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This well-known landmark is an amalgamation of historic buildings dating from the 15th and 18th centuries, known as a number of names, including The Crown during King Henry VIII's reign. However, eventually it was named The Royal Hop Pole when Queen Mary stayed in 1937 and gave it the official … more >>
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"... there are two Wells together with basons in them that the Spring rises up in, which is furr'd with a White Scumm which rises out of the Water ... its a quick purger and very good for all Scurbutick humours; some persons drink a quart or two - I drank a quart n a morning for two days and hold them to be a good sort of Purge if you can hold your breath so as to drinke them down ..."
Herringfleet, St Margaret's Church- Herringfleet, Suffolk, England
The church of St Margaret's seems lost, as if deserted by its village and left to its own devices. The church stands beside the B1074, looking out over the River Waveney, just on the Suffolk side of the border with Norfolk. It would be easy to drive past, but the church presents such a delightful picture, with its perfect round tower and thatched nave. ... more