FINCHAM PUTS THE BABY OUT

 

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If you thought blogging on those unsung Fenland villages was tough, welcome to West Norfolk.

Fincham

Fincham (pop.496) is one of those places you drive past at 39 29 mph, take a look at the Swan with its Abbot sign and Thai deals and think “I wonder“.

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Photo: Sgt Nik Howe/MOD,

Then you get distracted by the sound of an F-35 taking off from RAF Marham and before you know it you’re on the way to Crimplesham, wondering what that Stars and Stripes was.

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YOU can be the President
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Confess I never saw Fincham Castle

Wiki says “As of 2013, Fincham has a shop/post office, a pub, a petrol station, a hairdressers and a tree surgeon/log supplier. As of 2015 the shop/post office has now closed, leaving the village with no convenience store.”

Nowhere to buy your BrewDog, then, unless St Martins has diversification plans.

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Big church for 496 people

Most of the Fincham 496 (sounds like a new Netflix series) live in spacious but traffic-worn houses along the A1122.

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Best I could co

The Swan benefits from the outside stonework, though Proper Pub fans will balk at the banners.

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One for yellow pub sign fans

No takeaway beer, or curry, so I’ll have to come back and report on the banter, which might revolves around the voodoo baby doll.

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Scary

All too quiet, even with the odd van carrying potatoes to Potter Heigham.

The curtains twitched when I stopped to take this sign.

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Nelson born in Norfolk, as they never stop telling you

WhatPub alerted me to an unlikely second pub, which turned out to be an upmarket country lodge of the sort normally seen on the A11 to Norwich.

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Timber !

A decent footpath, a wood to wee in, and a found rabbit.

If no-one claims the rabbit by the weekend you can have him/her.

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4 thoughts on “FINCHAM PUTS THE BABY OUT

  1. I like that Fincham town sign, but yes: the floppy latex signs on the exterior of pubs (or any business, really) are a minus for me rather than a plus. But if I lived in this particular community I gather I would quickly learn not to be too picky about such things!

    “a wood to wee in” –This line really spoke to me, I must say; it is a decisive factor in selecting locations for a good long walk!

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  2. As my wife would say, West Norfolk is very “rural.” Unfortunately, she isn’t being polite here! Looking at the map, it doesn’t seem well populated either.

    Rural or otherwise, West Norfolk also happens to be the least well-known part of the county, as far as I am concerned, which means I would like to explore the area further.

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