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Lord Nelson’s birthplace Burnham Thorpe organising Trafalgar Day service and half term trail

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A West Norfolk village where Lord Nelson was born will this week hold a double celebration in his memory.

As Burnham Thorpe were unable to celebrate Trafalgar last year in their usual manner, a ‘Trafalgar Trail’ will be organised for October half term, since Trafalgar Day is today, Thursday, October 21 when there will also be a church service.

The trail is aimed at families, running throughout half term, Saturday, October 23 to Sunday, October 31.

The village sign in Burnham Thorpe (52424805)
The village sign in Burnham Thorpe (52424805)

Trail maps will be £5 (only one needed per group) and can be collected from The Lord Nelson Pub from 11am each day. Maps are also available from the Burnham Market Stores, in Overy Road.

The trail will be 2¼ miles around Burnham Thorpe, taking you to key landmarks and will point out local features, as well as places associated with Nelson. There will be a series of questions to complete along the route.

In addition to this there will be a service for Trafalgar, at 7pm tonight, at All Saints, Burnham Thorpe and the villagers will be having a celebratory fish and chip supper in the Nelson Memorial Hall, on Saturday, October 23.

The parish church in Burnham Thorpe (52424811)
The parish church in Burnham Thorpe (52424811)

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