The Official Guide to North Walsham 2019 - 2020

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A massive thank you to all the people who contributed to this guide. Fi Collett, Julie Cameron, Diana Velhagen, Rosalie Gibb, Nick Stone, Chris & Alex Alexander, Andrea Hudson, Pete Appleton, Richard Crossley, North Walsham & District Community Archive committee & its Facebook group members, Just Regional and last, but not least, all the advertisers who have funded this project. Produced by Wayne Beauchamp, North Walsham. web: www.waynebeauchamp.co.uk Published by North Walsham Town Council, 18 King’s Arms St, North Walsham NR28 9JX. tel: 01692 404114 Printed by Barnwell Print, 20 Dunkirk, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6SU. tel: 01263 732767.

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North Walsham Town Guide 1

The Official Guide to North Walsham 2019 - 2020

A Message from the

Town Mayor of North Walsham

From the Retiring Town Mayor

As Mayor of North Walsham for 2018-2019, and previously in 2016-2017

I am pleased to be writing a message in this Town Guide, the first for five

years. A big thank you goes to everybody involved in the production.

As a town, North Walsham has moved a long way forward since the last

guide and the Town Council has worked with many groups to improve the

town for its residents and visitors.

2018 saw the opening of the Mi-Centre, which houses both the Information

Office and the Heritage Museum. This resource has been a long time

coming and has proved very popular with both locals and holidaymakers.

Also in 2018 the Town Council, working collaboratively with other

stakeholders successfully secured a bid of £100,000 from the Market Town

Initiative Fund. Many projects are planned including refurbishment of St

Nicholas Precinct and a great asset for the town in free Wi-Fi.

North Walsham Play have worked tirelessly to fundraise for improvements

to our parks with a major overhaul of Trackside next on the agenda.

This guide is the biggest guide ever and is a testament, in my opinion, that

North Walsham is on the up!

I hope you find it useful.

Barry Hester (Town Mayor 2018/2019)


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Contents

What’s inside and where to find it!

4 Welcome to North Walsham Map

6 The North Walsham

Chamber for Business

7 Introducing our community

8 Local Government

9 North Walsham Town Council

11 Services Directory

Banks and Building Societies

Emergency Services

Employment

13 Local Government

Social Housing

Social Services

15 Utilities

17 North Walsham Library

19 Animal Welfare

21 Local Transport

22 Aerial photograph 2019

25 M.i. North Walsham

Community Shop

26 Friesenried - Our Bavarian Twin Town

North Walsham Men’s Shed

28 Accommodation & Entertainment

31 Refuse / Recycling

33 Education

35 Places of Worship

39 North Walsham Play

North Walsham Funday

41 Local Parks and Play Areas

44 Pigney’s Wood

45 Bacton Wood (Witton Wood)

47 Sadler’s Wood

Bryant’s Heath

49 North Walsham & Dilham Canal

50 Local Walks

53 Oak Tree Sculpture

Lepus the GoGo Hare

54 Bluebell Pond

55 Local places of interest

59 Regular Events

63 Places to visit

64 North Walsham Markets

65 The Atrium

North Walsham Ghost Walks

67 Mike Thurston Water Activities Centre

North Walsham Sports Centre

69 Rossis Leisure

Victory Swim and Fitness Centre

71 Indexed Street Map

74 Clubs and Societies

83 North Walsham - Its origin and

place in history

91 The Pubs of North Walsham

93 Ship Yard

95 North Walsham Heritage Group

The North Walsham & District

Community Archive

96 Historic Plaques around the Town Centre

101 A History in Photographs

114 Aerial photograph 1928

117 A North Walsham History in Streets

140 Aerial photograph 1957

Dedicated to the memory of Roger Buck who was instrumental in making

The Official North Walsham Town Guide happen between 1991 and 2012.


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north

scale in metres

0 50 100

C

lyngate

industrial area

mundesley road

short drive to

lyngate industrial area

congregational

Church

P 4

B

to cromer

short drive to

rossis leisure club,

diner and bowling

aylsham road

cromer road

a149 north walsham by-pass

play

area

D

paston college

lawns site

D

park lane

B

art deco

building

16th

century

market

cross

town

council &

registry

offices

catholic church

vicarage street

kings arms street

nelson studied here!

paston college

market place

grammar school road

town centre

P 1 t

mi

B

B

st nicholas’

church

cat pottery

& curios

community

shop

methodist

church

famous

ruined

tower

post

office

salvati

army

B

library

war me

the bittern

line (rail)

skate

park

yarmouth road

victory swim &

fitness centre

norwich road

B

railway station

motorcycle

museum

B

police

police station

H

cott

(


short drive to

north walsham canal

& bacton woods

North Walsham Town Guide 5

to the

bluebell pub

EMETERY

bacton road

free wi-fi in

town centre

mi

Museum & Information Centre

Supermarket

Pharmacy

on

D

Doctors’ Surgery

Café or Restaurant

hall lane

infant school

Pub

t

Toilet

Defibrillator (AED)

new road

P 1

Vicarage Street Parking

P 3 high school & atrium

morial

t

community

centre

play area

tennis

courts

P 2

P 3

P 4

B

Bank Loke Parking

New Road Parking

Mundesley Road Parking

Bus Stop

MEMORIAL PARK

B

Filling Station

it’s a cinema too!

age hospital

not a&E)

sports centre

north walsham canal

& bacton woods


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The North Walsham Chamber for Business

North Walsham Chamber for Business is a group of businesses of a diverse variety

who meet quarterly, and we hope that you will find that our warm and friendly

approach to dealing effectively with issues within the town will be an inspiration

and will motivate you into joining.

We believe that, by coming together to discuss common issues and address

problems, we can have a positive impact, bringing improvements, higher

levels of employment and working towards a regeneration of North Walsham

contributing to make it a thriving North Norfolk town.

We assist members with various matters and have been dealing with issues that

affect businesses in the Town and surrounding areas. In addition, we have been

exceptionally pro-active with achievements to date ranging from challenging and vetoing the

District Council’s proposals with car parking fees, to working with Regenerate North Walsham to

improve the town facilities, appearance and to arrange events.

The Chamber for Business is the contact used by North Walsham Town Council, North Norfolk

District Council and Norfolk County Council for opinions and views regarding business and trade

in North Walsham. This means that Highways, Planning and other projects affecting businesses in

the Town are passed to the Chamber for our comments.

So if you would like to have a voice in North Walsham’s future, network with other businesses or

discuss any issues that may concern you, come and join us. The larger the membership the more

say we will have. Already we are working closely with the Town Council, the District Council and the

Right Honourable Norman Lamb MP in order to get our voices heard.

I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully receiving your application to join us. All our

contact details are available on our website, should you have any queries.

web: www.northwalshamchamberforbusiness.org.uk

Bishop Redman’s Market Cross of 1602 has witnessed countless busy market days and is the successor of at least two

previous market tollhouses on this site. The Market Cross is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building.


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The Official Guide to North Walsham 2019 - 2020

Introducing our Community

The pretty market town of North Walsham is a well populated and important trade

centre in this corner of North Norfolk. From its early incarnation in Anglo-Saxon times,

having weathered invasions from Vikings and Normans, through to its important role in

the weaving trade of the middle ages and its current position as the largest town within

the government district of North Norfolk with a population of approximately 13,000, the

town has embraced change and development to the benefit of its residents.

North Walsham’s Market Place houses many of the town’s niche retail premises, with

larger supermarkets and outlets within easy reach by bus or road. Also housed within

easy reach of the town centre are restaurants, pubs and inns, take-aways, a library,

swimming pools, leisure and sports facilities, schools, car dealerships and repair shops, a

cinema, places of worship and spacious parks.

Located slightly further away from the centre, industrial estates are home to engineering,

boat building, furniture making, glaziers, hauliers and auctioneers amongst the many

small to medium sized businesses that thrive there, providing good employment within

the town.

North Walsham has good road and rail connections with Great Yarmouth, Norwich and

the surrounding towns and sea side resorts. Commuting to London is possible with early

morning trains and fast connections. The opening of the Northern Distributor Road

has provided faster routes to outlying towns and easier access to Motorways and cross

country routes.

This ‘official’ guide is produced by people who have been part of our community for many

years and published by North Walsham Town Council. In an increasingly competitive

world, please remember to support our advertisers, and use the shops and services within

the town as often as you can. It is all too easy to be distracted by advertising campaigns

from international companies, but those same products can often be supplied much

closer to home. Our local economy has fared recession better than many similar sized

communities but still needs your custom if this is to continue! This guide provides you

with information on all that North Walsham has to offer, as well as telling you something

of the town’s history and the local heritage waiting to be explored. We hope that you

enjoy this guide and find within it something of both help and interest.


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North Walsham Town Council

Council Offices, 18 Kings Arms Street, North Walsham NR28 9JX

tel: 01692 404114

web: www.northwalsham-town.co.uk

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1426868304249839/

Local Government

The Town Council, known as the ‘first tier’ of government (with District and County Council being

the second and third), is responsible for a range of vital services for people and businesses in

defined areas. The Council is however limited by law with regards to the extent of their activities

and adopt a more consultative role particularly with regard to planning and licensing.

