The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 1897

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    St Nicholas, Potter Heigham, Norfolk

    A pretty and interesting church in Broadland. Unfortunately, out of the hundreds of churches in the Norfolk Broads, this is one of the very few which is kept locked. The churchwarden likes to know who is going into his church, I was told by a villager.

    1. pillarboxcottage 34 months ago | reply

      What a topical post! I hope some of today's memorials will still be standing in 115 years' time!

    2. ~Abadhero08~ 34 months ago | reply

      Who is the queen who celebrated her diamond jubilee in 1897? is it queen victoria? please correct me if i am wrong. :-)

    3. Simon_K 34 months ago | reply

      Yes, it was Queen Victoria.

    4. Philip Watson 34 months ago | reply

      Maybe this is why we get so many comments in the visitors' book at our local church, expressing surprise at finding it open.

    5. Simon_K 34 months ago | reply

      Perhaps. But in East Anglia at least 70% of the churches are open every day, some of them 24/7. It is very unusual to find a rural church which is not open, especially in North Essex, South Cambridgeshire, East Suffolk and the Norfolk Broads.

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