Tuesday July 16th

A bit more walking in Norwich to get some morning photos before heading South.

The route looks a pleasing one but there’s nothing to stall progress before near the end when an extensive visit to Bressingham Steam and Gardens is in prospect.
Bressingham Gardens, created by the appropriately named Alan Bloom MBE and nowadays curated by his son Adrian Bloom, are best viewed by miniature railway.
There’s an exceptional carousel to admire, called The Gallopers
There is also a fine collection of Dad’s Army vehicles and a build of some of the set from fictional Walmington-on-Sea. Having set off in the morning appropriately from Great Yarmouth Pier, used in the series, Bressingham adds to a day I will dedicate to Dad’s Army and the comedy writing alliance of Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

After Bressingham, it is a mile or two to finish in Diss, where the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum will be a sobering fact after the fun-filled fiction at Bressingham.

Post Run9

With overnight scheduled for Ipswich, if we get there in time (before 5pm) we’ll do the free to enter tour of rooms and artworks at Christchurch Mansion.


7am Norwich

10am Tacolneston (mile 12)
1pm – 2pm – Bressingham Steam and Gardens (mile 22)
3pm Diss (mile 25)

Post run

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich (time permitting, closes at 5)


Audio: Dad’s Army Radio series on Audible

Fuel: Celebration Tea, Corned Beef sandwich, Coleman’s mustard

Dress Code: Home Guard