Councillors, elected in local elections, work with residents, local businesses and other organisations,

to agree and deliver on local priorities. The decisions are implemented by permanent council staff

and local councillors themselves.

The North Walsham Town Council comprises sixteen councillors, across five wards. Local elections

take place every four years with the last election having taken place in May 2019. Also elected at

the same time are the District councillors chosen to represent the town.

The Town Council is the Burial Authority for North Walsham and as such is responsible for

the Cemetery’s and Closed Churchyard. It also holds the Market Rights for the Town, making it

responsible for both the Thursday Markets and the monthly Farmers Market.

The Town Council is also responsible for:

• Tennis Courts

• Parks; Woodville, Trackside, Memorial Park

• Skate Park

• Market Cross

• Selected Street Lights and Street Furniture

• Bus Shelters

The Tennis Courts are available for hire.

For all enquiries contact reception@northwalsham-town.co.uk or call 01692 404 114


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Town Councillors for North Walsham

Ms Julie Shields Town Clerk........................................................... julie.shields@northwalsham-town.co.uk

Ms Tina Foster Deputy Clerk.....................................................................admin@northwalsham-town.co.uk

Ms Fi Collett Assistant to the Clerks.................................................... fi.collett@northwalsham-town.co.uk

Mr Daniel Gilbert Head Groundsman.....................................daniel.gilbert@northwalsham-town.co.uk

Mr Nigel Clarke Market Manager....................................................... markets@northwalsham-town.co.uk

General Enquiries ............................................................................... reception@northwalsham-town.co.uk

TOWN COUNCILLORS FOR NORTH WALSHAM

East Ward

Garry Bull 1 Pickford Close, North Walsham, NR28 0UH

Nick Clancy 8 Valley Gardens, North Walsham NR28 9QE

Paul Heinrich 26 Thirlby Road, North Walsham NR28 9JB

Ian Jackson 35 Manor Road, Spa Common NR28 9LH

Robert Murphy 16 Corbett Road, North Walsham NR28 0JE

Elize Wheeler Flat 4 Saxon Court, Hall Lane, North Walsham NR28 9BG

North Ward

Richard Harris 32 Lynfield Road, North Walsham NR28 0BG

Barry Hester 29 Corbett Road, North Walsham NR28 0JE

West Ward

Folik Choudhury 44 Bacton Road, North Walsham NR28 9DS

Nicholas Felstead 12 Bradfield Close, North Walsham NR28 0HL

Mal Gray

c/o Town Council Offices, 18 Kings Arms Street, North Walsham NR28 9JX

Jenny Melville 56 Sadlers Way, North Walsham NR28 9UT

Richard Simms c/o Town Council Offices, 18 Kings Arms Street, North Walsham NR28 9JX

Town Centre East

William Fryer 8 Spenser Avenue, North Walsham NR28 9HZ

Paul Oakes 21 Royston Green, North Walsham NR28 9EG

Town Centre West

Bob Wright 66 Yarmouth Road, North Walsham NR28 9AU

NORTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCILLORS FOR NORTH WALSHAM

West Ward

Don Birch c/o NNDC, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer NR27 9EN

Nigel Lloyd 117 Mundesley Road, North Walsham NR28 0DD

East Ward

Paul Heinrich 26 Thirlby Road, North Walsham. NR28 9JB

Eric Seward 63 Bacton Road, North Walsham NR28 9DS

Market Cross

Virginia Gay 53 Yarmouth Road, North Walsham NR28 9AU


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Services Directory

Banks and Building Societies

Santander 6 Market Place, North Walsham tel: 0800 912 3123

Lloyds 18 Market Place, North Walsham tel: 0345 300 0000

Citizens Advice Bureau 3 St Nicholas Court, North Walsham tel: 0344 411 1444

Community Centre New Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 403 594

email: info@northwalshamcommunitycentre.co.uk

Emergency Services

Norfolk Police

Yarmouth Road, North Walsham NR28 9AW

Enquiries

email: enquiries@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Emergencies tel: 999

Non Emergencies tel: 101

Safer Neighbourhood Team tel: 101

email: sntnorthwalsham@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Norfolk Police mobile phone ‘Textline’ tel: 18001 101

Norfolk Police Mini Com (hard of hearing) tel: 01953 424 200

Norfolk Police Text to Email Service tel: 07786 200777

Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CAD) tel: 0344 800 8020

Crime Stoppers / Drugs Hotline tel: 0800 555 111

Samaritans (Norwich Branch) tel: 01603 116123

Norfolk Fire Service email: hq@fire.norfolk.gov.uk tel: 0300 123 1669

Minor Injury Unit

Mill Road, Cromer NR27 0BQ

(Norfolk & Norwich Hospital) tel: 01603 646200

North Walsham &

Yarmouth Road, North Walsham NR28 9AP

District Memorial Hospital (See also MEDICAL page) tel: 01692 408000

Employment

Job Centre Plus 10 Kings Arms Street, North Walsham tel: 0845 6060 234

web: www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus

Nova Training 3 Vicarage St, North Walsham NR28 9DQ tel: 01692 404400


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Air Conditioning Service

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Roger Hannant Motor Services

Car Sales | Servicing | Tyres & Exhausts | Batteries

www.rogerhannant.co.uk

10 Bay Garage Workshop

Fully Trained Technicians

MOT Testing station

Servicing/Repairs to most makes and

models of Cars/Light Commercial

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Brake Check Centre

Shock Absorbers

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Local Government

Government Website

web: www.gov.uk

North Walsham Town Council 18 Kings Arms Street, North Walsham tel: 01692 404114

web: www.northwalsham-town.co.uk

email: reception@northwalsham-town.co.uk

North Norfolk District Council Holt Road, Cromer NR27 9EN tel: 01263 513811

Out of hours emergencies tel: 01223 849782

web: www.northnorfolk.org

Norfolk County Council Martineau Lane, Norwich tel: 0344 800 8020

web: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Monthly Town Council Meetings Dayspring Centre, Methodist Church, North Walsham

Post Office New Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 407 988

Mon: 9am - 5:30pm

Tue: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Wed - Fri: 9am - 5:30pm

Sat: 9am - 12:30pm

Public Conveniences

Public Toilets can be found situated at Vicarage Street

Car Park & beside the Community Centre on New Road

Registrar of Birth, Death & Marriage

18 Kings Arms Street, North Walsham tel: 0344 800 8020

Tues, Thurs & Fri By Appointment Only

Royal Mail Office New Road, North Walsham tel: 0345 6021021

Main Office Collection Time:

Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri: 7am - 3pm

Wed: 7am - 6pm

Sat: 7am - 2pm

Newspaper Deliveries Happisburgh Road Stores tel: 01692 406629

McColl’s tel: 01692 409158

Mundesley Road Stores tel: 01692 403003

Showcase Gallery tel: 01692 500928

Station Road Stores tel: 01692 403386

Social Housing

Victory Housing Trust Cromer Road, North Walsham tel: 0330 123 1860

web: www.victoryhousing.co.uk

email: customerservices@victoryhousing.co.uk

Emergency complaint line tel: 0800 371 860

North Norfolk Housing Trust Holt Road, Cromer NR27 9EN tel: 01263 516231

web: www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/section/housing


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Utilities

Utility Emergency Contact: Gas (National Grid) tel: 0800 111 999

Water (Anglian Water – Leak Line) tel: 0800 771 881

Telephone (BT Faults) tel: 0800 800 151

Environmental Pollution (Environment Agency) tel: 0800 807 060

Water Anglian Water – Enquiries tel: 08457 145 145

Recycling Services Kier tel: 0300 123 1163

Refuse Collection Kier tel: 0300 123 1163

Streetlights

report faults to streetlight@nothwalsham-town.co.uk

Trading Standards Norfolk Trading Standards Service Centre tel: 01603 222999

Fraud & Financial Action Fraud tel: 0300 123 2040

Internet Crime

web: www.actionfraud.police.uk

Kelly Clarke

Motor Services Limited

01692 405495

Air Conditioning

Re-gassing, Service & Repair

Electronic Diagnosis

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North Walsham Town Guide 17

North Walsham Library

In the past 50 years we have seen the

Library grow into a vital resource for the

town. There are Books and CD’s a plenty, an

ordering service and free book loans of up

to 15 books (under 5’s can borrow up to 20

books with no late return charges).

Now with the new Open Library’s scheme,

extended opening hours make access

available to all. If the doors are not open,

your card will allow access to the library which, even when unmanned, will give you the chance to

pick up new books, or use the facilities you would normally find there (ask staff for details).

The Library has a number of computers available for public use and the staff are only too happy to

help with the basics. If you are interested in learning more on any computer related subjects, have

a chat with the staff and they will do their best to set up a session with a volunteer trainer.

For those living with Dementia, loneliness or depression, aside from being a valuable source of

available information, the Library holds a number of additional resources that may be of help, ask

the staff for more details.

There is a book club, Lego club, writing group and Scrabble club and ‘Colour Me Calm’ is a chance

to let your brain take a rest and your creative side to shine through

Loneliness is a subject still considered taboo amongst many, especially the elderly and the Library

is the perfect setting to start to tackle its effects.

For new mums and dads, Bounce and Rhyme provides a chance to meet others and share your

experiences.

