The Village Today
||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
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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