The Gazetteer


Great Yarmouth - Easter Fair, over the bank holiday weekend.

Green Men of Norfolk
Green Men appear on Misericords and roof bosses in the cloisters of Norwich cathedral, dating from between 1287 and 1430 (see William Anderson's book 'Green Man'). All Saints Church at Weston Longville has Green Men carvings and dancing men with bows of vine and oak. They can also be found in Castle Acre Priory, St Margaret's, Kings Lynn and many more.

King's Lynn - King's Lynn Mart, February, Tuesday Market Place. Traditionally the opening of the Norwich & Eastern Counties Section of the Showman's Guild travelling season. The fair's first stop of the year is in King's Lynn because it was home to Fred Savage who designed and made most of the rides. In the latter half of the 19th century the event was spectacular with Fred Savage displaying his latest roundabouts and attractions to the travelling showpeople. The first charter for a Valentine's Fair here was given by Henry VIII in 1537. The Mart and the showpeople who attend it are given a blessing followed by the official ceremony performed by the Mayor and other diginitaries. Contact King's Lynn TIC +44(0)1553 763044. See also Green Men of Norfolk.

Norwich - Easter Fair, over the bank holiday weekend. See also Green Men of Norfolk.

Parish Maps of Norfolk

Alysham, Banham, Brancaster, Breckland District Council, Brisley, Burston, Diss, East Rigleford, Garboldisham, Heathersett, Hingham, Hornington, Kenninghall, Ludham, Lyng, Narborough, Norfolk Rural Community Council, North Creake, North Elham, Old Buckenham, Pulham St Mary, Ringstead, Shimpling, Shipdham, South Lopham, Stiffkey, Surlingham, Tittleshall, Whissonsett, Wymondham.

Walsingham Priory - Snowdrops in February.

Apple Day, October 21st

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