Every Friday, adults are very welcome to drop in for ‘Just a Cuppa’, a gentle social chance to get out

of the house.

The Library is like a lovely pair of slippers; familiar, comfortable, warm and welcoming so why not

come for some books and stay for a cuppa.

Friends of North Walsham Library

Could you be part of a group that:

n Develops ideas for events held at the library and promotes the library and its services.

n Plan and hold fundraising activities, library sales, community events, classes or raffles.

n Act as a link between the library and local community.

Then the Library needs you. For more information on anything mentioned here, drop in for a chat

or give the Library a ring.

New Road, North Walsham email: libraries@norfolk.gov.uk tel: 01692 402482

Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm (staffed 10.30am - 7pm)

Sat: 8am - 4pm (staffed 10.30am - 4pm)

Sun: 10am - 4pm (Open Library access only)


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24/7 Veterinary Care for

Pets and Exotic Animals

• Independent Family Run Practice

• Accredited Gold Standard Rabbit

and Gold Standard Cat Friendly

Practice

• Dedicated Dog and Exotic Waiting

areas and Wards

• On site C T Scanner

• Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, Endoscopy,

Tonometry, ECG and In-House Lab

• Laser Therapy

• Very Important Pet (VIP) Clubs to

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• Large Private Car Park

• Advanced Practitioner

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Medicine.

• On site Luxury

Cat Boarding

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CT Scanners allow complete 3D

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Call 01692 407126 to arrange a look and see visit

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Animal Welfare

Cats Protection web: www.cats.org.uk/northwalsham tel: 01692 535858

Faith Animal Sanctuary Stubb Road, Hickling, Norwich tel: 01692 598312

web: www.faithanimalrescue.co.uk

Hillside Animal Sanctuary Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT tel: 01603 736200

web: www.hillside.org.uk email: contact@hillside.org.uk

Kisi Canine Accessories Ebridge Mill, White Horse Common tel: 01692 406013

Mon – Sat: 8.30am – 5pm

web: www.kisi.co.uk

RSPCA 24 hour Help Line tel: 0300 1234999

East Norfolk Branch tel: 01493 858936

Sam’s Pets Shop 14 Market Pl, North Walsham tel: 01692 404806

Mon – Tue: 9am – 5pm

Wed – Fri: 9am – 5.30pm

Sat: 9am – 5pm

web: www.samspets.co.uk

Toll Barn Vets Heath Rd, North Walsham tel: 01692 407126

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 6.30pm

Sat: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Emergency Out Of Hours: Call Main Switchboard

web: www.tollbarnvets.co.uk

email: practice@tollbarnvets.co.uk

Westover Veterinary Centre 40 Yarmouth Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 403202

Small Animal Unit (Appointment only)

Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 6pm

Sat: 8.30am – 12:30pm

Large Animal & Equine Unit, Hainford tel: 01603 899930

Emergency Out Of Hours: Call Main Switchboard

web: www.westovervets.co.uk


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Memorial

Designer and Artist

. Fine Memorials

. Lettering and Carving

. Additional Inscriptions

. Memorial Renovation

. Sculpture

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Local Transport

Bus Services:

School Services:

Please look online or contact the individual bus company for detailed

timetables, as they are updated regularly.

Please contact the individual school for details

North Norfolk Community Transport tel: 01692 500840

North Norfolk Community Transport operates a door to door minibus transport service which

is safe, accessible and affordable. We operate a bookable weekday transport service from your

home to a variety of destinations. Please contact us for more details.

15 Cornish Way, North Walsham NR28 0AW email: info@nnct.org.uk

Feline Travel

Unit 2 Horizon Industrial Estate, Sutton Road, Catfield, Norfolk NR29 5BE

tel: 01692 584987

Our Bus web: www.ourhire.co.uk/our-bus tel: 01493 752223

Sanders Coaches 23 Cornish Way, North Walsham NR28 0AW tel: 01692 407832

Timetables: www.sanderscoaches.com/times

Travel Line Local and National travel information tel: 08712 002233

web: www.traveline.org.uk

Rail Services

North Walsham railway station, operated by Greater Anglia, is on the Bittern Line in Norfolk, running

between Norwich and Sheringham. Norwich provides links to London Liverpool Street, the Midlands

and other local services, with a timetable that is revised throughout the year to correspond with

the holiday season. North Walsham Station is 16 miles down the line from Norwich and is situated

between Worstead to the south and Gunton to the north. Seating, lighting, customer information

system and 24 hour help point available and the platform has CCTV and is wheelchair friendly.

Greater Anglia Customer Relations web: www.greateranglia.co.uk tel: 08456 007245

National Rail Enquiries web: www.nationalrail.co.uk tel: 08457 484950

Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles

AA Taxis tel: 01692 669465 Elite Transfers tel: 01692 400800

A2B Taxis tel: 01692 409898 Five Star Taxis tel: 01603 455555

Airports Direct tel: 01692 535533 MG Taxis tel: 01692 405525

Black Knight Cars tel: 01692 500664 Mr Taxi Man tel: 07721 777793

Bob’s Taxis tel: 07721 012910 NJE Taxis tel: 01692 404796

Coast to Coast tel: 01692 679006 PD Taxis tel: 07990 505095

Country Cars tel: 01692 406068 Roy’s Taxi tel: 07584 628259

Crystal Cabs tel: 01692 400880

Aylsham.........................7

Bury St Edmunds..... 62

Cambridge................. 83

Cromer...........................9

Dereham..................... 31

Road Distance from North Walsham (from Market Place to town/city centre)

Fakenham................... 29

Great Yarmouth........ 25

Happisburgh................ 7

Holt............................... 18

Ipswich........................ 60

Kings Lynn.................. 50

Lowestoft.................... 35

Mundesley....................5

Sheringham............... 14

Stalham..........................9

Norwich...................... 15

Hoveton/Wroxham....9

London......................130


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Aerial view of North Walsham . 8.55am on 4th February 2019. Photo by Andrew Hornby.


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M.i. North Walsham

M.i. North Walsham is our Tourist

Information office and Heritage Centre.

Based in the Old Saddler’s Shop in

Vicarage Street our volunteer team is

on hand to share their enthusiasm for

our town and to provide information

to visitors and residents, on attractions,

accommodation, walking and cycling

routes and local events. A small sales

range of North Walsham themed items

is also available. The Heritage Centre tells

the story of our town from ancient times

and displays a range of historic items

including our famed 1725 fire engine and

the fascinating model of the long-lost Ship Yard area of town.

tel: 07388 106642 email: M.I.Centre@northwalsham-town.co.uk

OPENING TIMES

April to October

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Tuesday

Saturday (on bank holiday weekends)

November to March

Monday & Thursday only

10am - 2pm

10am - 5pm

11am - 2pm

10am - 2pm

North Walsham Community Shop

Owned, managed and run by its

four trustees and a team of fantastic

volunteers. Located in the centre of

North Walsham, Norfolk, its doors first

opened in January 2018.

The shop works with the community

by selling unwanted items to fund a

wide variety of North Walsham based

projects, and acts as a mini-community

hub to promote local groups and raise

the profile of the town.

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Friesenried - our Bavarian ‘Twin Town’

The Friends of Friesenried Association

I would like to share with you information about the Jewel in North Walsham’s Crown. The town is

twinned with Friesenried, a group of three villages in Southern Germany which has a population

somewhat smaller than North Walsham. We have been in existence since 1981 and since then, by

and large, have had an annual visit either to Germany or North Walsham and hope to continue

into the future. Staying with local families creates a wonderful atmosphere and many lasting

friendships endure to this day.

The committees organize a varied and interesting programme taking in mountain trips, cities and

many exciting places. Friesenried is in a beautiful part of Germany, not unlike Norfolk with its rural

and farming way of life, but with the Alps as an imposing backdrop.

Visits take place over six days and to keep this association fit and well and to enjoy new experiences

why not join us or at least obtain information from Steve 01953 607119 or Dianne 01692 402726.

Members are the life blood of any club or association so we look forward to hearing from you.

