Hilgay Church, Norfolk
Today is Echoes 1st Birthday……so what better why to spend the day then church exploring in the lovely sunshine. We didn’t have a plan to start with, we just drove until we came to a village that we had yet to visit. The first village was Hilgay, it took a while to find the church, as it was hidden behind the village. Not a very large church, but it looked interesting…….but it was locked, even as I walked up the path I could see a big padlock on the door. Still there was some very nice gravestones and I took photos of the exterior for another post.
I got back into the car a little disappointed, but husband had been looking at my church book and put a destination into the sat-nav for a church he thought I might like……he did get it slightly wrong, but we will come to that later. Destination was 37 miles away, but he wouldn’t tell me where. On the way we stopped at another church.
All Saints Church, Swanton Morley, Norfolk
The church at Swanton Morley looked really interesting, lovely tall clear glass windows….but…you guessed, locked, not my day today. Now I was begining to think its a long way to go to find a church locked, but Husband said no his church would be open. We did pass several more churches, but time was passing by and I was a bit worried we might run out of it. So 37 miles later we came to Reepham, amazingly this was on my wish list as there are 3 churches in one churchyard, although they are named after different villages.. Thank you husband, perfect…..no said husband this is not the church I saw in your book, show me I said……he had seen Salle Church, this is a church very near to the top of my wish list, but lucky only a few miles from Reepham.
St Mary’s Church, Reepham, Norfolk
St Michaels Church, Whitwell, Norfolk
Part of the ruin of All Saints’ Hackford, Norfolk
So after spending time exploring the churches in Reepham churchyard we set off for Salle Church. This is a beautiful big church, very big, in fact massive. I took loads of photos and I will post about the church later, but below is a taster of what is to come.
To finish the birthday treat, we made our way to the North Norfolk coast and drove along to Salthouse to have a meal in the Dun Cow and looking out of the windows you see the view below. A perfect ending to a lovely day.