Posted: 03/02/2016 at 19:03
Dustin - I'm a fan of the Norfolk coast (more about that in a minute). I've just Googled the lighthouse (definately due for a visit). As I'm sure you know it was opened in 1790 and was automated in 1929. It's described at the oldest working lighthouse in East Anglia and the only independantly operated lighthouse in Great Britain. The lighthouse keepers cottage(s) is now available for rent as a holiday home! Another branch of my family were frame weavers - outworkers for the Nottingham textile/lace industry. Burton Joyce. The village they lived and worked in was subject to the Luddite riots of 1811-16 (I think that was the dates).
About 18 months ago I took on the job (voluntary) of technical officer for the Round Norfolk Relay - and epic 24hr, 200 mile, 17 stage run around the County of Norfolk. The race starts on Saturday Morning from Kings Lynn at 5:30am and heads down the Norfolk coast to Great Yarmouth (the first five stages follow the coastal all the way down to Cromer) then on through Bungay, Thetford, Downham Market and back to Kings Lynn to arrive about 9:30am on Sunday. My job is basically to produce the race results and look after the website (which I am currently rebuilding). The website is http://www.roundnorfolkrelay.com/ if you fancy a peep.
WP - good to see you are making progress.
Lyrics - yes
For myself - 5M at a fairly bright pace - there might be something stirring in the old legs yet...though I may pay for todays exhuberance tomorrow!
Have good evening all