The grand facade and columns of the former Corn Exchange, now a cinema i
in the market place,
the weekly bustling striped stalls selling colourful flowers and fruit and 
vegetables in the open space,
a towering modern mushroom shaped grey water tower soars above the 
 town’s skyline view,
in front, a Victorian building with decorative arched windows, a combination 
of the old and new.

Crossing the busy road, the bright red central circle and white of the wide 
railway crossing gates, 
the station has a long platform canopy and is embellished with elegant barley 
twist chimneys above the roofing slate,
this heritage line has a north and south signal box, both painted in yellow and
rich emerald green,
 watching a steam train billowing clouds of smoke travelling along the relaid 
track is a pleasure to be seen.

 Tucked behind the church, metal railings surround a well’s sunken stone arch 
where a local spring flows,
nearby is a square bell tower with a Roman numeral clock and traditional flint  
cottages neatly in a row,
 prodigious warehouses provided many jobs in the previous century, in the 
  process of being restored,
where the thriving railway brought the barley used to make beer malt, 
which was off loaded and stored.

The dahlia and grape swagged frieze below the thatch of a bishop’s cottage  
in traditional black and white,
inside are curving wooden beams, steep narrow stairs and a cottage museum,
a visual delight,
Dereham has an eclectic mix of buildings, small shops converted to host new,
this town you loved so dear,
whenever I walk along the vibrant winding streets in sunshine, wind or rain, 
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

Beloved Husband Justin Farthing 1929 – 2107

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