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Hi! I'm Eunice and I live in Bolton, Lancashire, with my two dogs Sophie and Sugar and an assortment of cats - well it used to be Sophie and Sugar, now it's Sophie and Poppie. I first began camping back in 1997 when my then partner took me to Anglesey for my birthday weekend. We slept in the back of the car - a hatchback - using the cushions off the settee at home as a mattress, and cooked and brewed up on a single burner camping stove. The site was good, the views were great, the weather fantastic and I was completely hooked. Following that weekend we got a two-man tent and some proper accessories and returned to Anglesey two weeks later, then over time we progressed to a three-man tent followed by an old trailer tent, then a new trailer tent, a campervan and finally a caravan. When my partner decided that the grass was greener on the other side of the street - literally - in April 2009 and I suddenly found myself alone after fifteen years, I decided there was no way I was going to give up camping and caravanning if I could cope on my own. This blog is the story of my travels, trials and tribulations since becoming a solo camper - I hope you like it

Friday April 24th 2015 - U is for Upper Street

This post is part of the A - Z Challenge.

Upper Street in Norfolk isn't actually a street as the name suggests, it's a small hamlet of houses and also a section of the A1062 rural main road which links Hoveton and Potter Heigham and runs past the outskirts of Horning village in the Norfolk Broads area. Following the country lanes from Upper Street down to the Ferry Marina will take you into Horning itself, where the one road through the village is called, unsurprisingly, Lower Street.

During my travels around Norfolk and north Suffolk over the last few years I've walked along or driven down many lanes, avenues, streets and roads with names which obviously haven't needed much thought or logic. The Avenue is a fairly common one and Back Lane is exactly that. Then there's The Green where there isn't one, and not far from the site where I camp at California there's The Promenade and The Esplanade, though neither of them are adjacent to the sea. Beach Road is another common one, I think every coastal town and village in Norfolk has one which obviously leads to a beach. There's also an Upper Street and Lower Street in Suffolk - I haven't been to either of them yet but there's always time!

I've often wondered who was originally responsible for giving these various places such simple names; whoever they were they mustn't have had much imagination - or maybe they just took the easy way out.


  1. I always wondered whether there is a 'down' to go with Upminster but that's not in Norfolk.

    1. Thanks for your comment. Searching out odd place names could be quite an amusing pastime - I once went to a little village in Lancashire called Downham but Upham is in Devon, and I know there's an Uphill in Somerset but I've never heard of a Downhill. I think you may have started something here ! lol

  2. Hello, here from the A-Z and enjoyed your post. Also broadened my horizons I didn't know there was any California apart from the one in USA.
    Best wishes,

    1. Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad you liked the post.

      If you haven't already done so, hop back to my C post and it will tell you a bit about 'my' California and how it came to be named.


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