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Weasenham St Peter

Weasenham St. Peter lies nine miles north of Swaffham.

John Timpson, the broadcaster and writer, is buried in the churchyard here. Timpson originally moved to Norfolk in 1951 to take up a job as a district reporter on the Eastern Daily Press.

John Timpson (Photo © BBC)

Grave of John Timpson

John Timpson's Gravestone

After 8 years in the job he left to work for the BBC in London and famously presented the Today programme - alongside Brian Redhead. After retirement he moved back to Wellingham with his wife Muriel and began writing books about East Anglia including: Timpson's Country Churches (1998), Timpson's Norfolk Notebook (2001) and Timpson on the Verge (2002).

His books are a celebration of the region's undiscovered curiosities - both architectural and cultural - and constitute what he termed as a 'look beyond the obvious'.

He died at the age of 77. He is quoted as saying: 'Once you get to know Norfolk, there is no better place to live.'
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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