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11 (6 hours ago)
Nice bit of publicity for our 2018 calendar in the latest edition of "North Walsham Times", thanks Margaret :)
I know I keep wittering on about our calendar, sorry about that. I just need to make sure everybody knows so I don't have any of those awkward "I would have loved one but I didn't know anything about it" conversations in January! I promise to stop running on about it once they're all sold. Quicker they all go the quicker I shut up ;-)

Wayne Beauchamp:

Great bit of local history on page 24 too from North Walsham Historical Society (and Brian Hedge). 2 (6 hours ago)


Jennifer Simpson:

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Jennifer Simpson:

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Andrew Rayner:

Got ours the other day from the stationers in Town. Very good quality and some great photographs. Recommend them to one and all. 2 (5 hours ago)




41 (7 hours ago)
Nigel Hedge's Estate Agents Office at No.29 Grammar School Road. By 1978, Nigel's office was at 29b Market place.

Emma Baines:

Think this is a listed building but I donโ€™t know why (7 hours ago)


Ann Russell:

Worked for Nigel in Market Place office in the Abbey National agency and also the removals 2 (5 hours ago)


Keith Hall:

Looking at this photo made me think about how many independent business we have lost over the years . (1 hour ago)


Neil Lowe:

Nigel Hedge was a great person RIP (1 hour ago)




37 (7 hours ago)
North Walsham Garage Ltd. New Road. 1983. Soon to be gone altogether to make way for flats.

John Starling:

Alan wright u worked here (7 hours ago)


Pat Russell:

Was that the old Cinema building. (6 hours ago)


Margaret Ann Scott:

Yes Art Deco building 1 (6 hours ago)


Pat Russell:

I had many good times there in the 50sand 60s, Margaret Ann Scott. (6 hours ago)


Wayne Beauchamp:

I seem to remember Ron Sayer working in the shop here in the late 1980s :) 1 (6 hours ago)


Jason Wymer:

Shame it can't be restored :-( 1 (6 hours ago)


Alan Wright:

Yeah John 1972-1976 Vauxhall dealership good little garage really 2 (6 hours ago)


Colin Muirhead:

1980, we bought our first Subaru from there, (1 hour ago)


Lesley Firth:

Flea pit loved it (1 hour ago)


Neil Lowe:

More history disappears (1 hour ago)






28 (1 week ago)
North Walsham Scouts approx. 1964.

(Photograph copyright Archant/EDP)

Nicholas Groves:

Scouts in berets, Cubs in caps, I think. Not that i was ever either, but Great-Aunt Gladys ran the Cubs for years!! 1 (1 week ago)


Hazel Fuller:

John Burrell at the back 1 (1 week ago)


Trevor Jackman:

Peter Townsend, David Smith front row, Michael Lock second row at the back to the right. (1 week ago)


Christopher Pointer:

What a great photo. Can name some. Keith Coles, David Wright, John Burrell, Stuart Eustace, Michael Lock, Chris Lock, Dougie Mace?
Also sadly the late Glen Williamson, and bottom left possibly the late David Meaney, killed in a climbing accident in France. 1 (1 week ago)


Debbie Buck:

Lynn Stevens is that Kevin Howlett 3rd on left back row? (1 week ago)


Margaret Kilbourn:

Yes definitely Deb xxx (1 week ago)


Lynn Stevens:

Yes it is xxx (1 week ago)


Chris Cork:

Murray corke, David smith, Robert wheeler, Kevin grimes, Chris & Michael Locke, Richard mace, Bernard peer, 2 (1 week ago)


Chris Cork:

Bernard peet, Noel bartram (1 week ago)


Nicky Wickham:

Liz Elizabeth Taylor and Sandra Louise Craske could be Dad? 2nd row, 2nd in from left?? 1 (1 week ago)


Biddy Fisher:

Robert Wheeler front row second from left 1 (1 week ago)


Jacqueline Owen:

Looks like brother David "it's the ears"๐Ÿ˜€ (1 week ago)


Jacqueline Owen:

David taken2 years ago 1 (1 week ago)


Paul Emms:

It looks a bit like me standing in front of John Burrell but not sure. (1 week ago)


Carolyn Johnson:

Just spotted my Dad - Mick Lock!! Sooo cheeky Daddy!! (6 days ago)


Chris Cork:

Yeah and his brother Chris (6 days ago)


Chris Cork:

Chris was my pack leader both at Skelton road and the present scout hut, seems a long time ago, wonder what happened to him? (6 days ago)


Carol May:

It does indeed look very much like Grand dad ( George Bindley) in the middle Aunt Gill Sidell 2 (2 hours ago)


Carol May:

Julie Brown...Lyn Raby 1 (2 hours ago)




3 (1 day ago)
Cocktail Magazine 1966

Vicki Howard:

Davidv Howard 1 (4 hours ago)




57 (1 day ago)

Joyce Pycroft:

Loved that shop. (1 day ago)


Wayne Beauchamp:

