Saturday, 22 March 2014

Fring

This weeks walk took us in and around the village of Fring. The sky was overcast and there was a chilly wind blowing. We soon warmed up though and by the end, had our hats and gloves off and our coats open!

We parked on the verge near the church:
Most of the time we were in dips and valleys so couldn't see much until we had walked up a steep slope:
Skylarks were singing, tractors were harrowing in many of the fields, Spring flowers were everywhere One of the things we have noticed about Norfolk, is the brightly painted village signs:
All in all, a pleasant walk, probably more pretty things to see in the Summer. It took us 1 1/2 hours to do the 4.7 miles.


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  1. The tradition of the brightly painted village signs in Norfolk was, I believe, revived by Harry Carter in the 1920's, following a suggestion from George VI. Carter was Art Master at Hamonds Grammar School in Swaffham, and nephew of Howard Carter [from Tutankhamen's tomb]
    My favourite is the one over the High Street, in Dereham, where I grew up. I heard Carter speak about the signs [accompanied by a 'slide show'!] back in the mid 1960s. Fascinating stuff!!

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    1. Thank you for that information Angela.

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