The original and first ever machine developed for the mechanical cutting and harvesting of lavender flowers.
Now deemed unsafe under EU law because the platform isn’t enclosed and so someone might fall off.
I couldn’t really understand why a tea room in a quiet Norfolk village had so much pink. But we always looked to see if the umbrellas were up every time we passed through!
Cromer Pier has a simple design and is quite short, but I love the way the steps echo the waves lapping the shore.
Look carefully at the shows on offer – it also appears to be in a timewarp!
Beyond the pier is the lifeboat station. Henry Blogg was the coxswain for over 50 years and was awarded umpteen medals for bravery, having saved dozens of lives. Remember this is all funded by donation and lifeboatmen are volunteers. Incredible.
I love the ironwork details of old stations, particularly when they’re smart as paint like these are.
For some reason I found those heads in the barber’s window strangely unsettling…
It’s unusual to find cliffs on the Norfolk coast as the land is quite flat. Along the path were plentiful wild flowers so typical of the coast and there was much evidence of cliff erosion. The beach was pebbly, so the sound of the sea could be heard well before you reached the cliffs.
This is the entrance to the Norfolk Coastal Path near Sheringham and the acorn on the gate shows it’s one of the national long distance paths. It’s not a bridleway, just for walkers.
This was an amazing shopping arcade we found by chance on a wet afternoon in Norwich.
You can see some of the wonderful tiling in the top left hand corner of the photo.
The plaque confirms the arcade dates from the Art Nouveau period.
This made we wonder if we’d strayed into the Catholic shrine, but no we were still in the Anglican one.
Very different to anything I’d experienced before.
Note the sign above the buckets.
Naturally, they were empty!