The Village Today

Take me home!

Picture of Holme Village Signpost Holme-next-the-Sea is a village on the north-west coast of Norfolk, UK, about one mile from the sea and four miles from the town of Hunstanton.    It is quiet and restful, with cottages to let and caravan and camping sites available in the village.   There is a nature reserve nearby on the coast for birdwatching, and the Titchwell reserve is only a short distance away.   The Old Hunstanton links golf course is on the seaward side, and there are many walks along the beaches, and inland.


Click the church picture to read an account of the village in 1951 written at that time by the Headmaster Mr J.E.Kett and the senior children.   It contains references to the history of the area, the church and the school, accounts of life and people in the village, and is well illustrated with charts, diagrams, drawings and statistics.     Click for Our Village in 1951



The Village

By the grey sands, by the grey sea, and hidden lies the village.  The mists press down heavily on the roofs, and through the stillness moans the sea, monotonously around the village. 

Woods rustle, and  birds sing in May without end; only the call of the geese flying  by in the autumn night, and grass waves on the dunes.

But my whole heart hangs on you, grey village by the sea. Your youthful charm rests smiling yet on you, grey village by the sea.   


Storm 1817-1888  (Translation)

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