Industrial Heritage

Letheringsett Watermill

“Letheringsett Watermill is the last remaining watermill in Norfolk to produce flour! Mike and Marion Thurlow took over the disused mill on the River Glaven in 1987 and restored the mill to working order. It is now an award winning tourist attraction. Following Mike’s sudden death in 2013, Marion and Michelle, Mike and Marions daughter, continue to sucessfully run the mill.

A speciality wheat, Spelt is milled here at Letheringsett. Originally introduced to Britain by the Romans, Spelt is higher in vitamin B and protein than other wheat, and many wheat sensitive people can tolerate Spelt flour in their diet. Spelt flour is only one of the many different types of flour, dried fruit and nuts that can be purchased in the mill shop.

Letheringsett Mill is a working mill and can usually be seen working several days a week, but it is subject to the demands of flour production.

Guided tours (by prior arrangement only) give an informative and fascinating insight to the history of the mill and flour production. Please contact the mill for further details.” (text: Letheringsett Mill)

The Poppy Line (North Norfolk Railway)

“Running from Sheringham on the North Norfolk Coast, to the Georgian town of Holt, via Weybourne, is the North Norfolk Railway. When British Rail closed the line to Melton Constable in 1965, the M&GN Preservation Society was established and purchased the line and leased the old station. After raising £14,000 by the sale of shares the North Norfolk Railway was born and ran its first steam service in 1976. The Poppy Line as it is known, operates a variety of steam and diesel locomotives on a daily scheduled service (seasonal).” (text & top image: Tour Norfolk)