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37) Dave Rogers 
Halesworth - Suffolk Location
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Thursday, 10 February 2005 19:34 Write a comment

Can anyone give advise about when the sails will be returned onto the Berney Windmill. They seem to have been missing for about 3 years now and it would be good to see the mill back in action again.

Andy Friday, 11 February 2005 15:51
Hi Dave
Take a look at Ron's message (21). It looks like it will be sometime this Spring, i.e. soon!
36) Ralph Berney 
Canada Location
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Sunday, 9 January 2005 14:09 Write a comment

Nice site. I'm not sure if I'm anyway related to this area (I'm 6th generation Canadian) but I think our family might have comes from Kent or Norfolk. The train station reminds me of one I saw in Nova Scotia last Orangedale.
35) Mark C.T. Healy 
Birmingham Location
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Monday, 6 December 2004 02:15 Write a comment

Shorebase has 5 new aerial photos up, taken today, which includes one of Breydon, and one of Berney Arms which shows the still sail-less mill.

34) Wally 
Norfolk Location
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Saturday, 4 December 2004 11:51 Write a comment

When the new rail timetable commences on the 12th December 2004 there are four trains a day Mondays to Saturdays which stop at Berney Arms on request. Two are in the Great Yarmouth direction in the morning and two in the Norwich direction in the afternoon. However on Sundays there are eight trains, four in each direction.
33) Nancy Pendery 
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 Location
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Sunday, 28 November 2004 02:35 Write a comment

I enjoyed your website very much. I am planning to come the the UK next May and hope to photograph as many mills as I can. I'm also an artist and want to see where Edward Seago and John Constable painted.
Nancy Pendery
32) Wilfred Walker 
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Monday, 22 November 2004 15:07 Write a comment

Will be arriving on the first train of the day for a good look round at all the sights and leave by the last train.
31) a passenger 
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Wednesday, 3 November 2004 17:49 Write a comment

Hopefully the new train timetable starting on December 12th will include many more trains stopping at Berney Arms railway station.
30) Paul Snelling 
Sussex Location
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Friday, 29 October 2004 22:18 Write a comment

smile Congratulations on an excellent web site. It bought back many happy memories of holidays in the Yarmouth area and of my one return trip out to Berney Arms. I'm sure this site will be of benefit to railway enthusiasts such as myself who are looking up details on the railways of the area. I found what I was looking for and more besides.
29) Henry Hewitt 
Newmarket Suffolk, ne Berney Arms Location
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Monday, 25 October 2004 20:03 Write a comment

Been a while since I looked on here, congratulations it is getting much better. Good interesting site and brings back lots of memories. Well done.
Micky H
28) Noel Berney 
Wellington - NZ Location
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Sunday, 24 October 2004 10:34 Write a comment

I'm quite excited about discovering this place. Have heard about it when I was a child hanging about the adults - look forward to visiting one day!
27) a n enthusiast 
suffolk Location
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Friday, 22 October 2004 16:15 Write a comment

Although the direct line from Lowestoft to Great Yarmouth was taken up it is still possible to travel between the two towns regularly by changing just once either at Brundall then via Acle or at Reedham then via Berney Arms one just crosses to the other platform at either station to catch the second train but you need to check connections carefully to avoid hanging around unnecessarily and the trains are much less frequent on Sundays. Carry a pack of cheese biscuits and a plastic litre bottle of bitter lemon with a screw top to keep your strength up whilst waiting for the connection.
26) David and Grace Rogers 
Halesworth Location
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Sunday, 17 October 2004 22:24 Write a comment

We have just returned this weekend from a visit to The Berney Arms in our boat - Eastern Dawn.
The sails on the Berney Mill are still missing and there is no evidence of any building work about to commence on the Mill in order to put the sails back on. The mill has been painted up on the outside and new windows put in and the new cap is in place waiting for the sails to be put back on. The mill is no longer open to the public as it was a year ago and now is locked up and stands apparently deserted which is a great shame for such a historical place. We look forward to the day when the sails are finally hoisted and secured into place after a wait of several years.
The Berney Arms pub continues to be a popular place and the meals, beer and hospitality are excellant.
The moorings from The Berney Mill down to the pub have been renewed in recent years and offer good and safe moorings for visiting craft. The moorings are ideally placed for boats waiting for bridge lifts at Great Yarmouth in order to go out to sea and for those craft coming in from the sea and going onto the southern broads.
25) Lee Lewis 
lowestoft Location
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Saturday, 16 October 2004 22:07 Write a comment

