Last week I was on a business trip
to Norwich and Cambridge, we have a production plant nearby Norwich. This
gave me the opportunity to visit our friend
Owen Hindle and his wife Kathleen in Cromer at the coast of Norfolk. Unfortunately
my camera had gone to pieces in China, and my old one doesn’t work
properly any more. Therefore I have only few photographs to offer, at
least a nice photo of the proud owner of a fine collection of valuable
chess literature. Very well-assorted in the area "English/American",
exceptionally in its quality and in the presence of book-jackets. (Supposedly,
the manageable collection comprises a total of about 5000 items.)
It was a pleasing evening including an English dinner: Lamb, several types
of potatoes, carrots, broccoli and apple pie with custard (a typically
Hindle with his book collection
(23 March 2010)
may find further details about Owen Hindle in our current birthday
column (March 2010).
On the photo below you can see the river Wensum flowing through the really
very impressive historic centre of Norwich. In the Middle Ages the latter
was the second largest English town, today it’s more province in Norfolk.
Cromer is located 40 km to the east, directly at the North Sea coast. Certainly
there will be again an opportunity for a visit in future.
Norwich - Norfolk's county town.
It was just impertinent what Europcar afforded: without being notified,
I was provided with an enormously spacious Mercedes minibus instead of a
mid-size car. That associated with driving on the left and right-hand drive
– great! … But in spite of a strong nervous tension in the roundabouts
I managed it without a damage.
By the way, I have photographed the minibus in front of the BAYER CropScience
Headquarter in Cambridge with the camera of my BlackBerry, I didn’t
think of it in Norwich in the evening …
minibus from Europcar
Michael Negele, 27/03/2010