The Talking Newspaper of Norfolk wants your best dad jokes


Over the years, Norfolk has become famous for its unusual, cheerful place names – and quite honestly we couldn’t be prouder.

From Stiffkey to Happisburgh, from Wymondham to Costessey, the weird and wonderful town and villages of the county have lent themselves to many songs and limericks.

So, inspired with this year’s Norfolk Day approaching – an event that takes place on July 27 each year – a talking newspaper urged its listeners to give it a try themselves.

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Tony Vale, Chairman and Co-Editor of the Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper (WATN), said: “Looking ahead to this year’s Norfolk Day, WATN has included a selection of Norfolk Dads jokes in each of its weekly editions.

“Each joke included the name of a town or village in Norfolk, and the WATN invited members of the public to make their own suggestions.”

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The team received a number of witty responses via social media and have since shared them with their listeners. And while the Norfolk Dad Jokes segment has ended, the team has decided to keep Dad Jokes as a regular feature.

Here are some of the best receipts to date:

  • If you print your own tickets, that means you are Fakenham.
  • A horse that continuously throws its trick is well used to Buckenham.
  • Aylsham and North Walsham both have Ellinghams.
  • If you have a job to get into your front door, you must have a Stiffkey.
  • The best tug-of-war must come from Pulham.
  • Once out of the hospital it is good to move to Feltwell.
  • Where is the best place to go after lunch? Eaton.
  • Where do you buy expensive meat? Dereham.
  • I was told I was going to have to live on a wartime airfield. I was Bubbling.
  • I was late for work today. My Carbrooke.
  • Which village in Norfolk has the scariest critters? Beeley.
  • Rubber boots are the most uncomfortable footwear and walking is Hardingham.
  • If you fall into Wells, you will Holt when you get to Bodham.

For more information on Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper, or to submit your own daddy joke, visit

And if you like those, check out our very own daddy joke master himself, Ian Clarke, and read his suggestions, which kept morale high during the lockdown.

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