I am still waiting on the pictures on Lowestoft, Lowestoft North, Corton, Hopton pics, hope to see them soon. Great website. Lee
24) Roy 
north walsham Location
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Saturday, 16 October 2004 21:25 Write a comment

Can you tell me when the ARMS closes for winter. Like to stay on our boat and see the sun come up.
Walk to Yarmouth and train back smile

Andy Sunday, 17 October 2004 17:42
I guess you're referring to the Berney Arms pub? Try phoning them on 01493 700303 to see what the latest is at it may have changed hands since I visited.
23) Ian Martin 
Lowestoft Location
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Wednesday, 6 October 2004 22:56 Write a comment

One thing I love about the rail network in and around Lowestoft and Yarmouth (inc. Berney Arms) are all the wonderful traditional features the lines have. For instance, the traditional signalling methods (semaphore signalling) and the old swing bridges and victorian signal boxes. I hope these are not removed for a very long time!
22) A N Enthusiast 
Suffolk Location
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Wednesday, 22 September 2004 17:30 Write a comment

It is possible to reopen Aldeby former mainline railway station to Great Yarmouth by relaying the short section of track to Haddiscoe and also the short spur from Reedham swing bridge to Berney Arms. This would also be of great benefit to all the residents of nearby Wheatacre. Connections to Norwich can be made at Haddiscoe or Berney Arms or Great Yarmouth.

Ian Martin Wednesday, 6 October 2004 22:42
very true, i really don't see why so many lines were closed during nationalisation of the rail network. A stupid closure in my eyes was the Yarmouth Lowestoft rail link, i can imagine that a service like this would be used frequently.
21) Ron Smith 
Portsmouth Location
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Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:45 Write a comment

Got an Email from EH about the mill.

Mr Smith

Nick Balaam has copied me into your query about Berney Arms and asked me to respond as the Project Manager for the work.

The works to repair and conserve the structural elements of the cap and the exterior of the mill tower were completed earlier this year. Two new stocks have been manufactured and are awaiting delivery to the mill in the very near future where they will be reunited with the sail frames which are repaired and in store.

It is hoped that we will be able to re-hang the stocks and sails before the unsettled autumn/winter weather settles in but if this proves to be impractical then they will go back up early next spring.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.


Steve Blackford

Projects & Facilities Manager

East Midlands and East of England Region
20) Paul & Sheila Hutchinson 
Stoke Holy Cross Location
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Thursday, 5 August 2004 22:57 Write a comment

Your readers may be interested to know that the cap was put back on Polkey's Mill earlier this week and it was mentioned on local TV and local radio. There is also an article about Berney Arms in the August edition of Norfolk Journal. There is still no signs of the sails going back on the Berney Arms mill!
The 4th Berney Arms Reunion will be on Sunday September 5th 2004 at the Berney Arms Inn,and everyone is welcome to come along.
19) Matthew Taylor 
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Tuesday, 3 August 2004 22:44 Write a comment

A great site and of real interest to me as I have recently been in the area again. Without sites like this, you would never realise what has been lost. Does anyone have or know of any pictures of Belton Station?

Andy Tuesday, 3 August 2004 22:59
Hi Matthew
Look for a book called "Eastern Main Lines - Saxmundham to Yarmouth" by Richard Adderson and Graham Kenworthy, published in 2001 by Middleton Press, ISBN 1-901706-699. There are 7 or 8 photos of the station plus maps.
18) Kate Shephard 
Poole, Dorset Location
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Tuesday, 3 August 2004 16:22 Write a comment

I went to Great Yarmouth many years ago while at the Norfolk Broads as a child. I love the site and all the historical information!
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