Watching the TV programme, "A New Life In The Country" on Channel Five this evening was rather delightful, looking at the restoration from a ruin of an old water tower in Norfolk, that was until they ran their competition.
The question was;
"Which if these is a famous town in Norfolk ?"
Instantly, I thought of all our towns. Swaffham, Watton, Dereham, Downham Market, Diss, Wymondham, Stalham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Cromer, Wells, Holt, North Walsham and Sheringham (apologies if I have missed any).
So what were the choices ?
B - Norwich
C - Edinburgh
What ? Norwich ? A Town ?
Norwich is, for the benefit of Channel Five, a city, given its royal charter many centuries ago. If we were a town then the football club would be Norwich Town, not Norwich City !
Describing Norwich as a town is like describing the QE2 as a boat.
P.S. For anyone who wants to know which planning authority they were on about in the TV show that refused to allow the man to use solar panels on his water tower, it is Tory run Broadland District Council.