All Saints Church where Edmund Nelson was the vicar
The next little gem along the Norfolk coast is Wells-next-the-sea but don't go via the coast, instead head inland for a few miles to a tiny village called Burnham Thorpe. It may be inland but it has as strong a connection with the sea as any inland
location in Great Britiain.
Here,on the 29th September 1758, Catherine Suckling, wife of the reverend Edmund Nelson, gave birth to her 6th child, Horatio.
It was in this tiny village many years later that Admiral Nelson waited anxiously for news
that he was again to be given command and it was in the tavern, having dinner with friends, that a messenger brought poste-haste news that he had been appointed vice admiral of the white, commander in chief of the Mediterranean fleet, and was to proceed to
London immediately, his last days at Burnham Thorpe and the start of events that would reach their climax at Trafalgar.