from Texas and I would like to find some friends
in Norwich. Also, I would like to know any comments that anyone
might have about fun things to do in the Norwich area. I would truly
appreciate any information regarding Norwich, and maybe even the
law school at UEA. Thank you very much!!
Norfolk born and bred, I've lived all my live in Norwich, till april
this year,when I left to move to romford to be with my girlfriend.
I miss Norfolk every day, people who speak like I do,more laided
back attitude,unlike here in Essex,the beautiful countryside and
coastline, Norwich my city, the cathedral, Carrow Road and my team.
It might be just 100 miles away but I miss home.
does Norfolk mean to me, it means standing on Cley beach with a
tilley light in the middle of winter fishing for the illusive cod,
taking friends on a day boat on the Broads and stopping off at Horning
ferry pub, taking a car ride along the coast and stopping at Bacton
for fish & chips.
is so many memories of Norfolk I could fill a book. My last memories
before coming to Australia would have been to farewell our friends
at the Old Brewery house in Reepham, what a great place to farewell
our friends, in fact one of them has found this web page Max Griffiths
and we are in constant touch which is great.
parents still live in Aylsham where I went to school and I look
forward to returning soon to see them and having a proper pub meal
most probably in my favourite place the King's Arms at Blakeney,
we used to walk our two German Shepherds round the marshes then
all go to the pub, sadly we took them to Australia and they have
both passed on now, brings a tear to my eyes when I think of Blakeney
and the pub and old Tie and Cassie the dogs and how I wish we were
all still there picking Samphire on the marshes.
HOOK, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Hiya I'm in America at the moment and I just
want to say that I'm missing everyone in King's Lynn. I'm working
at a camp in St Louis. So hello all to everyone in King's Lynn and
everyone who knows me in Norfolk.
It's not surprising everyone loves Norfolk, fish and chips, the
Broads, Cromer crabs, etc. I was born and lived in a small village
of Quiddenham, in the south of the county, where we had a village
shop, went to church on a Sunday, had lively Sunday school parties,
outings to Yarmouth, with a competition to see the sea when we got
to the end of the Acle Straight. We could ride our bikes along country
lanes, go paddling in the river whittle after school on a hot afternoon,
I used to take my dad his tea in the harvest field with the smell
of fresh cut corn and rabbits running as the combine went along.
blackberries to make pies, visiting my aunt and seeing wild orchards
in the meadows, playing cricket on Sunday afternoons with all my
cousins, and my father played for East Harling - so many Sundays
spent on the recreation ground. Life has moved on not always for
My husband is not a Norfolk boy, he comes from Lincolnshire but
he used to come to north Norfolk and the coast for his holidays
as a child, and we spend many weekends touring and walking around
enjoying our Norfolk, visiting places I have never been after nearly
50 years of living here. May visitors come for many years and enjoy
our Norfolk and its special people.
was not before leaving Norfolk in January 2001 that I truly appreciated
it. In my final weeks I decided to absorb as much of the beautiful
landscape as possible. Although it was January I found that the
haunting calmness could not be paralleled. There is nothing more
sublime than watching the sun come up over the beach at Wells on
an icy crisp winter's morning, or watching it go down on the Broads
on a perfect summer's evening. See
pictures of Wells
MILLS, GREAT YARMOUTH
On the 3rd of March 1989 I moved from Australia to Norwich to work
and live in what I consider to be the most liveable city in the
world. I married my Irish sweetheart Sarah in Mulbarton and my two
girls Aisling and Ciara were both born at the old N and N site.
We lived in Norwich for eight wonderful years, we both made many
friends from Norwich and will never forget our most treasured memories.
I worked in the A/E in the old hospital and made some wonderful
friends - time and circumstances have since set us all apart. My
wife and two children moved back to Australia on the 6 July 1996
and have settled into life well back here. Most people at the N
and N would remember me as SKIPPY alias MAX GRIFFITHS.
I am a New Zealander with English parents. I came to England (London)
in 1964 for a 2 year visit. In 1966 I visited Norfolk & met my future
husband, John, in East Dereham. We lived in Dereham until 1969 when
we came to New Zealand. In 1975 we returned to Norfolk & lived in
Lyng which is a beautiful village. Our 3 children went to school
there. We returned to New Zealand a few months later but will always
remember our time there. I found Norfolk to be a lovely county &
really enjoyed the local dialect & the beaches. We still have friends
in Lyng & Dereham. John's Mother was born in Saham Toney in 1907.
We would love to come back for a visit but we're waiting to win
the lottery, haha.
LETCHFORD, ASHBURTON, NEW ZEALAND