North Walsham Men’s Shed

Created in September 2018, the Men’s Shed aims to tackle loneliness and isolation, promoting

health and well-being by bringing people together to share skills and tools in a safe and friendly

environment. The shed is open to all, not just gentlemen but ladies as well, especially those looking

to socialise, make use of the facilities and work on practical activities such as woodwork, repairs

and crafts. The group meet in the back of the White Swan Pub on Church Street: Tues 1pm-4pm,

Thurs 10am-1pm, Sat 10am-1pm.

email: northwalshammensshed@gmail.com


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Accommodation & Entertainment

Bed & Breakfast & Self Catering

Bradfield House 19 Station Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 404352

Chimneys 51 Cromer Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 406172

Glaven Lodge 26a, Bacton Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 404856

Green Ridges 104 Cromer Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 402448

Holly Farm Meeting Hill Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 409929

Hunters Moon Field Lane, North Walsham tel: 01692 404975

May Cottage Walcott Road, Bacton tel: 01692 652218

Melbourne House Bacton Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 500917

Olde Hall North Walsham Road, Bacton tel: 01692 651480

Sloley Hall Sloley, North Walsham tel: 01692 538582

The Lodge The Street, Swafield, North Walsham tel: 01692 404256

The Old Rectory Ridlington, North Walsham tel: 01692 650247

Willow Farm Barn Stalham Road, Sea Palling tel: 01692 597062

Cinemas

The Atrium Spenser Avenue, North Walsham tel: 01692 400080

web: www.theatrium.org.uk

Hotels

Beechwood Hotel Cromer Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 403231

Kings Arms Hotel Kings Arms Street, North Walsham tel: 01692 403054

Scarborough Hill Hotel Old Yarmouth Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 402151

Public Houses & Clubs

The Black Swan Black Swan Loke, North Walsham tel: 01692 500006

The Bluebell Bacton Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 404800

The Hop In 2 Market Street, North Walsham tel: 07963 938270

The Kings Arms Kings Arms Street, North Walsham tel: 01692 403054

The Market Tavern Market Street, North Walsham tel: 01692 404821

The Orchard Gardens Mundesley Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 405152

The White Swan Church Street, North Walsham tel: 01692 405981

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Restaurants & Cafés

Café Kitale 4 St Nicholas Road, North Walsham tel: 07553 610379

Charcoal Grill Kebab House Mundesley Rd, North Walsham tel: 01692 404888

Christopher’s Café & Bakery 4 Church Street, North Walsham tel: 01692 405955

Chubby Panda Market Street, North Walsham tel: 01692 500920

Costa Coffee 35-36 Market Place, North Walsham tel: 01692 406672

Green Room Kings Arms Street, North Walsham tel: 01692 408993

Labone Mundesley Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 500119

Lily’s Tea Room Hadfield’s Nursery, North Walsham tel: 01692 406996

Ramblers Restaurant (Day) North Walsham Garden Centre, Norwich Road tel: 01692 408266

7 & Eleven 5 Market Street, North Walsham tel: 01692 405336

Shambles Café & Bistro 6 Market Place, North Walsham tel: 01692 405282

Smokey Grill House (Thur-Sat eve) North Walsham Garden Centre tel: 01692 402591

Subway

2 Church Street, North Walsham

Swallows Coffee Shop 24a Market Place, North Walsham tel: 01692 535613

Three Cottages Fish Restaurant 16 Bacton Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 403819

Take-Away Only

al-Haqq’s Kitchen 4 Mundesley Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 404031

American Pizza 9 Market Place, North Walsham tel: 01692 402040

Bocadillos 44 Market Place, North Walsham tel: 07947 759034

Brunch Bar

Laundry Loke, North Walsham

Great Wall 10 Market Place, North Walsham tel: 01692 501164

Jade Garden 1 Norwich Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 406821

Kelly’s Plaice 32a Market Place, North Walsham tel: 01692 405554

Lam’s Fish & Chip Shop 30 Station Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 402673

North Kebab House 8 Market Street, North Walsham tel: 01692 404022

Stanley Road Fish & Chips 23 Stanley Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 404030

USA Chicken 4 Kings Arms Street, North Walsham tel: 01692 409845

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Available at North Walsham farmers market (last

Sunday of each month) and to order at other times

Telephone: 01692 407974

Email: thelmastarling789@btinternet.com

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Refuse / Recycling

Household Waste Recycling Centre

Worstead Main Recycling Centre, Old Yarmouth Road, North Walsham

Open every day: 9am–5pm (1 April – 30 September). 9am–4pm (1 October – 31 March).

Items accepted free for Recycling: Aerosol cans (empty), Bulky waste such as furniture and white

goods, Cans/tins/foil, Card/cardboard, Carpets and underlay, Cooking oil, Electrical items, Engine oil,

Furniture - Fitted furniture is classed as DIY waste, Garden/green waste, Glass bottles and Jars, Household

bin waste, Lightbulbs/fluorescent tubes , Mattresses, Paper, Printer ink cartridges, Scrap metal, Textiles.

Paid for items accepted: DIY waste, Tires, Trade Waste.

Not accepted items: hazardous waste (including paint) and fireworks and explosives, asbestos,

beer barrels or kegs, ash, clinical waste, medicines, or septic tanks at any of our recycling centres.

For more information: www.norfolk.gov.uk/recycling

Town Recycling Centres

Sainsburys (outside shop) for Glass, Cans, Paper & Card, Textiles.

Sainsbury’s (inside shop), Post Office & Lidl for batteries.

Home Bin Collections

For more info: www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/tasks/environmental-services/what-goes-in-my-bin

Black Bin: Disposable nappies, Carrier or plastic bags, Plastic food wrapping (plastic that can be

scrunched in your hand e.g. salad bags, bread bags, Polystyrene, Cling film, Crisp packets), Egg

boxes (plastic), Light bulbs, Wrapping paper (plasticised, wax coated, glittery or foil type).

Green Bin: Food and drink cans, both aluminium and steel, Glass - all bottles and jars, Aluminium

foil and trays, Plastic pots, Plastic food tubs, Empty aerosol cans.

Plastic bottles, such as milk, drinks, bleach, shampoo.

Paper, including envelopes (including windowed), shredded paper and cardboard.

Food and drink cartons including milk, juice, smoothie and soup containers. Bottle tops can be left on.

Brown Bin: Grass cuttings, Weeds, Leaves, Flowers, Plants, Vegetable tops, Hedge clippings, Twigs,

Bark, Small branches, Christmas trees, Shredded paper.

Collection of Electrical Items: Place your small electrical item(s) in a standard-sized carrier bag (no

black bin liners) then place it next to your recycling or black waste bin by 7am on your collection

day. Please don’t put the bagged items in your bins as they won’t be collected.

Please note there is no missed collection for electricals, batteries or textiles. If your collection is

missed, just set it out for collection on the following week.

Red stickers will be placed on items which we are not able to collect as part of the service.

Small electrical items suitable for collection (no larger than 35cm x 40cm): Bedside lamps, Blenders,

Calculators, Cameras, Chargers, Digital-boxes, Electric toothbrushes, Electronic toys and games,

Electric blankets, Food processors, Hair dryers, Hi-fi equipment (including speakers), Irons, Juicers,

Kettles, Light fittings, Power tools, Shavers, Telephones, Toasters, Torches.

Disposal of Hazardous Waste: Hazardous waste collection days are held throughout the county

and dates will be publicised on the council website prior to them happening. You may also

employ specialist companies or the dump may take items on prior arrangement (both will require

payment). For more information: www.norfolk.gov.uk/hazardouswaste


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Poppies

Children’s

Nursery

Serving generations of

families since 1989

a happy place where

children blossom

We are members of the Safer

Programme which is part of the

Norfolk Safeguarding

Children Board.

Farman Avenue, North Walsham NR28 9AY Tel: 01692 500117

www.poppieschildrensnursery.co.uk

MILLFIELD PRE-SCHOOL

- where little people learn big things-

Highly qualified, dedicated

and experienced staff

Great outdoor areas

and creative indoor spaces

An effective programme to

prepare for school

For Ages 2-4 years

Open term times 8:30-3:30

We accept 2 year old and 30 hours funding

Enhancing your child’s first steps in education,

within a stimulating and nurturing environment

South Rise Tel: 01692 406378

North Walsham Email: millfield.preschool@tiscali.co.uk Charity No:

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Education

Playgroups, Day Nursery, Infant

Brightstart Montessori Nursery The Atrium, Spenser Avenue, North Walsham

web: www.brightstartnursery.org 01603 738360

Chestnut Boutique Nursery St Nicholas’ House, 46 Yarmouth Road, North Walsham

web: www.chestnut-nursery.co.uk/nurseries/st-nicholas

email: JulieA@chestnut-nursery.co.uk 01692 218250

North Walsham Junior Manor Road North Walsham 01692 403013

Infant School & Nursery Fed. web: www.nwjun-infsfed.com

email: office@northwalsham-jun.norfolk.sch.uk

Millfield Pre-School South Rise, North Walsham 01692 406378

web: www.millfield-preschool.co.uk

email: millfield.preschool@tiscali.co.uk

Poppies Day Nursery The Pavilion, Memorial Park 01692 500117

web: www.poppieschildrensnursery.co.uk

email: enquiries@poppieschildrensnursery.co.uk

Rainbow Children’s Nursery Station Road, Worstead 01692 400995

web: rainbow4kids.com

email: rainbownursery@btconnect.com

Town Tots Pre-school Manor Road North Walsham 01692 407012

web: www.benjaminfoundation.co.uk

email: teresa.moate@benjaminfoundation.co.uk

Worstead Preschool Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ruin Road, Worstead 01692 535692

web: www.worsteadpreschool.co.uk

email: worsteadpreschool@btconnect.com

Colleges and Schools

Paston Sixth Form College Grammar School Road, North Walsham 01692 402334

(16-19 Years) Principal: Corrienne Peasgood

web: www.paston.ac.uk email: pastoninfo@ccn.ac.uk

High School Spenser Avenue, North Walsham 01692 402581

(11-16 Years) Headmaster: Neil Powel

web: www.nwhs.uk

email: office@northwalshamhigh.norfolk.sch.uk

Junior School Manor Road, North Walsham 01692 405697

(7-11 years) Head teacher: Mrs J Read

web: www.northwalsham-jun.norfolk.sch.uk

email: office@northwalsham-jun.norfolk.sch.uk

Millfield Primary School Recreation Road, North Walsham 01692 403172

(5 -11 years) Head teacher: Jan Harazdiuk

web: www.millfield.norfolk.sch.uk

North Walsham Junior Manor Road North Walsham 01692 403013

Infant School & Nursery Fed. web: www.nwjun-infsfed.com

email: office@northwalsham-jun.norfolk.sch.uk

Adult education

Course Information web: www.norfolk.gov.uk/adulteducation 0344 800 8020


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email: enquiries@calypsocoffee.co.uk

Extra Hands

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We are a local award winning family run independent

Home Care company, providing carers across Norfolk

trained to the highest standards including Dementia

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home setting which are tailored to suit individual

needs from personal care to shopping and

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Our services can be arranged on either a short term

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Places of Worship

Church of England

PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT NICHOLAS, DIOCESE OF NORWICH

Vicar: Revd Canon Paul Cubitt tel: 01692 406380

email: revpcubitt@btinternet.com

Sunday Services: 8.00am Holy Communion

10.30am Parish Eucharist

5.00 pm Choral Evensong most weeks.

