Friday, 24 September 2010

2nd & 3rd Oct - Gt Cressingham is holding a Tribute Weekend with Heritage Display

On Saturday & Sunday 2nd & 3rd of October,from 5.p.m.each day, Gt Cressingham is holding a Tribute Weekend, to celebrate the mapping of the churchyard. The graves have all been plotted on a map,and the tombstones & inscriptions recorded in a book, which is kept in the church. During that weekend, Mrs Sally North will open the former village school, now a Victorian School & Museum. There will be an art exhibition in the village hall,(Saturday only) and in the Parish Church an exhibition of village life & history. Parish records from the Norfolk Records office will be on show,also photographs of village events, village characters, a history of the Methodist church,60 years of the Women’s Institute, and many other interesting aspects of village life. We have also found books about the village and some written by authors who have lived in the village.

Refreshments & car parking are available at the village hall.

On Sunday at 6.p.m. there will be a tribute service to remember all who have been interred in the churchyard during the last 50 years.Their names will be read out and tribute paid to them. We invite you,if you wish to write a tribute to your family (no larger than A4 size please), with a photograph,and fix this to our tribute wall.These will be made into a book as a lasting memorial to these village residents,making these people more than just a name on a tombstone. Please come! There is something to interest everyone.
Emily Rutterford
01760 756240 September 2010

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Photo Group and History Tour meet at Carbrooke Church 22nd Wed. Sept

Photo Group and History Tour meet at Carbrooke Church 22nd Sept at 2pm.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

The Thompson Bookworm Hunt, Sunday 12th September 12 noon start

This Sunday 12th Sept is the 5th annual Thompson Village Bookwork Hunt, which is held to raise funds for the community Thompson Millennium Green. You will find over 25 garden displays on the theme of 'Forest Adventures'. In each display there is hidden a bookworm for children to discover, the winner is the one who has found the most bookworms. In addition to the bookworm hunt there are also traditional games,  Watton town Band, refreshments and story telling for all ages by Neil Storey with his tails of magic and mystery. It all starts at 12 noon and will broadcast live from the green by Wayland Radio.

Monday, 6 September 2010

The Vanishing Industrial Past,

Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society in conjunction with the Council for British Archaeology East presents a FREE lecture :-
Saturday 9th October 2.15 at The Forum, Norwich
The Vanishing Industrial Past, by David Alderton
This lecture is being held in conjunction with the East Anglian Branch of the Council for British Archaeology. Entitled The Vanishing Industrial Past, the lecture will focus on Norfolk. It is given by David Alderton, author or the Batsford Guide to East Anglian Industrial Archaeology.
To find out more about the society, go to