Guild of Ransom

I've been on the far side of Norfolk all day today, Walsingham in fact, visiting the Roman Catholic Shrine, that my great Grandfather helped resurrect and re-build in the last century.

Henry VIII did a wonderful job of destroying the original, which was up there with Canterbury, and the shrine of Thomas Beckett, as one of Europe's most popular medieval pilgrimage centres. You can see what's left of the original grand Abbey in the photo.

There was a power cut in that part of Norfolk for most of the afternoon and that included mobile phone signals, It was like being back in the 1970s. No email and only the payphones worked!


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