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Sheringham Park and Wells Next The Sea

This years Garden Photographer of the Year was being displayed at Sheringham Park in Norfolk. So, a trip to Norfolk was planned and an overnight stop to enable us to visit Titchwell Nature Reserve while we were in the area. We chose Wells Next The Sea for our overnight stop and stayed at a pleasant B&B, although our room was tiny! Our first destination was Sheringham Park which was housing the Photographic competition winners. Having found the outdoor display, we spent some time looking over the images, as it very useful to see what appeals to the judges. There were some beautiful images, and some I wondered `how did that get in` - but generally, a great set of images. Then a walk around a small part of the Sheringham Park until we reached the Temple. The park surrounds Sheringham Hall which is privately occupied, but Sheringham Park is in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors. The park was designed by Humphry Repton (1752-1818). He described Sherin

Wells and Cheddar

Having been to Wells before and being fascinated by the clock, we decided to revisit as we were in the area. I think Wells Cathedral has the most magnificent frontage. The mind `boggles` at the `man - hours` spent on  constructing these monumental buildings. Wells Cathedral - West Front  I don't remember anything much about the town of Wells, apart from the Cathedral area. Mind you, it has such an impact when you first see it, like most of our Medieval Cathedrals.  The present Cathedral was begun about 1175 on a new site to the north of an old minster church.  Bishop Reginald de Bohun brought the idea of a revolutionary architectural style from France, and Wells was the first English cathedral to be built entirely in this new Gothic style.  The first building phase took about eighty years, building from east to west, culminating in the magnificent West Front. About 300 of its original medieval statues remain: a glorious theatrical stone backdrop for feas