SEE MY HISTORY PAGE ON FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/pages/historysite Hickling is a very attractive village on the Norfolk Broads, next to Hickling Broad which is the largest broad in the system. It is located quite close to the sea at Sea Palling. The village covers a large area with a very low density as can be seen in this film. The Doomsday Book refers to the Village as Hikelinga, and mentions a Church being here - noting that Godwin, a free man of Edric of Laxfield' s, held Hickling before 1066. Hickling Priory, some distance from the Parish Church towards Sea Palling, was founded in 1185. The Priory was granted a Charter by King John, in 1204, to hold a weekly market. The market took place near St. Mary's Parish Church for some five hundred years. (The Priory ruins are on private land and are not open to the public.) The church was started in 1204 and can be seen in this film although much was added later. In 1287 a flood engulfed the village, and 180 people were drowned. The waters rose 30cm above the high altar of the priory church. Less than a century later, in 1349, the Black Death struck. At the Priory only two of the canons were left alive, and more than half the population of the village must have died. During the Middle Ages peat was dug from the marshes for fuel; the diggings later flooding to form the Broads. Hickling Broad, the largest and wildest of the Norfolk Broads, has for a long time played an important part in the social and commercial life of the village. Agriculture has always been a major feature of rural life in Hickling, and it continues to be so today, though many fewer people now work on the land than formerly. Both Stubb Mill, an important drainage mill, and Hickling Mill, near the Methodist Chapel, date from the early nineteenth century. Hickling Mill was described in 1819 as a handsome new mill. It had eight floors and three pairs of French stones, being capable of producing 4320 stones of wheat in a week. King George V and King George VI visited the Village and Whiteslea Lodge. One occasion in 1959 is well remembered when, because Whiteslea Lodge was flooded, the Duke of Edinburgh and Charles, Prince of Wales, stayed at The Pleasure Boat Inn. The Prince of Wales was in Hickling in 2001 to visit the Nature Reserve. Source : www.hickling-village-norfolk.co.uk My channel on you tube : www.youtube.com/alanheath is one of the most prolific from Poland. I have produced around 1,800 original films, most in English. My big interest in life is travel and history but I have also placed films on other subjects. Please feel free to ask questions in the public area or to comment on things you disagree with. Sometimes there are mistakes because I speak without preparation. If I see the mistakes myself, I make this clear in the text. Please also leave a star rating! There are a number of films here on the packaging industry. This is because I am the publisher of Central and Eastern European Packaging -- www.ceepackaging.com - the international platform for the packaging industry in this region focusing on the latest innovations, trends, design, branding, legislation and environmental issues with in-depth profiles of major industry achievers. Most people may think packaging pretty boring but it possibly effects your life more than you really imagine! Central and Eastern European Packaging examines the packaging industry throughout this region, but in particular in the largest regional economies which are Russia, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Austria. That is not to say that the other countries are forgotten, they are not, but obviously there is less going on. However the fact that there are so many travel related films here is not from holidays but from business trips attending trade fairs around the region. Every packaging trade fair is a new excuse to make another film!