Hands up for a street party

Who would like to have a street party for the Jubilee on Sunday 5 June?

That’s the day that has been designated as when to do it if you’re going to . . . other days are full of parades and concerts and services.

After a good look at Church Lane, the easiest street to close, we thought that the church yard where we have the Fete would be a better option – no falling into ditches.

It would be good to know how may are interested so that we can plan numbers for tables and chairs. And volunteers will be needed.

Easiest is to have a bring-your-own picnic, but other suggestions are welcome. Perhaps a meeting in the Reading Room to make a plan?

Please let us know the level of interest, potential numbers, and email or phone.

Contact: editor@burghlife.co.uk


Down by the riverside

The river Bure “sidles and idles through weed isles and fallen willows”* and under the old Burgh bridge, along open meadows where swans roost and rowing boats rest on neat lawns by the water’s edge.
Glimpsed through overhanging branches, the medieval church of St Mary’s with its semi-thatched roof and flint-knapped tower looms over the river bank.
Then, from under the wooden footbridge which links Burgh to Brampton, the river curves eastward to the clapboarded timber-framed flour mill which dates back to 1085, and onwards across open land to the Norfolk Broads, finally flowing into the sea at Great Yarmouth.
Today, the village, which  lies two miles south-east of the historic market town of Aylsham, is a quiet, pastoral backwater.  But it was not always so.
* From Morning in Norfolk, by Itteringham poet George Barker

The fort beside the port

Tuttington Hub

Our neighbour and parish partner Tuttington is a small village two miles east of Aylsham. It has about 70 households, a beautiful medieval church and a small village green. There is a street called Thieves’ Lane and a road which peters out into a water meadow called Common Lane. Explore their website to learn more.