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OLD NORFOLK SCENES

Postby EWW » 06 Dec 2008, 11:01

I think this pic is of men working on a church in Norwich.
The old boy in the bosuns chair must have had a lot of
faith in those old ropes, not like the modern ones. The
spanner looks like it was for serious work, possible for
tie bolts.

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They are never going to get a tan these young ladies. Norfolk coast 1892.

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Postby choks » 06 Dec 2008, 11:29

maybe first pic is of the Navs...who built the Railways..
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Postby teddybear1959 » 06 Dec 2008, 11:40

Talking about getting a tan. It is really funny how fashions change. In those days, if you had a tan it meant you were common, as common people worked outside and got tanned, rich people were white and kept white!

I went to see one of my great great uncles some years ago, he was a fisherman from Burgh Castle and was the youngest brother of my great grandfather. His skin was like leather, sun & salt air had really took it's toll on his face, but it made me proud of my family's connection with the sea. It would have been obvious if you stood him beside the local squire, which one worked and which one paid for the work!

Now, the brown ones are the ones who can go abroad in the winter! My tan fades fast!

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Postby choks » 06 Dec 2008, 11:48

Yeah they've all booked their Holidays to Tenneriff or Gran Canaria...Teddy :wink:

Millions are due to fly in the next couple of weeks..
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Postby choks » 06 Dec 2008, 11:51

I'm stuck here ......Brrrrr
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Re: OLD NORFOLK SCENES

Postby EWW » 06 Dec 2008, 11:55

I think the pic had church workers on it Choks. I think the man behind the workbench
is using leadbeaters tools, they look like the ones the leadburners used on the acid
vessels made from lead when I used to watch them working at the Muckworks. I
think that is a lead pot heating up also.

Yes Teddy, funny how some like to get a tan and others not. When I was in
Vietnam the locals would only go to the beach at sun up to avoid getting a
tan, sign of affluence to be pale there. My Tan seem to last about 5 mins. :smt004
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Postby choks » 06 Dec 2008, 11:58

That never crossed my mind EWW .....

But now you pointed it out .......

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Postby EWW » 09 Dec 2008, 12:30

Couple more. I suppose these draft animals have been around for centuries, long before the horse.

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Postby Dawn » 03 Jan 2009, 16:24

Where do you find these old pictures? They are awesome. Makes one appreciate what we have today. Can't see too many men in the field heh? Dawn
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Re: OLD NORFOLK SCENES

Postby EWW » 05 Jan 2009, 20:49

Found this pic of Norwich mkt taken in 1854. Interesting to see the right hand side
before the Bethel st complex was built. The middle of the pic was damaged so some
of it had to be reconstructed so a little bit of artistic licence has been taken.

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Postby teddybear1959 » 05 Jan 2009, 23:49

Well, I have stopped myself from posting pictures of other parts of Norfolk, but as there is not too much activity at the moment....................



Dereham

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Fakenham

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Gressenhall


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There's a few to be going on with.

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Postby EWW » 06 Jan 2009, 08:34

Please don't hold back Ted, after all thats what this section is for.
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Postby anniethenannie » 22 Jan 2009, 05:21

Lovely photo's.... my sister lives near Fakenham I like going there, I might come home this spring, does King's Lynn have bed and breakfast I know about the hotels, but they seem a bit over the top I saw 50 pounds a night is that about the going rate does any one know?????? any help you can give thanks Annie
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Re: OLD NORFOLK SCENES

Postby EWW » 22 Jan 2009, 20:07

Hello Annie. The B&B in this link is quite good, at least one other member of this forum has
used it and said it was OK. But there are others.
Here is the link.

http://www.fairlightlodge.co.uk/
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Postby thaberland » 22 Jan 2009, 21:18

Hi Annie I found this one it is only 25 pounds a night. :D

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