Market Day Service

10.30 am Holy Communion

The noticeboard in the church porch is regularly updated with details of weekday services, special

events and other parish church news.

web: www.saint-nicholas.org.uk

Church Office: tel: 01692 408971

email: office.stnicholasnw@btconnect.com

Church Hall Bookings

St Benet Hall, St Nicholas Room

tel: 01692 402705

Catholic Church

PARISH OF THE SACRED HEART, DIOCESE OF EAST ANGLIA

Parish Priest: Fr James Walsh

4 Norwich Road, North Walsham

tel: 01692 403258

email: sjb58383@gmail.com

Sunday Services:

11.00am Mass

Church Hall Bookings tel: 01692 405018

See noticeboard for weekday Mass details.

Church activities as announced.

web: www.sacredheartnorthwalsham.com

SALVATION ARMY

North Walsham Corps, Salvation Army Hall, Hall Lane, North Walsham

Major Richard Durrant tel: 01692 652263/403955

email: Richard.Durrant@salvationarmy.org.uk

Sunday Services:

Parent & Toddler Group:

Lunch Club:

Friendship Club:

Coffee Morning:

10.30am Morning Worship

4.00pm Afternoon Worship ‘Songs of Praise’

last Sunday of the month

Monday 9.30am - 11.00am (Term time only)

Monday 12.30pm

Monday 1.45pm

Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am


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EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

Cromer Road, North Walsham

Minister: Rev Richard Woodhouse

Church secretary: Anna Davies tel: 01692 409026

email: annad1234@btinternet.com

Sunday Services

10.30am Morning Praise & Worship

Holy Communion on 1st Sunday

Meetings through the week see website

web: www.northwalshamcongregationalchurch.co.uk

WORSTEAD BAPTIST CHURCH

Meeting Hill

Minister: Rev Patrick Coghlan tel: 01263 734739

email: patrick@acsmail.net

Services:

METHODIST CHURCH

Grammar School Road, North Walsham

10.30am Sunday

Minister: Rev Sharon Willimott tel: 01692 218657

email: sharon.willimott@methodist.org.uk

Administrator: tel: 01692 501003

Sunday Services:

10.30am Morning Worship, Holy Communion as announced.

Mustard Seed drop in centre: 9.30am Thursday Mornings

Details of all other activities, including regular Bible study groups,

youth work etc may be found on our website.

web: www.northnorfolkmethodist.org.uk

(and follow the links)

RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS

Quaker Meeting House, Quakers’ Hill, Mundesley Road, North Walsham NR28 0RF

Meeting for Worship:

tel: 01692 403731

10.30am Sunday

Room hire enquiries and bookings: tel: 01692 407508

NEW LIFE CHURCH

Charis Centre, 24 Market Place, North Walsham

Meets at the Community Centre: 10.30am Sunday

Weekday activities:

web: www.newlifenorthwalsham.com

SWANTON ABBOTT WESLEY REFORM CHURCH

The Street, Swanton Abbott NR10 5DU

Pastor: Peter Mitchell tel: 01692 218125

email: CawstonCircuit@aol.com

Morning Worship:

11.00 am Sunday


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CORNERSTONE INDEPENDENT Millfield Primary School, North Walsham tel: 07913515072

EVANGELICAL CHURCH web: www.cornerstonechurchnw.org.uk

BROADLAND COMMUNITY

CHURCH

web: www.broadlandscommunitychurch.com

email: Questions@broadlandcommunitychurch.com

Churches Together North Walsham

One in Christ Jesus, engaged in God’s mission, empowered by the Spirit.

In January 2019, nine local churches held an historic Covenant Service, pledging to work together

for North Walsham Community by:

Praying together in Christian Fellowship

Bringing the light of Christ into the community

Congregational Church

Methodist Church

New Life Church

Sacred Heart RC

Salvation Army

Society of Friends

St Nicholas CE

Swanton Abbott

Worstead Baptist

Cromer Road, North Walsham NR28 0HD

Grammar School Road, N Walsham NR28 9JH

Charis Centre, North Walsham NR28 9BS

Norwich Road, North Walsham NR28 9JP

Hall Lane, North Walsham NR28 9DT

Quakers Hill, North Walsham NR28 0RF

Market Place, North Walsham NR28 9BT

The Street, Swanton Abbott, NR10 5DU

Meeting Hill, Worstead, Norfolk NR28 9LR

We pray regularly with and for each other, collectively providing a range of opportunities for

witness and worship. We support one another in caring for our community in a variety of ways,

such as food bank, discussion groups, youth work, children’s clubs, lunch clubs, coffee mornings,

overseas support, civic and other shared services. We continue to explore ways of working and

praying together. We welcome all to share in the work under God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

North Walsham Methodist Church

Saint Nicholas’ Parish Church

North Walsham Quakers

Evangelical Congregational Church

Parish of the Sacred Heart

Worstead Baptist Church


North Walsham Town Guide 39

North Walsham Play

North Walsham Play is a registered charity set

up to improve the play parks and open spaces

in and around North Walsham. We work hard

to bring about inclusive and innovative play

spaces accessible to children and families of

all ages and abilities. Over the coming year we

are raising funds to bring about a new outside

gymnasium within the town’s Memorial Park

whilst at the same time improving facilities at

Trackside where North Walsham Play are engaged in initial talks to look at redeveloping the skate

park. Following feedback from key stakeholders and users, this is potentially our biggest project to

date. Want to get involved?

email: nwalshamplay@yahoo.co.uk

web: www.nwplay.co.uk

facebook: NorthWalshamPlay

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The North Walsham Funday was started in

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we now see the Funday being run as a three

day event with L Gray & Sons Funfair joining us.

The Funday is held on the last weekend of June

every year.

2019 - 28, 29th and 30th June.

2020 - 26th, 27th and 28th June.

2018 saw the return of a carnival parade, which will now be repeated annually along with the

Funday Royal Family.

The format for the Funday is normally:-

Friday – Live music in the marquee.

Saturday – Parade leaving the Industrial Estate at 5pm. Finishing on the park.

Saturday – Live music in the marquee.

Sunday – The Funday! Vintage vehicles, stalls of all types, fresh cooked food, displays, wildlife

displays, live music from local bands and all the fun of the fair.

Other fund raising events are held throughout the year to help fund the Parade.

We are always looking for new members & volunteers to help at the events.

tel: 01692 406415 email: fundaycomm@gmail.com


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Local Parks and Play Areas

Parks and Play areas are supplied with waste bins and dog bins. They are all emptied regularly and we

ask that you respect the other users of the parks and dispose of your litter and dog waste correctly.

Acorn Road

Hidden away on Acorn Road is a small open greenspace with play area. The Children’s area includes

a very popular zip wire, climbing frame and swings.

Memorial Park

The Memorial Park is a beautiful old park situated between Yarmouth Road and Happisburgh Road

and plays host to a large number of events and activities. There are goalposts for football, swings,

gym and play equipment, lots of room for families and dogs to run and play in the safety of a semi

enclosed park (please note: park gates are not closed).

Regular events include Funday and the Fun Fair, see the Regular Events page (59) for more

information.

Children’s Play Park

Opened in December 2018, the play park offers a safe fenced area for little ones to play in. The

second project of North Walsham Play (See Page 39), the park is Pirate and Castle themed and

offers swings, a roundabout, slides and more. Close to Public Toilets.

Oak Tree Sculpture

Carved into the trunk of a diseased old oak (which was due to be felled) by Mark Goldsworthy

of Bungay, the sculpture was unveiled in September 1999. It commemorates the Battle of the

Peasants Revolt in North Walsham during 1381 and the Agricultural Workers Union being founded

in the town in 1906. It depicts the ordinary man’s struggle for justice and rights, against the odds.

See page 53 for more details.

Poppies Day Nursery

Housed in the park’s pavilion, this popular nursery is open throughout the week. See page 33 for

details.

Tennis Courts

The Memorial Park Tennis Courts are available for hire at a cost of £3 per day with a £5 key deposit.

Keys are available from the Town Council Office.

