I’m NFN (Normal for Norfolk)

Great great grand-daddy Platford: ploughman and horse-doctor

Great great grand-daddy Platford: ploughman and horse-doctor

Managed to get up to Norfolk, last week, where apparently a fair few of my genes are from. The pictures of John Platford, an ancestor who worked on the Holkham estate in the north of the county. Its a lovely bit of the world and they have a little museum on the estate, but I felt a bit irked at helping support the aristos (who still live there) by buying their beers and scones.

More my thing was the wonderful Jarrold printing museum, where volunteers staff what was once a huge working press by the river Wensum.


They have an amazing array of letterpress and litho presses; and had the foresight to start the museum up in the 1980’s.

Sadly I only had a couple of days to look around- didn’t even get to see the broads, or even find out if theres any fishing up there. Will definitely be back.