30 April-28 May 2014 MEET THE FOLKS: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK.
5 evening sessions
Anglo-Saxons have always revered the points of the compass. In New Zealand, the weather forecast underscores how this propensity has travelled the globe with Anglo-Saxon migrants: "Sunshine in the north and east of the North Island, from Northland to East Cape; rain on the West Coast of the South Island and in Southland…" Early origins of this idiosyncrasy can be found 1500 years ago on the shores of the North Sea. The Angles who settled in East Anglia in the 5th century, north of the East Saxons of Essex, grouped themselves into North Folk and South Folk - surviving today as Norfolk and Suffolk. These two historic and picturesque counties are the colourful and fascinating focus of this series.
•Foundations, timeline and arrival of the Folk
•East Anglia, Danelaw and Norman might
•Wool towns, villages and churches
•Georgian elegance and Constable Country
•Poppylands, railways, and the Norfolk Broads