Photo of Potter Heigham, The Windmill c.1926

Potter Heigham, The Windmill c.1926

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Memories of Potter Heigham

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 ...Read full memory

Boating On The Broads

Two years after our first visit we came again, bringing our own river cruisers towed by our own cars. We had located a slipway to launch at Martham boatyard prior to ...Read full memory

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 ...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 ...Read full memory

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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.