War Memorial

A small area close to the Oak Tree Sculpture holds the town’s War Memorial, which bears the names

of those who died during the Great Wars. With seats and a small lawn the area is a place for peaceful

contemplation away from the busy park.


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Trackside

The Trackside Park is situated opposite the train station entrance on Norwich Road. Completely

fenced this park is a safe area for Children to run and play with swings, a slide and a climbing wall.

Dog Park

In one corner of the Trackside Park, an area has been fenced and double gated to provide a safe

place for dogs to run off lead. A perfect area for training recall or just letting your dogs play. Dog

Bins are provided so please clear up after your dogs.

Skate Park

The current skate park on trackside has served the town’s BMXs, Skateboarders and Scooter

enthusiasts since 2005 and was a wonderful example of the town and its residents working

together for a good cause. Funds to build the park were raised by local organisations, Town and

District Councils and National Lottery Funding. Plans are now underway to update the park, with

North Walsham Play spearheading the fundraising and design, their largest project to date.

Woodville

The park at Woodville is an open greenspace found on the Lynfield Estate, near the Bypass. A

hidden gem, the park is accessible from Northfield Road and Hadfield Road and has goal posts and

swings for families to use.

Children’s Play Area

In the Centre of Woodville is the Children’s Play Area which is perfect for younger children. The Play

Area was acquired through fundraising by North Walsham Play, and opened in 2017 featuring a

swing seat, wheelchair friendly roundabout and plenty of colourful games for little ones to play.


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Local Environment

Norfolk Wildlife Trust: ‘Pigney’s Wood’

Pigney’s Wood was originally purchased in 1993 by the North Norfolk Community Woodland

Trust (NNCWT, a community based conservation charity) and during their years of tenure, NNCWT

successfully reverted the site from arable land to woodland by planting over 20,000 trees of 40

different species as well as restoring important wetland areas and improving the access and

interpretation of the site for local people by providing guided trails.

The site has a number of special wildlife features including an impressive 450-year-old ancient

oak tree ‘the Old Oak’ which is next to a small woodland area which boasts a carpet of bluebells in

spring.

Pigneys Wood provides an important wildlife refuge for many birds such as the Goldcrest, Nuthatch,

Cetti’s Warbler; insects such as Red Admiral, Peacock and Holly Blue butterflies; dragonflies such

as the Emperor, Migrant Hawker, Blacktailed Skimmer and Norfolk Hawker, and mammals such as

Otter, Water Vole and Badger. Occasionally rarer visitors have been recorded such as a Camberwell

Beauty Butterfly and a Bittern in March 2013. Other features at the site include reed beds, a scrape

to attract wading birds and information boards on wildflowers, butterflies, trees and birds.

In September 2017, Pigneys Wood was entrusted to Norfolk Wildlife Trust to continue the

conservation management of this wildlife-rich nature reserve. NWT aims to build on NNCWT’s work

by further enhancing the range of habitats present as well as improving the visitor experience to

encourage more people to enjoy the wildlife on this special site.

Pigney’s Wood Car Park can be found on Hall Lane where the bin and dog bins are also sited. Picnic

tables and seats are provided and shelter is available in the renovated barn.

For further information please visit our website at

www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/nature-reserves/reserves/pigneys-wood


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Bacton Wood

Bacton Wood is two miles north-east of North Walsham on the Happisburgh Road, which dates

back to Saxon times, and includes ancient Sessile Oaks and at least thirty other species of tree.

Walk through a mosaic of conifers, mixed woodland and open areas with its heather, broom and

gorse providing a variety of colour through the changing seasons. The rich diversity of trees, plants,

insects, birds and animals found in these woods provide a lovely countryside experience for all the

family.

The woods are owned and maintained by The Forestry Commission and part managed by North

Norfolk District Council, forming between them the Countryside Partnership Project.

Known locally as ‘Witton Woods’, the area was first planted in 1956, with much of the central and

southern area formerly heathland, careful management of the ancient woodland that formed most

of the remaining area has resulted in natural regeneration of the broadleaf species and plants such

as Bluebells, Wood Sorrel and Dog’s Mercury.

As well as the flora and fauna, within the woods can be found a Bronze Age burial mound and

pot boiling site, an ancient ‘Grandparent’ oak and several ponds. If you find the pot boiling site, be

sure to keep an eye out for flint shards, these have broken off the stones, used to warm the pots in

ancient times.

There are three marked trails and many smaller paths that weave through the trees making Bacton

Wood an excellent place for all types of orienteering, walking, horse riding and cycling. The Woods

also host many regular events such as cross country running, competitions, orienteering, night

exercises, rambling, wildlife watching and navigation exercises. web: www.northnorfolk.org


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Sadler’s Wood

Sadler’s Wood and the surrounding

open space lies at the eastern side of the

market town of North

Walsham. The Wood is predominantly a

plantation of Scots Pine dating back to the

1950s but it also contains some veteran

oak, sweet chestnut and hornbeam trees.

In spring the woodland floor is covered in

a carpet of bluebells which is spectacular.

Current conservation management

practices encourage the spread of this

beautiful flower which helps feed many

insect species. The surrounding area

consists of part amenity grassland for informal games and part more natural grassland where

native flora is encouraged. There are some sculptures dotted throughout the area which have been

produced by local artists and a play area which is well used.

The woodlands are abundant with butterflies, mini beasts and flowers throughout the spring and

summer months. Habitat piles create perfect homes for many species of mini beasts, which help

introduce families to wildlife on event days and an adventure style play area has been provided

which is proving most popular with local children.

Sadler’s Wood is perfect for dog walks, nature rambles and adventures and achieved its Green Flag

in 2012 meaning that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained

and has excellent facilities.

The site is managed by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) and the Rangers undertake regular

safety inspections and litter patrols, bins and dog bins are provided.

Bryant’s Heath (Felmingham Heath)

Bryant’s Heath, Felmingham is a

17.7-hectare (44-acre) biological Site of

Special Scientific Interest west of North

Walsham. The Heath consists of dry acidic

heathland on glacial sands with sloping

ground to the south and west. This site is

unusual in that it encompasses within a

relatively small area a mix of dry heath,

wet heath and fen lands. Rich plant lands

have developed in association with the

flushed areas that occur where nutrientpoor

sands meet underlying calcareous

clays. These areas include several plants

that are now uncommon in East Anglia due to the drainage of many similar sites. Several unusual

mosses and lichens have been recorded in wetter areas.

A public footpath between Felmingham and North Walsham runs through the heath.

web: www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/commons/bryant-s-heath


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North Walsham & Dilham Canal

Photo: The North Walsham And Dilham Canal Trust

Norfolk’s only sailing canal with locks is a

rapidly-developing success story for tourism,

leisure and the industrial heritage of northeast

Norfolk.

Regenerated sections of the 19th-century

waterway regularly attract hundreds of

users including those taking advantage of

weekly boat trips, walkers, canoeists, sailors,

fishermen, wildlife enthusiasts and model boat

fans.

Bacton Wood Lock, one of six along the canal,

has been restored by its owner, with volunteer

help, over a 10-year period and work is due to

begin in summer 2019 on a second lock, at Ebridge Mill.

The canal was once nearly nine miles long and stretched from Antingham ponds to Wayford Bridge.

Dug by hand in just 18 months by 100 Bedfordshire navvies, it opened in 1826.

The waterway was intended as the M1 of its day for the fast and efficient transport of cargoes to

and from mills and communities along its route and the port of Great Yarmouth, via the Broads

network.

Although the canal was built using the “cut and fill” technology championed by Thomas Telford,

it opened the year after the Stockton and Darlington Railway and only enjoyed about 50 fairlysuccessful

years before this new-fangled competitor arrived in Norfolk and sealed its fate.

In 1927 it was “de-watered” above Swafield and the last wherry, Ella, sailed the canal in 1934.

Decades of neglect followed with some sections becoming choked with vegetation, and the wood

and brickwork rotting and crumbling.

Sustained efforts to revitalise the canal began in 2000, with regular volunteer work parties - which

continue to this day - tackling tasks under the auspices of the East Anglian Waterways Association.

The project gained further momentum in 2008 with the founding of the North Walsham and

Dilham Canal Trust, now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

Its aim is to work with canal and land owners, and statutory bodies, to conserve and improve the

route of the canal and its branches for the benefit of the community and natural environment,

promoting access to the navigation for all and allowing it to become an area enjoyed by the public

once again.

The trust hopes eventually to restore about 7.5

miles of the canal and four of its locks.

It can only achieve this goal with the help of

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Local Walks

Beautiful countryside surrounds North Walsham, and the North Norfolk area itself is designated as

an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. The best way to explore this wonderful area is either by

bicycle, or to delve even deeper into its hidden secrets, by foot. North Walsham is a stopping point

on two major walks.

Paston Way

The Paston way takes its name from the Paston

Family, the wealthy and dominant landowners

in the area during Medieval and Tudor times.

The Paston family in turn had taken their name

from the small village of Paston on the north

east Norfolk coast. They also wrote the famous

Paston Letters.

The 22 mile route, between Cromer and North

Walsham, travels through much of what was

once their land and passes sixteen of the areas

ancient and beautiful churches.

Each church has its own hidden history and one

was even moved brick by brick from a cliff top

to save it from the sea. (To visit all 14 of the fine churches on the Paston Way, the trail covers 29.5

miles).

