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24) Roy 
roy@waitrose.com
Location:
north walsham
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Saturday, 16 October 2004 20:25 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 16:42
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 
ian@4langdale.f2s.com
Location:
Lowestoft
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Wednesday, 6 October 2004 21:56 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 
Location:
Suffolk
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Wednesday, 22 September 2004 16:30 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 21:42
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 
ronsmith77@btinternet.com
Location:
Portsmouth
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Thursday, 19 August 2004 20:45 Write a comment Send E-mail

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.

Regards

Steve Blackford

Projects & Facilities Manager

East Midlands and East of England Region
20) Paul & Sheila Hutchinson 
paul@hutchson.freeserve.co.uk
Location:
Stoke Holy Cross
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Thursday, 5 August 2004 21:57 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 
matthew.taylor1@btinternet.com
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Tuesday, 3 August 2004 21:44 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 21:59
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 
kate@pooleontheweb.com
Location:
Poole, Dorset
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Tuesday, 3 August 2004 15:22 Write a comment Send E-mail

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!
17) Mark C.T. Healy 
markcthealy@mac.com
Location:
Birmingham
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Tuesday, 27 July 2004 22:15 Write a comment Send E-mail

The BBC Norfolk webpage has now added a webcam that is attached to the Broads Authority launch that patrols the Waveney, Yare, and Breydon areas. The link is;
http://www.bbc.co.uk/norfolk/webcams/norwich_mobile.shtml
Pics are updated about every 15-25 mins tides and operations permitting, all through the summer. I was alerted via the Broads Authority mailing list.

Attached is a pic I saved earlier today, approaching Berney Arms High Mill;- I'm almost sure it's the mill at Berney Arms as about 30-45 mins later, the launch was across Breydon and there was a pic along Yarmouth Yacht Station.

If it is the Mill, then it would seem that the sails have yet to be reinstalled.

P.S. Andrew, I'm visiting the Broads next week for 3 days, so I may have some more pics for your site soon. Cheers
16) Steven W McCornack 
stevemccornack@yahoo.com
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Tuesday, 20 July 2004 19:38 Write a comment Send E-mail

My mother's side are Berneys from the Vallee du Joux in Switzerland. I am interested in all things Berney.
15) Howard Brisland 
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Tuesday, 6 July 2004 10:46 Write a comment

Excellent informative site - amazing that the station has survived at all into the 21st century!!! Will definitely be visiting this summer to sample the ales at the pub!!! Cheers!!!
14) Mick Saunders 
michaelsaunders@ntlworld.com
Location:
Derby
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Saturday, 3 July 2004 12:32 Write a comment Send E-mail

Really enjoyed your website.
Very nostalgic for me as I went on holiday to Yarmouth from 1946 to 1959. Until 1957, we travelled by special train over the M&GN via SAXBY, SUTTON BRIDGE, SOUTH LYNN and MELTON CONSTABLE; I think it took about six hours to get there! Happy days!
13) Mark Percival 
mark.percival@tesco.net
Location:
Coventry
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Friday, 2 July 2004 19:27 Write a comment Send E-mail

What an excellent website! Well designed full of useful information - this is the first of many visits I'm sure.

Thank you.

Mark

PS Know the area well as my father is from Lowestoft.
12) Lee Hall 
lisa_jay_hall@hotmail.com
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Thursday, 1 July 2004 10:59 Write a comment Send E-mail

Read your site with great interest: I'm looking for information on an accident which occured at Vauxhall Station, Great Yarmouth on the afternoon of Thursday June 17th, 1897. If anyone can point me in the right direction for research, eg GER accident logs? please get in touch.
Thanks,
Lee
11) Ian Martin 
Location:
Lowestoft
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Friday, 18 June 2004 18:50 Write a comment

Oh yes, one more thing. The station's original sign has been reinstated. I read it in the Lowestoft Journal a few weeks ago.

I completely forgot to look on the walk I took, so can anyone confirm that it is back?

Andy Friday, 18 June 2004 19:21
The 'old' sign is back but it's not the original. It's an excellent copy made to the same style. Take a look at the pictures on my website, see the Berney Arms Railways page and follow the link for the second page of photos.
10) Ian Martin 
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Friday, 18 June 2004 18:41 Write a comment

Thanks for all the replies. Can't wait to see them go back up.

Took another walk across Halvergate marshes the other week (as mentioned the paths are still very hard to see) so ended up on the railway line 50m from the station, whoops!

Got to the mill and saw that some progress had been made and the cap was on (when I last came there was no cap on whatsoever, so was happy to see that.

Then walked back along Breydon water, ending up at the Asda carpark, Must say it was a great day out.
9) Geoff Logan 
geoffpaxichef@yahoo.co.uk
Location:
freethorpe
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Monday, 24 May 2004 22:16 Write a comment Send E-mail

Have just unsucessfully tried to cycle from Freethorpe to the Berney Arms - the path seems to disppear on the marshes. Any ideas?!
8) jayne-cherie walpole 
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Monday, 24 May 2004 13:52 Write a comment

I moved to Great Yarmouth in 1985 from London... I love to look into the past of Gt Yarm.
Great site with loads of information.... hope it grows bigger with more photos and information (I want to know what Lawn Avenue was like when the trains ran along the rear of some of the houses.
7) Paul & Sheila Hutchinson 
paul@hutchson.freeserve.co.uk
Location:
Norfolk
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Thursday, 6 May 2004 21:48 Write a comment Send E-mail

Chris at the Berney Inn says the sails are due to go on at the end of the month but we have also been told they will not be on till 2005 by others!!
The next Berney Arms Reunion will be held at the Berney Arms Inn on Sunday 5th September 2004. Anyone interested in Berney Arms is welcome to come along.
6) Ian Martin 
Location:
Lowestoft
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Tuesday, 4 May 2004 21:42 Write a comment

Very informative site!! Well Done. And Keep It Up!

Do you know if the sails are back up on the Berney Arms? They seem to have been down for quite some time!!

Andy Wednesday, 5 May 2004 10:51
I'm not sure but I don't believe the sails will go back until 2005.

Grace Rogers Thursday, 6 May 2004 15:23
The latest information is that the sails should be back on the mill this year.
5) David Rogers 
Location:
Halesworth
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Sunday, 11 April 2004 08:55 Write a comment

Thanks for a good site.
The Berney Windmill is still in the process of being renovated. (April 2004) The outer walls have now been painted but the sails of the mill are still off and have not been replaced with new ones.
The Berney Arms Pub serves good food and is well worth a visit. There is a separate restaurant at the back of the pub.
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