The Little Book of Norfolk
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 192 pages
Author: N. Storey
Other: sketches, bibliog
Publisher: The History Press
Do you know ...
That a maidservant was boiled to death at the Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn in 1531, for the crime of poisoning her mistress?
That Norwich City's song 'On the Ball City' is thought to be the oldest British football chant still being sung today
The first railway in Norfolk opened in 1844. Spanning 20 miles it connected Norwich and Great Yarmouth
The planting of Thetford Forest began in 1922 and it is now the largest lowland forest in Britain, covering an area of 80 square miles
The first recorded deployment of a parachute over Norfolk was in September 1839 when a monkey was dropped onto Mousehold Heath during a balloon ascent
That Phoebe Crew of Norwich spent 47 years as a midwife, and helped bring 9730 babies into to world
That Norfolk has a California, Little London, Little Switzerland, Ciudad Rodrigo, Shangri La and even Pleasure Island ... yes, true!!
This is a book that is filled with fascinating information about Norfolk both past and present. It contains a plethora of entertaining facts about the county's famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its towns and countryside, history, natural history, literary, artistic and sporting achievements, agriculture, transport, industry, and battles and more, and it also includes an interesting "On this day" section with tidbits of events that happened in the county.
A reference book, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of the county. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.
2. Battles & Wars
3. Crime & Punishment
4. Norfolk People: Famous & Not So
5. Norfolk at Work
6. Farming Times
7. That's Entertainment
8. Norfolk at Play
10. Death & Religion
11. Natural History
12. The Coast
13. Rivers, Broads & Marshland
14. Sense of Place
15. On this Day