Scruff's Scribblings

Random Thoughts and other Flights of Fancy

Day 3 Tuesday 16th June 2009

June22

Woke up to better weather, although it was still cloudy. We left Poppy Cottage at about 10.30am to drive to Aylsham where we were going to join the Bure Valley Narrow Gauge Railway to Wroxham. It is a 9 mile journey and takes about 50 minutes.

Anne by Spitfire, The Bure Valley Railway

Anne by Spitfire, The Bure Valley Railway

On arrival in Wroxham we walked in to the town and visited ‘Roys’ which is advertised as the biggest village store in the world! We sat and had a cup of tea overlooking the river watching the boats before returning to the station to catch the 3.30pm train back to Aylsham. We had a brief look around the town, It didn’t take long!

 

Arrived back at Poppy Cottage and as it was a lovely sunny evening we decided to investigate the field at the bottom of the garden and find the pond that had been mentioned in the guest book.

Poppy

Poppy

It also gave us a good view of John of Gaunt’s House, which was just down the road from Poppy Cottage. John of Gaunt was the fourth son of King Edward III and was born in 1340. Hard to believe this house is over 600 years old!

 

 

 

 

 

John of Gaunts House, Gimingham, Norfolk

John of Gaunt's House, Gimingham, Norfolk

 

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