In the hinterland of Norfolk is an unusual museum called
the Thursford Collection started by George Cushing, who
was born in Thursford in 1904. After the Second World
War when when all the farmers were scraping their old
farm vehicles, George decided to start collecting them
and nursing them back to health. He then went on in the
mid 1950’s to collect old fairground organs and merry go
rounds, all of which goes to make up this highly popular
visitor attraction that we see today.
The Thursford Christmas show is the ultimate Christmas
musical experience and brings in visitors from far and
wide, book early if you wish to attend.
For eateries try the Crawfish on the edge of the
village, a converted pub that serves Thai food and on
the A149 is The Old Forge, seafood restaurant.
Seven miles away on the A148 in one direction is the
Georgian Town of Holt a place
that attracts the discerning shopper with its antique
and unusual gift shops. Additional attractions are the
North Norfolk Steam Railway sited outside the main
thoroughfare, accessed either by foot or bus, which will
whisk you away to the seaside resort of Sheringham. Taking
the A148 in the other direction will bring you to the
Market Town of Fakenham with
its weekly auction, farmers market and Race
Heading to the coast (under 8 miles 13km) will bring you
to Morston a popular place
for boating enthusiasts, who sail the local waters from
the quay. The seal population at Blakeney Point can be
visited by boat from Morston. The boats leave daily at
varying times, according to the tides.