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Bench Locations Featured

1. The Bircham Centre

The Bircham Centre, Reepham, Norfolk, is a community building that is held in Trust for the benefit of the town.

It houses a Charity Shop and second-hand book room, as well as hosting Reepham Library, Reepham Archive and the weekly Country Market. In addition, the Centre provides meeting/consulting rooms and office accommodation for therapists, community groups/clubs and individuals.

It’s a gracious old building with the oldest sections dating back to at least the 1600s.

www.birchamcentrereepham.org/

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2. Calthorpe Church

Calthorpe Church, Norfolk, sits above the street in its walled churchyard, and appears somewhat stark from the outside. This is largely because it was entirely refaced in flint in the 19th Century.The church standing today was first built in the medieval period although there are remnants of an earlier Norman church within the building. The Norman church replaced an earlier church. Most of the remaining church was built in the 13th century.

A morning sunshine floods the chancel with its early 17th Century altar rails through an attractive pre-ecclesiological east window of the 1820s.

A fragment of decorative wall-painting has been uncovered beside it.

OS grid reference: TG1800631802

Co-ordinates: 52.839595°N 1.235482°E

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3. Field of Joy

Field of Joy is a social smallholding in a magical meadow in Reepham, Norfolk. 

At Field of Joy, they initiate and develop a connection to nature through spending time in their wildflower meadows, bird and wildlife watching, and sitting around a campfire with new friends.
Whether you want to get away from technology and the demands of modern life, breathe and try some mindfulness in nature, browse their library and find a peaceful spot to read, or simply sit and drink tea, eat cake and take in the view.

Field of Joy is a place where you can connect with nature.

www.fieldofjoy.org

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4. Halvergate

Halvergate Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Halvergate is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, north of Reedham between the Rivers Bure and Yare, within The Norfolk Broads.

To the east of the village are the Halvergate Marshes, an area of drainage marsh which was the site of the first Environmentally Sensitive Area in the United Kingdom in 1987.

For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Broadland. The civil parish includes the village of Tunstall. Halvergate also has a Primitive Methodist Chapel.

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Co-ordinates: 52.60374°N  1.56881°E

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5.Banham Zoo

Banham Zoological Gardens is a 50-acre (20 ha) zoo in Banham, Norfolk, England.

The zoo itself, which today is home to more than 2,000 animals, opened to the public in 1968, became a charity in 2013, and has since been often awarded the prize of Norfolk's Top Attraction, by numerous different organisations, with an annual visitor attendance of in excess of 200,000 people.

It is part of the Zoological Society of East Anglia, a registered charity which also owns Africa Alive Zoological Reserve near Lowestoft, Suffolk.

www.zsea.org/

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Co-ordinates: 52°26′41″N 1°1′30″E

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6.Bug Parc

The Bug Parc, Lenwade, Norfolk, is the ultimate up-close experience for bug lovers of all ages.

Share in the excitement of meeting nature's strangest and most beautiful micro monsters.

At The Bug Parc, you can see hundreds of rare and unusual invertebrates, as well as visiting the large Café and gift shop and exploring the children’s play area, complete with sandpit and jumping pillow. 

www.thebugparc.com/

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7. Ditchling Village Green

The Friends of Ditchling is a registered charity with the sole aim to “preserve the area known as The Green as an open space, with access for all, free from commercial trade and signage”.  Thus, maintaining a rural open space as per the aims of the original benefactors.

Post war there were numerous attempts to acquire the farm and develop what is now The Green, including new housing on the land between Ditchling and Keymer.  By 1962 development was imminent but for outrage from members of the village.  In early 1963 a sale in principle to trustees nominated by the Parish Council was tantalisingly close, but destined to fail.  The then owner renewed his efforts to develop the farmyard.

www.friendsofditchling.co.uk

OS grid reference: TQ325151

Co-ordinates: 50.92°N 0.11°W

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