Potter Heigham, The Windmill c.1926

Potter Heigham, The Windmill c.1926

Neg. P167008

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This type of elegant windmill came into its own during the spring and autumn when the marshes were often full of flood water; during this time it was literally 'all hands to the pump' to ensure the safety of the cattle who had been turned out onto the land.

Memories of Potter Heigham

The First Holiday At Potter Heigham

We hired a riverside chalet called 'La Dak' on the Martham side of the river, there were two families sharing. I remember there was no car access to the chalet so we had to park the cars next to the bridge and carry all our personal items. We soon found out there was no running water so all ...Read full memory

Family Holiday

As I read out the memorable words from a guide book about the low bridge in Potter Heigham, and thus to be extra careful, I was greeted with the words "Too late" as we rammed the bridge. Thirty years after this photo and we were still causing havoc!

The Water Otter

Just by the road bridge on the Yarmouth side was a pub with a long grass garden which went down to the river, on the bank was a post with a notice on it which read "Don't disturb the water otter" and tied to the post was a rusty chain. Now the road to the bridge was like a grandstand overlooking the garden and people in ...Read full memory

School Holidays

I feel I could write a book as the memories were brilliant! We used to spend the whole summer there and I cried when I had to leave. I remember the boatyard which was run by Mr May, his son was called Billy and he was my brother's best friend. My mom used to give me 6d to go into Lathams and buy maggots to go fishing, ...Read full memory

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