Welcome to our web site! Here you can find information about the pottery studio – be it to buy pieces, purchase gift vouchers, come for tuition, or hire studio time, to do your own work.
If you are looking for B&B accommodation in our wonderfully quiet corner of West Norfolk go no further than our Bed & Breakfast page.
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We hope to see you in West Norfolk in 2012.
Bodgers Farm is on Marshland Fen in West Norfolk, the area immediately to the south of The Wash bounded by the rivers Nene and Great O
use. The Farm is a couple of miles to the west of the Great Ouse on its course between Downham Market and the estuary just north of Kings Lynn. Marshland Fen is on the eastern edge of the Fens which stretch from Huntingdon in the south, to Peterborough in the west, and way up into Lincolnshire in the north – the land of the big skies.
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A brief history of Marshland Fen
The Fen was the great common used for many centuries by the 'seven towns'; Emneth, Walsoken, Walton, Walpole, Terrington, Tilney and Clenchwarton, as summer grazing. In 1796 landowners in the seven towns successfully applied for an Act to enclose the Fen - some 8,000 acres in all. Apart from updated land drainage systems little has changed since then and the area is a mixture of rich agricultural land and wetland habitat for wildlife. Visit the Bed and Breakfast page to read more about local places of interest and our Fenland bird life
View westwards from Bodgers Farm
Bodgers Farm is a delightfully quiet rural retreat but is within 20 minutes driving time of the local towns of Downham Market, King's Lynn and Wisbech. Ely and Peterborough are within 40 minutes.
HOW TO FIND US
Our postal address (see bottom of page) is very misleading (thank you Royal Mail). We are actually 4 miles from St Johns Fen End, we are closer to Downham Market than Wisbech, and we are in Norfolk, not Cambridgeshire!
Bodger's Farm can be found 1 mile south of Rungays Bridge on Marshland Fen (Black Drove is the extension of School Road, from Marshland St James). There is a link to a map on the "Bed & Breakfast" page or visit Google Maps and type in the search 'Bodgers Farm Pottery'.
Note for SatNav users: If you are using our postcode in your SatNav it will tell you you've arrived when you are outside our neighbours at Providence House and Farm - ignore this and continue for 1 more mile! If you are a real technophobe our map coordinates are: 52°38'08.00 N 0°18'35.47 E
GETTING TO US
Car, bicycle, flying, or on foot are the only ways to get to Bodger's Farm! However we are happy to arrange pick-up from Downham Market Station.
Trains: Downham Market is served by an hourly fast train service (less than 1½ hours) from Kings Cross, London, with connections to/from all parts of the UK at Ely. For train service information visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk
Flying: Stansted and Norwich airports are 1¼ hours driving time (same time by train from Stansted Airport Station via Cambridge)
Visit www.stanstedairport.com and www.norwichairport.co.uk
Private pilots can land at Marshland Airfield, a privately owned airstrip, just 1 mile up the Drove. Landing, fuelling, etc by pre-arrangement only - See www.ukga.com/airfield/marshland
Postal address only: Howard and Kate Phillips, Bodger's Farm, Black Drove, St John's Fen End, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE14 8JU
Tel: 01945 430880 (international +44 1945 430880),
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