It is a happy coincidence that this website is launched just at the time that Beachamwell has been awarded a prestigious prize for promoting interest in its footpaths. During 2013 and 2014 local people took part in the Connecting Threads project and these efforts were rewarded when the group was presented with The Boldero Award 2015 at a ceremony in Norwich last week organised by CPRE Norfolk. This award was created as a tribute to Charles Boldero who, with his wife Joy, wrote a walking column in the EDP for many years. It recognizes projects which offer new or increased access to an area of the Norfolk countryside and its understanding.
Award judge Tony Leech said he was impressed by the degree of community involvement in the group, which came together to promote interest in the village through its network of historic footpaths. This included the creation of a footpath map, a collection of oral histories and wildlife recordings, a photography group, and the creation of a celebratory quilt.