The ‘King of the Norfolk Poachers’ remembered in Bungay
THE 73rd anniversary of the death of the self-styled King of the Norfolk Poachers was marked in Bungay this week.
Fred Rolfe lived his last years in the town in the 1930s before being buried in Bungay cemetery.
And on Wednesday flowers were laid where he rests while a documentary about his life was screened twice at the Fisher Theatre.
The Truth Behind I Walked by Night follows Norfolk grandmother Charlotte Paton as she travels across the country in her search for the real story behind Frederick Rolfe’s autobiography.
Mrs Paton topped regional bestseller lists with her book The King of the Norfolk Poachers: His Life and Times, and this film, directed by Peter Hodges, sees her uncover various sources and clues to Frederick’s life.
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There are also recorded recollections of those who knew ‘Fred’, both locals and his relations including his grandson David.
The documentary delves into Rolfe’s character, from the opening scenes where a courtroom scene is re-enacted to the re-creation of poaching techniques.
- 1 Man admits possessing hundreds of indecent images of children
- 2 Sniffer dogs find thousands of illegal cigarettes under manhole cover
- 3 Norfolk pizza company announces residencies at two more pubs
- 4 Thieves steal all-terrain vehicle from coastal property
- 5 Teenager who lost driving licence receives surprise in post
- 6 A146 closed after crash near Worlingham
- 7 Charity baker set for long-awaited return this weekend
- 8 Parishes planning Italian pop-up night in aid of village hall
- 9 Man makes comments to 18-year-old before kissing her hand in Bungay
- 10 Village pub opens brand new café
On Wednesday the film was twice screened at the packed theatre.
Mrs Paton is pictured with her husband Brian, and director Mr Hodges, right, laying flowers to mark the 73rd anniversary of his death.
It is hoped that the grave will one day bear a headstone.