A Snapshot of Snettisham
As the new Vicar of Snettisham, the Reverend Dan Tansey, wrote in the February edition of the church magazine, The Villager, I know I’m not the first newcomer who’s instantly felt welcomed and at home in Snettisham.
Although I first came to Snettisham as a residential volunteer for the RSPB (at Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve) quite a few years ago, I moved here with my wife, Amanda, in January 2021, while we were still locked down. Amanda is badly affected by dementia, even though she is still only in her sixties, and we were indeed kindly welcomed by all around us. Sadly, last September, it became necessary for her to move into a Care Home in Heacham, so our hopes for a long retirement here have not quite gone to plan.
This has been inspired by the wealth of heritage material that already exists, but I wanted to capture the essence of Snettisham as it is now. It is a daunting enterprise - I am not a professional photographer and I don’t want to intrude on anyone’s privacy - but it is taking shape, with pictures of local people and of some of the architecture, and wildlife, that makes this a special place.
As of yesterday (Friday June 2nd, 2023) a selection of pictures (the ones shown here) is being exhibited in St Mary's, but ultimately, I aim to publish a book, any proceeds from which will go to the Friends of St Mary’s but which will also form a permanent part of Snettisham’s heritage.
[Should you wish to be a part of this, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . It may not be possible to include everyone, but don’t be shy – the more the merrier!]