It would be nice to know what date this photo could possibly be. (1 day ago)


Valerie Wright:

Look at shirt collars and girls shoes, may give indication of rough date 1 (1 day ago)


Valerie Wright:

Tea price is around right for 1930s 2 (1 day ago)


Diana Velhagen:

Dated sometime before "Hitler moustaches" became distinctly unfashionable .... ;) (1 day ago)


Lyn Battrick:

What memories and look at those prices!!! 1 (1 day ago)


Michelle Bull:

What a display in the windows bet they took some time to do! (23 hours ago)


Elaine Eckett:

International Stores before Underwoods and Big Fry (18 hours ago)


Bridget Wilson:

When I said the name Wesby to Mum she said chimney sweep. Is she right? (4 hours ago)




51 (2 days ago)
"Tubs of flowers brighten the platforms, but the brick built station buildings are looking decidedly scruffy as the weedkiller train arrives from the south on 11th July 1997. These buildings were demolished early in 1998 but some of the ironwork was incorporated in the replacement shelters. The tower in the background belongs to a canning factory, a once typical business of Norfolk market towns."

Shared from...
"Branch lines around Cromer"
Richard Adderson and Graham Kenworthy
Published by Middleton Press - 1998.

Pete Appleton:

"some of the ironwork was incorporated in the replacement shelters". This is true, built complete with traditional white canopies. But they didn't last long; they too were then removed just a few years later to be replaced with the modern plastic shelters. I could never fathom this as the traditional design of those replacement shelters was discussed at length and a condition of the planning process. Does anyone know why they were then also replaced so soon, or have any photos of them? 1 (2 days ago)


Julie Kelleher:

We're so lucky that Downham Market station is still intact. 1 (2 days ago)


Jenny Johnson:

Shame that the old buildings couldn't be preserved. 2 (22 hours ago)


Jacqui Macdonald:

Wasn't it beautiful? ๐Ÿ˜Š (21 hours ago)


Hayley Langley:

Does anyone know what the tower was actually used for? (6 hours ago)


Pete Appleton:

The tower contained a vertical conveyor belt system which cooled the cans after they had been heated. The food was cooked inside the sealed cans to preserve it, they then had to be cooled slowly before labeling and packing. (This is the best I can remember my father Claude Appleton telling me! :-) ) (5 hours ago)




8 (1 day ago)
Cocktail Magazine 1966

Muriel Hudson:

Lesley and Margaret, you are both on here ๐Ÿ˜€ 2 (1 day ago)


Margaret Miller:

Haha so we are,canโ€™t remember it though ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ 1 (1 day ago)


Lesley Hewitt:

I remember the outfit we had a silly white hat....we had other clothes on too๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ™ŠMargaret Millerx 1 (1 day ago)


Janet Halls:

Lesley you must have a really good memory, can't remember it at all! ๐Ÿ˜€ 1 (1 day ago)


Bridget Roehl:

I can't remember it either!! ๐Ÿ˜„ 1 (1 day ago)


Debbie Smurthwaite:

2 years before I moved to NW but I do know a lot of names! 2 (23 hours ago)


Lesley Hewitt:

Yes i can remember the song and singing but cant remember what i wore ..i also remember singing in german but i think i got the words wrong Muriel Hudsonx 2 (23 hours ago)


Adrian Rudling:

I see Delia Smith was a cook 1 (22 hours ago)


Carrie Amies Shergold:

My cousin Sally Amies. Has a brother David (5 hours ago)




22 (1 day ago)
Photo of Crane Fruehauf. Copyright to Archant.

Billy Abel:

Nice photo Wayne, perhaps Pat Pipe/Steve Lines or someone could give us a description? This pre-dates my working time there. (1 day ago)


Sandra Wilkerson:

My dad Laurie Hitchens, called Larry by his workmates, worked in the welding bay from late sixties til his retirement. Sadly heโ€™s no longer with us but he loved working there (8 hours ago)


Patrick Pipe:

In the early days we did build a lot of suspension units, but I don't know who for . The two guys at the fore in picture (at a guess ) look like Wally Guise, and Gerry ? The chassis frames were tacked up then lifted on there sides for complete welding ( first one side then the other ) at rear of picture 1 (5 hours ago)




14 (1 day ago)
Cocktail Magazine 1966

John Starling:

i was a shepherd 1 (19 hours ago)


Jacky Leverett:

So was I lol x 1 (19 hours ago)


Julie Collins:

Me too lol (18 hours ago)


Zana Jarvis:

Lovely to see all theses names from our past xx 1 (18 hours ago)


Keith Hall:

Lots names I know on here. (18 hours ago)


Diane King:

Goodness me lovely to see xx (17 hours ago)


Vicki Sherratt:

Jane Allen Palmer Jonathan Allen see anyone familiar?! 2 (17 hours ago)


Donna Michelle Loose:

U were a narrator mum Zana Jarvis can u still remeber your lines x (9 hours ago)



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