Norfolk COP26 Relay The COP26 Norfolk Tributary Relay starts off from Great Yarmouth this morning. Day 1 of a 9 day pilgrimage across the heart of Norfolk. They will be following the Walsingham Way from Great Yarmouth to Swanton Morley, before detouring to Dereham and thence, via Litcham, to Lynn.
At different times in her life, Saint Bathilde was a slave, a queen and an abbess; and there’s a chance that she may have come from Postwick. Mooring at Postwick Wharf, we walked to the village to see what we could find of 7th Century community. First stop was the church. Had we consulted the Exploring … Continue reading “Voyage of the Bolero 2 : Postwick”
There was little awareness of, or interest in St. Bathilde in East Anglia, even though she was a child of the 7th Century elite. She died in 658 and was canonised 200 years later. Her burial robe is pictured above. Part of the silence may be because in the early 7th Century East Anglia was … Continue reading “St. Bathilde : A Norfolk Girl Who Did Well?”