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Ghost Species


The spectres of the Norfolk Fens

Sugar Beet Harvest, Norfolk

Photograph by Justin Partyka

On a cold morning last January, I travelled out to the Norfolk Fens to see a ghost. First, I caught a train twenty miles north from Cambridge to Littleport, a market town on the Cambridge–Norfolk border. At Littleport I was met by a friend called Justin Partyka, and Justin drove me in his little white baker’s van up into the Fens proper.

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