Wensum Park is a unique park for Norwich and is (and has always been) well-loved by the generations of Mile Cross inhabitants.
Our beloved Mile Cross is sat on a bedrock of chalk, and on top of this chalk sits the deposits of gravels and clay left behind when the Ice sheets receded during the last Ice age. For millennia after the Ice sheets retreated northwards from where they came, the Wensum has been hard at work,Continue reading “Chalk and Putty”
It might be a surprise to some to know that Mile Cross has its own little Nature reserve, comparable to the likes of Marston Marshes to the South of the City, only far more interesting and relatively unheard of. As the River Wensum slowly winds it way through the Norfolk Countryside on its journey fromContinue reading “SSSI”
I’ll start this entry with a company you may or not heard of: Dorman Long & Co. I first stumbled across their name whilst out on the Marriott’s Way doing some work for the recent Marriott’s Way Heritage Lottery Fund Bid.
Believe it or not, this photograph was taken in Wensum Park
Mile Cross sits to the North West of the City Centre and on the far bank of the river Wensum, so for access to the soon-to-be-built estate and subsequent expansion of the City further to the North and West, the Corporation needed to start building bridges. Before any of the new bridges existed, the onlyContinue reading “Over the Wensum and down with a bump.”