In travelling church to church, the trail ambles down quiet lanes, through picturesque towns and

villages, across vast arable fields, disused railway lines and quiet grazing pastures with views of the

North Sea. Keep a look out for seals on the stretches of beach walk too.

Starting at the south eastern end, the path begins at the Parish Church of St Nicholas in North

Walsham. The route then heads northwards along the old Mundesley Road out of the town. On the

outskirts of the town the path follows the track bed of the disused Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway

Company which linked North Walsham to Cromer. The path crosses the North Walsham & Dilham

Canal at Swafield. Knapton Cutting, as this part of the trail is known, is also a nature and butterfly

reserve. This section is an area of wild flowers, brambles, scrub and undisturbed grassy banks,

which make it an ideal habitat for butterflies and nineteen different species have been recorded.

The path continues out of North Walsham, through the stunning countryside of North Norfolk to

Cromer where it links with the Coast Road.

Footpaths and Walks

There is a lot of readily available information about the

many footpaths and walks that cross the North Norfolk

landscape around North Walsham.

Many can be found on

www.norfolk.gov.uk/out-and-about-in-norfolk

Printed walks are also available from

The M.i. North Walsham, Vicarage Street


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Weavers’ Way

At a total of 57 miles, this footpath runs

between Great Yarmouth and Cromer and

is named after the local weaving industry

which shaped the local landscape of the

Medieval Period.

The route passes many areas of natural

beauty; marshlands, rivers and lakes which

form the unique landscape of the Broads,

gentle valleys surrounding the rivers of

Thurne, Ant and Bure, rich woodland and

the mixed farmland of North Norfolk, and

the estates of Felbrigg and Blickling. The

route also takes in the route of old railway

lines allowing for panoramic views of the

countryside from its embankments.

There are car parks dotted along the

length of the walk, each with maps and

information boards.

Peddars Way

Rich in history and steeped in ancient

legend the Peddars Way traverses the

very best landscapes Norfolk has to offer.

Fantastic scenery and landscape cover

the 93 miles (150 Km) of the Peddars

Way and Norfolk Coast Path. The majority

of the trail running through Areas of

Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Peddars Way follows a Roman road built

along the line of an even older trackway.

The name is said to be derived from the

Latin “pedester”, which means “on foot”

and the route was built shortly after AD61

to enable troops to move through East

Anglia for policing purposes. Although the name ‘Peddars’ was not initiated by the Romans, it is

likely that it was coined during the 15th or 16th centuries

The trail starts in the Brecks, a unique area of forest, heath and low river valleys, running north from

Knettishall Heath in Suffolk, for 46 miles through changing countryside to the North Norfolk coast

near Hunstanton.

Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path became joined as a Long Distance Path in 1986 in a

ceremony performed by the Prince of Wales at Holme-next-the-Sea. In 1991 the name Long

Distance Path changed to National Trail, and became the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

National Trail, one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales.

Much of the Peddars Way can be used by cyclists and there is a special route available to horseriders.

web: www.nationaltrail.co.uk/peddarsway


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The historic Beechwood Hotel is a 3 star hotel with

an acre of gardens, located in the centre of North

Walsham on Cromer Road. The two AA Rosette Fine

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Oak Tree Sculpture

This ingenious sculpture by Mark Goldsworthy of Bungay

was commissioned in 1998 by North Walsham Town

Council. It has been carved from the trunk of a 120 year

old Oak which was diseased and due to be felled. The

work was carried out through the summer of 1999 and

unveiled in September of that year. It commemorates

the Battle of the Peasants’ Revolt at North Walsham in

1381, and the Agricultural Workers’ Union being founded

in the town in 1906. It depicts these two historical

occasions; ordinary man’s struggle for justice and rights,

against the odds.

Thetotem-pole-esque’ sculpture of rustic figures

expresses ordinary people, striving towards a common

goal, each with their own place in society, and using

characters from the different generations.

Lepus the GoGo Hare

County Trail Hare - Lepus belongs to the Orion family

of constellations, meaning “the hare” in Greek.

By day Lepus can be seen close up in the beautiful

North Norfolk landscape. By night, look up at the sky

and you can see his star shining just below Orion’s

feet.

His coat represents land and sea and he is created

from fragments of glinting glass, plates and mirror,

reflecting the everyday beauty around us.

web: www.gogohares.co.uk/hares/lepus

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Bluebell Pond

The pond dates back to the 1600s when it was known as surveyors pit and it was used as a watering

shed for animals by people who transported cattle from the Midlands. The pond dried up after new

homes were built on the edge of North Walsham in 1987 and the hole ended up being used as a

rubbish tip. The Bluebell Pond Society was formed in 1990, headed by former Town Mayor; Roy

Haynes, because the area had become an “eyesore”. The land was leased to the group by North

Walsham Town Council and the dozens of volunteers re-established the pond, trees and nature.

Many volunteers became involved and there is now an abundance of wildlife. The society receives

about £300 each year from the town council and holds two clean-up days each year. Wildlife at

Bluebell Pond includes newts, frogs, moorhens and wild ducks.

The committee is now headed by Kev Richardson.

web: www.facebook.com/Bluebell-pond-North-Walsham-552504761856657


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Local places of interest (no more than a 30 minute drive from North Walsham)

Baconsthorpe Castle

Visit the extensive ruins of Baconsthorpe Castle, a

moated and fortified 15th century manor house,

which are a testament to the rise and fall of a

prominent Norfolk family, the Heydons. Over 200

years, successive generations of this ambitious

family built, then enlarged, and finally abandoned

this castle.

Hall Lane, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk NR25 9LN tel: 0870 333 1181

web: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/baconsthorpe-castle

Bure Valley Railway

The Bure Valley Railway is a narrow gauge heritage railway in Norfolk, within The Broads National

Park. The railway runs from Wroxham to Aylsham (9 miles or 14.5 kilometres), Norfolk’s longest

railway of less than standard gauge, using both steam and diesel locomotives.

Aylsham Station, Norwich Rd, Aylsham NR11 6BW tel: 01263 733 858

web: www.bvrw.co.uk

Bewilderwood

BeWILDerwood is a wild and imaginative adventure park with magical treehouses and hints of

intriguing characters, bringing a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads. The setting for the book

‘A Boggle at BeWILDerwood’, by local children’s author Tom Blofeld, it’s a wonderful, mystical place.

Parents are encouraged to play alongside their children, which makes for a fabulous and brilliantly

exciting time for the whole family. tel: 01692 633033

Horning Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8JW

Cromer Museum

web: www.bewilderwood.co.uk

Blickling Hall & Gardens

One day is never enough. Discover a complete

Norfolk estate with something for everyone. A 17th

century National Trust Hall, garden and parkland.

Open 363 days a year. Room openings in the house

may vary as conservation work takes place.

tel: 01263738030

Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk NR11 6NF

web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blickling-estate

email: blickling@nationaltrust.org.uk

Victorian fishermen’s cottages housing exhibits about Cromer’s ancient & modern history

Cromer Museum, East Cottages, Tucker Street, Cromer NR27 9HB tel: 01263 513543

web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/cromer-museum

email: cromer.museum@norfolk.gov.uk


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Felbrigg Hall & Gardens

Felbrigg Hall is a 17th-century English country house near the village of Felbrigg. Part of a National

Trust property, the unaltered 17th-century house is noted for its Jacobean architecture and fine

Georgian interior. Outside the house are a walled garden, an orangery and orchards.

B1436, Felbrigg, Norwich NR11 8PR tel: 01263 837444

web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/felbrigg-hall-gardens-and-estate

email: felbrigg@nationaltrust.org.uk

Horsey Windpump

Horsey Windpump is a grade 2 listed windpump or drainage windmill in the care of the National

Trust in the village of Horsey. The present structure was built in 1912 on the foundations of the

18th-century Horsey Black Mill and sits in an internationally important area for wildlife.

B1159 south of Horsey village tel: 01263740241

web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/horsey-windpump

email: horseywindpump@nationaltrust.org.uk

Muckleburgh Collection

Including tanks, armoured cars, bombs, artillery and missiles used by the allied armies during

World War II the collection incorporates the Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry Museum of uniforms,

weapons, photographs and documents, RAF Reconnaissance and Air Sea Rescue and Marine Craft.

A149, Weybourne Camp, The Street, Weybourne tel: 01263 588210

web: www.muckleburgh.co.uk

Mundesley Maritime Museum

The museum sits in a coastguard lookout which was built in 1928. Inside the building we feature

Maritime history and Mundesley Maritime/Coastal History. The museum features photographs,

prints and information illustrating local fishing and trade from the 19th century, equipment from

1930/40s. 9 Beach Road, Mundesley tel: 01263 720309

web: www.mundesleymaritimemuseum.co.uk

North Norfolk Railway

The ‘Poppy Line’ museum and preserved steam railway run vintage diesel and steam trains between

Sheringham & Holt, through wooded hills with views of the sea and the coast. The ‘William Marriott

Museum’ brings alive the story of Norfolk’s railways tel: 01263 820 800

Sheringham Station A149, Sheringham

web: www.nnrailway.co.uk email: enquiries@nnrailway.co.uk

Sheringham Park

National Trust Parkland designed in 1812 by Humphrey

Repton, the great landscape gardener. Famous for

its Azaleas and Rhododendrons, the parkland of

Sheringham Hall provides picturesque walks with

stunning views of the coast. tel: 01263 820 550

Visitor Centre, Wood Farm, Upper Sheringham

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Regular Events

Children’s Day

North Walsham Children’s Day takes place every year on the first bank

holiday in May in the grounds of St Nicholas Church. We have many

stalls, activities and experiences for all the family to enjoy. Along with

Animals, Emergency Vehicles, Bouncy Castles, Bell Ringing and much,

much more. Plenty of lovely food and live music will ensure there is

something for everyone. All proceeds to St Nicholas Church Funds

and North Walsham Play.

