The ruined church of St Saviour's Surlingham (at the Norwich end of the Norfolk Broads). Although the church has been abandoned for over 300 years, the Norfolk naturalist Ted Ellis (1909-1986) and his wife are buried in the graveyard. Picture taken earlier this year while on a walkabout with Jane Christian. Surlingham Broad is known as "the wherry graveyard" as at least 13 wherry hulls have been scuttled there.
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Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough. He now lives in a barn on a ley-line in rural East Anglia. His latest book is Shuckland (Haunted Landscapes Volume 1)
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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