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
district reporter on the Eastern Daily
John Timpson (Photo © BBC)
After 8 years in the job he left to work
for the BBC in London and famously presented the Today
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
He died at the age of 77. He is quoted as saying: 'Once
you get to know Norfolk, there is no better place to