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Signing up Norfolk’s War Horses for WW1

Signing up Norfolk’s War Horses for WW1

I so love Michael Morpurgo's powerful War Horse story and was reminded of it when reading about the signing up of Norfolk's own War Horses in a booklet called Dereham in the Great War, A Diary by Terry Davy. The entry for Thursday, 6 August 1914 vividly describes the...

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Sandringham’s Queen Bee Flower Power

Sandringham’s Queen Bee Flower Power

I was interested to learn that TV naturalist and eco campaigner Chris Packham led a children’s march to Buckingham Palace to deliver a petition with more than 100,000 signatures asking the Queen to rewild royal lands. The petition urges the royal family to commit to...

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Introducing my writing companions, Elsie and Ernie

Introducing my writing companions, Elsie and Ernie

We're currently staying in Airbnb in a hamlet called Barway while our house in Ely is renovated, and we'll be here for a couple more months yet. While here I'm pressing on with writing book 2 in my trilogy. I've written more than 35,000 words already and am making a...

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When did the first Royal Train steam into Wolferton?

When did the first Royal Train steam into Wolferton?

How fabulous for the newly wed Princess Alexandra to be swept off her feet and onto the royal train by her dashing young bridegroom, Prince Edward, (later King Edward V11) to spend their honeymoon at Sandringham. The date was 28 March, 1863 and this was the first...

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Queen Elizabeth II – a gold show winner

Queen Elizabeth II – a gold show winner

Like the Queen this pretty pink rose is serene, elegant and timeless. So it was no surprise that it won a gold award and many admiring glances at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last week. Harkness rose breeders launched the Queen Elizabeth II rose at the show to...

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Prince William’s love of royal Norfolk estate

Prince William’s love of royal Norfolk estate

This evening I shall be glued to TV watching a tribute to Prince Philip called Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers. Prince Philip had a great fondness for Sandringham and spent his last few years in retirement on his royal Norfolk estate, where Prince William...

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Christmas at Sandringham 1984

Christmas at Sandringham 1984

I stumbled across an old guide book of Sandringham House at an antiques store in Norfolk with this photo of the royal family at Sandringham at Christmas 1984. In the last 36 years, like any family, the royal family has suffered its share of deaths and divorce, as well...

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Happy Birthday Prince Harry

Happy Birthday Prince Harry

As Prince Harry marks his 37th birthday today I wonder if he wishes he was back in England and could throw a big party with his family and old friends. With his little daughter Lilibet in his arms, and Archie and Meghan too. Could this ever happen?I hope so, one day,...

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