Friday, 30 September 2011

What season is this?

Seeds are setting, berries are rippening whilst flowers continue to come into bud.

all photos © J Reed 2011

28 centigrade, with a light wind, in Mid Norfolk today - lovely.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Bus Stop Burn Shock Photo

Seems that the carcass is still sound, the thatch however has all gone.

 © J Reed
The seemingly rather overly zealous fire fighting, three appliances at one point, seems to be not the proximity of any other buildings but the closeness to the B1077 Swaffham to Watton road and some overhead electricity cables.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Bus Stop Burn Shock

The quaintly thatched bus stop in South Pickenham has been purposefully set alight, so the fire brigade believes. The suspected arson of the picturesque shelter, believed to have been erected by the South Pickenham Estate, happened around 8pm on Tuesday 20th September, 2011. Any suspicious behaviour should be reported to local police (0845 456 4567).

Persistent Planning Permission Petition Part 3

News is that planning permission for the large Dunham Electrical Sub Station, to be located just the other side of the A47 from the Pickenhams, has been rejected by the government ministers.

Warwick Energy has six weeks to appeal the decision.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Theft is no laughing matter...

...oh, perhaps it is. Crooked couple in Cromer try to steal laughing gas for rave parties. With Kenneth Williams on the videos screens perhaps?

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Normal for Norfolk? Suffolk and Lincolnshire perhaps

In Suffolk they just throw hundreds of ducks in the river for fun, thankfully they are of the plastic variety.

Over in the Fens, however, the respect for wildlife, dead or alive, can be somewhat more unusual.

Headline of the year so far.

Thankfully the image is unrelated to the main story.

In Norfolk? Well, watch this space...

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Normal for Norfolk, Devon visitors too it seems

Amongst a stolen broken washing machine and a man returning money he had stolen from a Ex-Serviceman's Club, Sheringham police report that someone telephoned them to say they thought Sammy The Sea Serpent, the inflatable mascot for the 2011 carnival, was 'suspicious'. A slippery suspect surely.

Serpents may well be unusual sea sightings, but the man who complained to the authorities because of crates of fish at a working harbour in Ilfracombe should be less surprised. Disgusted by the smell, the middle aged man also said the dead fish had distressed his children and that the fishermen should be more considerate of holiday makers. The man returned back to his hometown to feed his sprogs on fish fingers before the locals had a chance to lynch the Grockle.

Mid Norfolk Train Crash

How fast was the Mid Norfolk Railway train travelling at the Dereham gateless crossing crash?

Slowly, of course.