Aylsham

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Aylsham is an ancient town going back to the days of John of Gaunt. From 1350 to 1800 the town flourished with the trade of weaving and worsted cloths. Joseph Thomas Clover (1825-1882) was born above a shop in the market square. He was the first full-time consulting anaesthetist. One of his inventions 'Clover's inhaler' was still in general use in the London hospitals until the 1930s. A great flood in 1912 destroyed the locks and from then on Aylsham was no longer a port. The car park, The Buttlands, was an old archery range established in the reign of King Edward III. In the churchyard is the grave of Humphrey Repton and a stained glass window in the church is in memory of him.

England - East England - Norfolk - Town or city

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Church, Pub, Toilets

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