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Tuesday 27 September 2016

One of the prettiest villages in England

Pulham Market is the merest speck on the map. Home to just a few hundred people, this cute village is tucked away on side roads in the English county of Norfolk. 

It may not be on the tourism radar, but is one of the prettiest villages I have come across in rural England with thatched cottages and delightfully maintained gardens. It also appeared to be bogan free.

With two pubs and a village shop, all overlooking the village green, Pulham Market is a delightful spot for a picnic or a beer stop. 

Home to the impressive St Mary Magdalene Church, Pulham Market earns just three lines in Wikipedia: 

Pulham Market and its sister village Pulham St Mary are situated approximately 9 miles (14.5 kilometres) north of Diss in Norfolk, England. It covers an area of 12.08 km2 (4.66 sq mi) and had a population of 999 in 443 households as of the 2001 census, the population falling to 977 at the 2011 census. It once had a station on the Waveney Valley Line, which is now closed. 

That's all. 

Except, I learned from a friend that between 1919 and 1930, the region was known as a base for airships, including the R34 that made the first two-way crossing of the Atlantic. Such airships were known as "Pulham Pigs". 

You learn something very day.  

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