We visit Thetford Priory and Thetford Warren Lodge, English Heritage sites, both free entry and no pre-booking. “The Priory of Our Lady of Thetford was one of the largest and most important monasteries in medieval East Anglia. Founded in the early 12th century, for 400 years it was the burial place of the Earls and Dukes of Norfolk, and enjoyed… Read More »A Day Out At Thetford Priory And Thetford Warren Lodge
Staycation is a word that means to stay at home. Where is home? Well, anywhere in the UK, Scotland Ireland or Wales. We are promoting staycations especially, campsites and stayovers for motorhomes and campervans. There is no doubt the motorhome holiday as we know it will be changing. We intend to promote staycation locations, to help people find places to stay that are safe and provide the ideal location for a motorhome to use their facilities and avoid using public showers and toilets. Providing their own hookups ensuring minimum contact in plugging in. The pitches will be double the normal size to allow for social distancing and making the sites also for members only. Maintaining the highest standards and accountability at all times..
We visit Carbrooke in Norfolk, to see where where some of Jenny’s ancesters lived, married and died. Start (0:00) Family History (0:03) Journey (2:15) Friendly Natives (3:15) Carbrooke (3:44) St Peter and St Paul Church (5:01) Looking for the ancestors (5:35) Found the grave!! (8:35) History of the church (5:37) Ancestors lived, worked and died here (12:17) Found their road… Read More »Who Do You Think You Are Jenny? | Carbrooke – Looking Up The Ancesters
We continue our day at Castle Acre with a visit to the Priory. “This important Norfolk visitor attraction is one of the largest and best preserved monastic sites in England dating back to 1090. It was the home of the first Cluniac order of monks to England and the Cluniac love of decoration is everywhere reflected in the extensive ruins.”… Read More »A Day Out At Castle Acre Part 2 – The Priory
We take a trip to Castle Acre Castle, in Norfolk. “Castle Acre Castle was founded soon after the Battle of Hastings by the first William de Warenne, a close associate of William the Conqueror. It is a superb and well-preserved example of a motte-and-bailey castle, and remains one of the most impressive Norman earthworks in the country.” https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/castle-acre-castle-and-bailey-gate/ Start (0:00)… Read More »A Day Out At Castle Acre Part 1 – The Castle
We travel from Sandringham Camping and Caravanning Club Site to Thetford Forest Caravan And Motorhome Club Site, continuing our East Anglia Tour. The area was the home of the 7th Armoured Brigade (The Desert Rats) when they prepared for World War 2’s D Day on 6th June 1944. Start (0:00) Leaving Sandringham C&CC Site (0:03) The journey (2:46) Arriving (5:13)… Read More »Arriving At Thetford Forest Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
When we were on our way to the Poppy line, we spotted a sign to this castle and decided to have a look at it. Free entry and no booking required, a castle and stately home with an interesting story. A £2 car parking charge to non English Heritage members. “a moated and fortified 15th century manor house, that are… Read More »A Visit To Baconsthorpe Castle