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College Road
Village, Town or City: Thompson
Postcode: IP24 1QG Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Katharine Wolstenholme
Phone number: 01953483318
Mobile Number: 07930470619
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College Farm is a medieval house situated in the village of Thompson three miles from the market town of Watton.  It was built by Katharine's ancestors in 1349 as a College of Priests to serve St Martin's Church and the villagers of Thompson.   The college was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1541 when it then became a private house.

College Farm sits in 17 acres of lawns and woodland on the edge of the village and is the perfect secluded venue for your wedding reception or private party.  B&B accommodation is also available in our en suite rooms.

Our Jacobean dining room is available for hire for private lunch or dinner parties and we also serve traditional cream teas in the garden (weather permitting) or by the fire in the dining room if it's too cold to sit outside.

 

Facilities:
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
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The Railway Station, Station Road
Village, Town or City: Dereham
Postcode: NR19 1DF Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01362 690633
Fax Number: 01362 698487
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The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust was established in 1995 with the aim of buying and restoring the then-disused line between the Norfolk market towns of Dereham and Wymondham. We currently own 28km (17.5 miles) of track and trackbed through central Norfolk's most attractive countryside, making us one of the largest preserved railways in the UK today.

The line is operational between Dereham and Wymondham, and we own the disused northern section from Dereham as far as County School. The line is intact (although derelict) as far as North Elmham, and a further mile of track will need to be re-laid in order to reach County School. Our long-term aim is to reach as far as Fakenham.

In addition to our passenger services to Wymondham, we also run fairly regular commercial freight trains, as well as the occasional railtour. These result in a wide variety of locomotives visiting Dereham from the main line from time to time, in addition to our fleet of heritage diesel locos.

Many people are surprised to learn that the railway is entirely volunteer-run. Our volunteers get up to a wide variety of tasks, including driving the trains, maintaining the track and lineside, getting greasy inside engines, and many other interesting jobs besides.

The rate of progress in restoring and upgrading the railway has been very rapid over the last few years, and we hope it will continue that way. Current projects are aimed at improving the railway's infrastructure, including track and signalling. In particular, we are working on building our first signal box, which will control the yard at Dereham; and we are busy restoring the line north of Dereham to operational condition.

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38 High Street
Village, Town or City: Watton
Postcode: IP25 6AE Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Robert Kendall
Phone number: 01953 883850
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Arden Kendall is an independent firm of Chartered Certified Accountants.

The practice has been established in Watton, Norfolk for over 25 years and provides an unbeatable service in all accountancy and taxation matters.

The practice is owned by Robert Kendall and whatever your requirements, we’re confident that you will find us reliable, approachable, efficient, proactive and flexible.

We offer a comprehensive range of services for both owner managed businesses and individuals and provide advice that is uncomplicated and easy to understand.

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