Peter is currently working as freelance historical consultant for a community project in Lincolnshire.
In Upper Sheringham church you will find a mysterious carving. It depicts a mermaid, and reflects one of the most alluring myths that has haunted men’s minds for centuries.
In October 1600 two men met in a deadly duel outside Norwich’s Ber Street gates. The result was a severed limb, and a scrap that went down in Norfolk legend.
In July, 1820, a crowd of 20,000 fight fans from Norfolk and London went to North Walsham. They were there to see a display of open air, bare-knuckle boxing. It was a golden age for the noble art.