Public Toilets (behind Broadshaven)
Gift Shop/General store
Post office in village (Lottery terminal & cash over counter with certain cards)
Herbert Woods Boatyard
The Falgate Inn
Warning LOW BRIDGE
Hire craft must use Pilot
Potter Heigham (pronounced potterham) is actually a pleasant village a few minutes walk from the River Thurne It has A Post Office/General store with Cash Machine. There is also The Falgate pub. Crossing the main Road (A149) takes you into the main village where you can find the village church. Potter is named partly from it's Roman pottery industry. The Church of St. Nicholas has registers dating back to 1538 The main road now divides the village and traverses a new Road bridge a couple of hundred yards north of the old road bridge..
The Old road Bridge at Potter Heigham is built of medieval stone and is hazardous for pedestrians and boaters alike Hire boats must use the services of the Bridge Pilot. South of the Bridge there is mooring with an electric point (Card meter) and Water. Herbert Woods boatyard is here and Lathams Discount store attracts visitors by the coachload. There is a chip shop with amusement arcade next door and North of the old bridge there is more public moorings alongside the Broadshaven pub (which also has cash machine). There are public toilets between The pub and Lathams.
Coming up the Thurne into Potter Heigham you will find Maycraft boatyard.
Potter Heigham Old Road Bridge
Businesses in Potter Heigham
Reece's Bangers & Beverages (Award Nominee 2009 & 2010)
Harry's Fish & Chips
Lathams (QD Store)
Phoenix Fleet Ltd. Boatyard
Potter Post Office & Stores
Sea Food Stall
Waterside Estate Agents
Waterside Marine Sales
White House Camping Site
Description of Potter's village sign
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Occurring on the stroke of midnight, the phantom coach driven by a skeleton is seen to crash into the side of the bridge and fall into the river below. After selling her soul to the Devil, Lady Carew was taken away by two skeletons driving a coach pulled by four black horses on her wedding day. The coach disappeared on the bridge over the River Thurne, and the scene is repeated every 31 May.
In love with a rich man's daughter, a drummer boy would skate across the frozen river to secretly rendezvous with his forbidden girlfriend. However, one winter night in February the ice cracked and the boy drowned - leaving his ghost to continue the drumming.
A phantom female rower has also been seen on the river.