“I am a Norfolk man, and glory in being so.” Thus spake Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson. “Me too!” say I, delighted that we both went to the same school.
His birthplace is Burnham Thorpe, one of many Burnhams in North Norfolk. His memory is everywhere.
Burnham Market, the largest Burnham is delightful. We sat alfresco at a small cafe watching the world go by... going by very fast as it was blowing a gale. They’re born tough up here...
I thought of Trafalgar, of Nelson, the wind in his sails, the fatal bullet and how he should have been hardy.
Steve McBrevity over 3 years ago
If you see Alan Partridge give him my regards.