Theme Week East Anglia – King’s Lynn

30 May 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Custom House © Alienturnedhuman

Custom House © Alienturnedhuman

King’s Lynn is a sea port and market town in the ceremonial county of Norfolk in the East of England. It is situated 97 miles (156 km) north of London and 44 miles (71 km) west of Norwich. The population of the town is 42,800. The town has two theatres, museums and other cultural and sporting venues. There are three secondary schools and one college. The service sector, information and communication technologies and creative industries, provide limited employment for the population of King’s Lynn and the surrounding area.   read more…

Theme Week East Anglia – Newmarket

29 May 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Clock-tower to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria © geograph.org.uk - Robert Edwards/cc-by-sa-2.0

Clock-tower to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria © geograph.org.uk – Robert Edwards/cc-by-sa-2.0

Newmarket is a market town in the county of Suffolk, approximately 65 miles (105 kilometres) north of London. It is generally considered the birthplace and global centre of thoroughbred horse racing. It is a major local business cluster, with annual investment rivalling that of the Cambridge Science Park, the other major cluster in the region. It is the largest racehorse training centre in Britain, the largest racehorse breeding centre in the country, and home to most major British horseracing institutions, and a key global centre for horse health. Two Classic races, and an additional three British Champions Series races are held at Newmarket every year. Racing at Newmarket has been dated as far back as 1174, making it the earliest known racing venue of post-classical times. King James I (reigned 1603–1625) greatly increased the popularity of horse racing there, and King Charles I followed this by inaugurating the first cup race in 1634. The Jockey Club‘s clubhouse is in Newmarket, though its administration is based in London.   read more…

Theme Week East Anglia – Burnham Thorpe

28 May 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Birthplace of Admiral Lord Nelson © geograph.org.uk - Nigel Jones/cc-by-sa-2.0

Birthplace of Admiral Lord Nelson © geograph.org.uk – Nigel Jones/cc-by-sa-2.0

Burnham Thorpe is a small village and civil parish on the River Burn and near the coast of Norfolk. It is famous for being the birthplace of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, victor at the Battle of Trafalgar and one of Britain’s greatest heroes. At the time of his birth, Nelson’s father, Edmund Nelson, was rector of the church in Burnham Thorpe.   read more…

Theme Week East Anglia – Great Yarmouth

27 May 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Britannia Pier © Leigh Last/cc-by-sa-3.0

Britannia Pier © Leigh Last/cc-by-sa-3.0

Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, 20 miles (30 km) east of Norwich. The town has a beach and two piers.   read more…

Theme Week East Anglia – Bury St Edmunds

26 May 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Abbey Gardens and Cathedral © geograph.org.uk - Robert Edwards/cc-by-sa-2.0

Abbey Gardens and Cathedral © geograph.org.uk – Robert Edwards/cc-by-sa-2.0

Bury St Edmunds is a market town in the county of Suffolk, and formerly the county town of West Suffolk. It is the main town in the borough of St Edmundsbury and known for the ruined abbey near the town centre. Bury is the seat of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, with the episcopal see at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.   read more…

Theme Week East Anglia

25 May 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Burghley House in Peterborough © flickr.com - Anthony Masi/cc-by-2.0

Burghley House in Peterborough © flickr.com – Anthony Masi/cc-by-2.0

East Anglia is one of three constituent parts of the East of England – a first level region. The name has also been applied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom of the East Angles. The region’s name is derived from the Angles – a tribe that originated in Angeln, northern Germany. The region comprises four areas of local government: the administrative counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, northern Essex and Cambridgeshire, the unitary authority area of the city of Peterborough.   read more…

Ipswich in East Anglia

2 November 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Cornhill © geograph.org.uk - Michael Wade

Cornhill © geograph.org.uk – Michael Wade

Ipswich is a large town and a non-metropolitan district. It is the county town of Suffolk. Ipswich is located on the estuary of the River Orwell. Nearby towns are Felixstowe, Needham Market and Stowmarket in Suffolk and Harwich and Colchester in Essex.   read more…

Overview Theme Weeks

27 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Theme Weeks In irregular intervals we publish Theme Weeks about cities, regions, and countries. Here you can find the complete list.   read more…

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