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Grimes Graves, Thetford
Categories: Historic Sites, Mines, Tourist Spots
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Driving around the Brandon / Thetford area you cannot miss the amount of flint used in house and wall construction so it is interesting to find out where a lot of this flint came from. After a wander ... read more »
We were lucky to be the first visitors on the day we went - so we benefitted from the knowledge of an archaeologist on staff - but anyone can soak up the interpretative info in the visitor centre - an... read more »
If you're not interested in prehistory don't bother because it will just feel like you've paid your money to climb down a ladder. If you are interested in prehistory then this is a little gem. The sma... read more »
Great & informative. Nice that you can go down into the mine. Endless playing hide and seek there, with so many pits, mounds, grasses and chasms. One thing though: there should be another mine to exit from to speed up the leaving process
As a child I used to visit the site, 64 years ago. Had good fun looking around the site and crawling through the tunnels with a torch to see the Black Flint at the base of the pillars of Chalk. Learnt how to make a Flint Stone lamp, by getting a large piece of chalk and with a piece of Flint or something sharp make a hollow in the chalk and poring some oil in and getting some moss that is not wet, to use as the wick. We used matches to get it to light. I don't know how Fred and his family lit the lamp ? We as a family lived for a time at Pine Vista on the Brandon, Mundford Road. It was my Mother and Father who founded the 'Pine Vista Cafe' in 1954, as I remember. Great times in Brandon ! A town that has expanded and developed from our start of living at Market House, in 1949. Happy time at the School at the top of Market Hill.
went as a child great day out loads of fun had by all...
Not a lot there, but low cost.
was there as a kid. remember climbing down a 19' ladder into a underground chamber, loads of fun!
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