Wednesday, 23 March 2011


'Often times within the circle of your sight there is neither house nor man visible. A grey church tower or windmill, or the dark brown sail of a wherry in the distance breaks the sense of utter loneliness, but the scene is wild enough to enchain the imagination of many'. 

(George Christopher Davis 1884)

'If this were the time or the place to uphold a paradox, I am half inclined to state that Norfolk is one of the most beautiful of counties'.

(Virginia Woolf)

Friday, 18 March 2011


'I am a Norfolk man and glory in being so'

(Horatio Nelson)

'Oh rare and beautiful Norfolk'

(John Sell Cotman)

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


'Some counties vaunt themselves in pies and some in meat excel; For turnips of enourmous size fair Norfolk bears the belle'

(Old Rhyme)

'There are few places in England where you can get so much wilderness and desolation of sea and sandhills, wood, green marsh and grey saltings as at Wells in Norfolk.

(W H Hudson)

Friday, 4 March 2011


To dig one's own spade into one's own earth! Has life anything better to offer than this?

(Beverly Nichols)

The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets from it, but what he becomes by it.

(John Ruskin)