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The busy trunk road to Norwich winds through the heart of Acle past many pleasing old houses. Years before, in 1869, a Mr Thorn stopped to catch his breath here during a pioneering ride to Norwich on his new-fangled bicycle velocipede, 'so much in vogue in Paris'. His progress was 'considerably retarded by the roughness of the roads and a powerful gale'.

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I have many happy memories of this school, I went there when it first opened, we were so lucky, the school had all modern equipment and really nice classrooms, and a brilliant Headmaster, Mr Phillips, he was very strict but fair, as were most of the teachers, Miss Leadbetter, Mr Flowerdew,Mr Powell, Miss Smith, Mrs Tilbrook, Mr Priest - these are the names that I can remember. I became a Prefect in my final ...see more

Added 23 September 2010
I am looking for a church called Heringby or St Ethelbert Church where my ancestor Hugh Atte Fenne was buried in the chancel next to his mother. He bequeathed money to rebuild the tower, roof and porch around 1474 when he died. He also founded a college and an almshouse for the poor. Could this be the same church? I have been searching for it. My e-mail is sjlatshaw@comcast.net ~Susan

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