Beccles

Details of our walks in 2020

January 2020 - NORWICH
Ivan Crane led the Group on a magical mystery tour of Norwich. From City Hall we made our way through the lanes area and across the river. Thanks to Ivan for showing us a different side of Norwich.

February 2020 - GREAT YARMOUTH
Starting at the cemetery Alva led us to the Minster - St Nicholas - one of the largest Parish churches in England, consecrated in 1119. Of note in the church is the organ obtained from West Brompton in 1960 to replace the organ destroyed inWW2. Then on to the memorial at the site of the bridge disaster in 1845 where 79 people died including 59 children. We visited the market place and the almshouses, old fisherman’s retirement cottages set in a courtyard. We passed the cottage where the writer Anna Sewell was born (now a cafe) on our way to the Star Hotel for lunch. Thank you to Alva for another interesting G Yarmouth outing.

March 2020 - LEISTON
Group member Barbara Herman led us on a walk around Leiston town. We started our tour at the second site of Leiston Abbey, it was moved from Minsmere marshes following flooding in 14C. A pleasant walk across the fields took us towards the town and along Westward Ho past Summerhill school. We visited St Margaret’s Church with its unusual ‘in the round’ layout. Garrett and Sons engineering business was to play a significant part in Leiston history for 200 years. The Longshop museum (formerly part of the works) is well worth a visit to discover more of Leiston’s history. Many thanks to Barbara for your diligent research and for leading this walk.

Due to Coronavirus our walks programme is on hold for now.