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Old 16-06-2014, 02:07 AM   #221
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A Norfolk church, which became famous when a happy Frank Spencer disappearedthrough a hole in the roof during a 1970s episode of Some Mothers Do Av Em, is set to be restored..The dream of determined parishioners at St Peter and St Paul Church, at Runham, between Acle and Yarmouth, is set to be finally realised this year..After decades of unremitting decline, the parlous state of the church was exposed to millions of television viewers during the Christmas episode of the popular TV comedy show..Weddings had stopped in the 1960s and soon after only one service a year - a carol concert - was being held..Its remarkable turnaround began when a small group of parishioners, led by Bobbie Walsh, started to hold services again in their homes with the aim of returning to the abandoned church..After nearly 2 decades of fund-raising and exhaustive grant applications,the villagers have seen the roof, stained glass windows and floor restored, and celebratedsuch landmarks as the return of christenings and weddings..Now the vicar, Rev Graham Steel, hopes that this year will see the walls being restored as the final piece in the jigsaw..He said: “They will have to put up scaffolding around the whole church so it is going to cost about £25,000. The work will involve complete re-plastering and then lime-washing the walls..Norfolk isis a low-lying county in the East of England. It has borders with Lincolnshire to the west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea coast and to the North-west the county is bordered by the Wash...

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Mautby is a civil parish in the English county of Nor[folk.. The parish comprises a largely rural area along the north bank of the River Bure, and includes the small villages of Mautby, Runham and Thrigby. It is located some 10 km (6.2 mi) west of the town of Great Yarmouth and 30 km (19 mi) east of the city of Norwich..The civil parish has an area of 16.6 km2 (6.4 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 395 in 145 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Great Yarmouth..The area has the status of a National Park and is protected by the Broads Authority..Historical sites, such as those in the centre of Norwich, also contribute to tourism..Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, 20 miles (32 km) east of Norwich.. More recently, the development of renewable energy sources, especially offshore wind power, has created further opportunities for support services. A wind farm of 30 generators is within sight of The Town on the Scroby Sands..The Town itself is on a thin spit sandwiched between the North Sea and River Yare..Its well known features include the historic rows (narrow streets) and the main tourist sector on the seafront..Rambouillet is served by the SNCF Rambouillet train station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line to Chartres.. The area is linked to Gorleston, Cobholm and Southtown by Haven Bridge and to the A47, A149 and A12 by the Breydon Bridge...
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