Tagged with Norfolk history

Norfolk Witches

Norfolk Witches

This is from The Norfolk Broads published 1903  by William Dutt, as described by the rector of Rockland: He assured me that even now there were men and women in Rockland and its neighbourhood who sought the aid of “wise women” and “cunning men” when a child was lost; who would not allow their relatives … Continue reading

A Child Drowned in Norfolk, 1772

This comes from the diary of William Youell of Great Yarmouth, a document in the Norwich Record Office: 9 June The poor girl Quinton taken up this day, her tongue was rolled in her mouth swelled as big as any fish and her Eyes started out of her head, that a great many people believe … Continue reading

Landscape and Admirals

This is a truly bizarre tale from The York Herald in 1806, and I can’t imagine any explanation for it: “It is with satisfaction we learn that the County of Norfolk, ingratitude and affection to the memory of its dear, departed Nelson, has determined to place its column of commemoration at the native spot of … Continue reading