Facebook: North Walsham Children’s day

Christmas Lights Switch-On

North Walsham Christmas Lights, part of Walsham Community Events

are a not-for-profit voluntary lead committee, whose aim is to ensure

the town has Christmas Lights each year. The lights are erected each

year by a team of 10 who start in October to make sure the lights are

installed and operational by the switch-on which is normally the last

Saturday of November. The lights are entirely funded by donations from

the town’s businesses and from the revenue made at the street fair. The

annual street fair features stalls, entertainment, Father Christmas grotto

and carol singing all leading up to the grand switch-on at 6.00pm. The

group is always seeking new help. For more information contact Colin.

email: jeabol@aol.com

Fireworks in the Park

On the Sunday closest to Bonfire Night, the Memorial park plays host

to Fireworks in the Park which is a free-to-enter display. (There is a

bucket collection for donations). Fireworks fire at 6.30 pm with music,

food stalls and a bar from 4.00pm.

Funday

The North Walsham Funday was started in 2010 by members of the

North Walsham Lions and North Walsham Town Council. Many changes

have happened over the years and we now see the Funday being run

as a 3-day-event with Funfair. The Funday is held on the last weekend

of June every year and 2018 saw the return of a carnival parade, which

will now be repeated annually along with crowning the Funday Royal

Family. The format for the Funday is normally: Friday – Live music in

the marquee, Saturday – Parade leaving the Industrial Estate at 5pm.

Finishing on the park with live music in the marquee, Sunday – The

Funday! Vintage vehicles, stalls of all types, fresh cooked food, displays,

wildlife displays, live music from local bands and all the fun of the fair.

tel: 01692 406415 email: fundaycomm@gmail.com

web: www.funday.north-walsham.com

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Regular Events

Live Aid

Starting in 1985 and continuing now every April in North Walsham

Community Centre, North Walsham Live Aid is a fundraising rock

concert and memorabilia auction. Each year a children’s charity is

chosen to benefit from the large amount raised. This well-known and

well received concert has a rich history and holds fond nostalgia for

many of North Walsham’s residents. The good nature of the attendees

and the calibre of the bands mean that North Walsham Live Aid is

always a great event and through the hard work of all involved, will

be a mainstay for many years to come.

web: www.northwalshamliveaid.co.uk

Facebook: North Walsham Live Aid

North Walsham Beer Festival

The North Walsham Beer Festival takes place over the first weekend

in August and is organised by volunteers from the Round Table.

Every penny raised benefits the local community. Since the first year

in 2013, the festival has raised tens of thousands of pounds for local

charities and good causes all thanks to the volunteers, sponsors,

bands and of course the fine people of North Walsham who support

this event so well.

web: www.northwalshambeerfestival.com

Trunchonbury Festival

Based just outside North Walsham in Trunch, Trunchonbury Festival is

a music based, family friendly festival held over the three days of the

August bank holiday. Championing Norfolk based bands, produce

and suppliers, the festival has something for everyone including the

dog! Taking a break in 2019, the 2020 festival will play host to over

100 bands and musicians, comedy, a disco shack, performing arts,

workshops, a food village, bars, stalls and oh so much more.

web: www.trunchonburyfestival.com

Facebook: Trunchonbury Festival

Worstead festival

Established in 1966, the Worstead Festival is a lovely annual event

over the last weekend of July. Celebrating all that’s great about village

life and local produce, with attractions, music, stalls.

web: www.worsteadfestival.org

email: office@worsteadfestival.org


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Places to visit

The Cat Pottery and Railway Junkyard

The Cat Pottery can be found at 1 Grammar School Road in the centuries

old tinsmith’s workshop which also houses a collection of railway

memorabilia and transport curiosities collected together over the years.

The ‘Jenny Winstanley’ pottery cats can be seen being made through all

the processes including the making of the glass eyes. You also have the

opportunity of buying the cats at little more than the wholesale price.

The Cat Pottery is open throughout the year and there is no entrance fee.

Open: 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday Tel: 01692 402 962

web: www.winstanleycats.uk.com

The Garden at East Ruston Old Vicarage

The garden at East Ruston Old Vicarage lies close to the sea in North East

Norfolk on Vicarage Street, East Ruston. This is a large garden of 32 acres

although not all is formal garden, there is a heritage Orchard, large areas

of young specimen trees many of which are rare, a Woodland Garden with

Magnolias and Hydrangeas. The garden is divided into a series of garden

rooms each with a theme which include a Walled Garden, Rose Garden,

Vegetable Garden and a palatial Fruit Cage full of rare varieties of soft fruit

that can only be picked and eaten on the day. Tel: 01692 650432

Open: 12pm- 5.30pm Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.

12 noon to 5.30pm (March to October). Admission is £9.50 per person.

Web: www.e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk

Museum of the Broads

Welcome to the waterside museum of Broadland life at the historic and

picturesque Stalham Staithe. Discover the history of the Broads, its people,

boats and wildlife. We are a family and dog friendly Norfolk attraction

with trails and activities for all ages. Bring a picnic to enjoy by the river

and make a day of it. Visit our shop for Broadland memorabilia and light

refreshments. Sun to Fri 10am to 4.30pm. Closed Sat. Entry £5.50

The Poor’s Staithe, Stalham, Norfolk, NR12 9DA Tel: 01692 581681

web: www.museumofthebroads.org.uk

email: info@museumofthebroads.org.uk

The Norfolk Motorcycle Museum

Found at the Station Yard, North Walsham, this collection of bikes dating

from the 1920s to late 1960s contains many rare and interesting machines,

collected by George Harmer. Included in the collection is a 500cc TT

Rudge which held the lap record at Brooklands in the early 1930s with a

top speed of 106mph. Entry £5.00 Tel: 01692 406266

Station Approach, Norwich Road, North Walsham NR28 0DS.


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North Walsham Markets

Thursday Market

North Walsham weekly general market is held

every Thursday in the Market Place and has been

held for about 750 years. The market benefits from

being run by the Town Council (holders of the

charter) and not by the District Council as many

others are.

The market consists of a core of some 15 stalls with

other casual stalls coming from time to time, just

about filling the Market Place to its capacity.

The stalls cover a very wide range of goods and

produce, including Clothes, Ladies, Gents and Younger Ladies, Fruit/Veg, Cards/Stationery, Deli/

Groceries, Eggs, Cakes, Pastries, Jewellery, Retro/Costume and Silver, Wet Fish, Flowers/Plants,

Home Delivered Meals and Sweets.

In addition to those stalls we also regularly have charity stalls so you can discover more about RSPB,

Good Neighbours, RAFA, Macmillan, Big C and many others.

We also encourage buskers to visit the Market Place on market days, adding to the ‘atmosphere’ of

our busy market and making it an even better place to visit.

Farmers’ Market

North Walsham monthly Farmers’ Market is held on

the last Sunday of each month in the Market Place,

except in December when it’s the last Sunday

before Christmas. There is free car parking on each

Farmers’ Market day on the Vicarage Street Car Park.

This Market has now been running for over 4

years and was started to satisfy local demand for

good home produced or grown goods and also to

provide a source of funding for local charities, 50%

of the pitch fees being donated.

The market is now slowly expanding with more stalls regularly being added so that there are now

25 registered traders with about 15/16 regular attendees each month.

The stalls cover a wide range of local produced or grown goods including Pork, Lamb, Wet Fish,

Preserves, Savoury Pastries, Bread, Cakes, Sweets, Beer, Cider, Flowers, Plants and a range of arts/

crafts stalls including Picture Frames, Jewellery etc.

In addition to those stalls we also regularly have charity stalls so you can discover more about RSPB,

Good Neighbours, RAFA, Macmillan, Big C and many others. We usually have a Hot Food/Drink stall

with table and chairs so allowing you to sit and enjoy the time.

We also encourage buskers to visit the Market Place on market days, adding to the ‘atmosphere’ of

our busy market and making it an even better place to visit.


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The Atrium

The Atrium boasts free on-site car parking, a welcoming reception desk, catering and refreshment

packages to suit all budgets, technical support and a personalized approach to help ensure your

meeting or event is a success. All the spaces have free Wi-Fi and network points and projection/

presentation facilities that can be set up ready for use. The venue also has 30 notebook computers

that can be hired out for training sessions. There is a 190 seat auditorium for events, shows, cinema

viewing, concerts, presentations and conferences; the dance floor with sprung floor and changing

rooms, two training rooms for meetings and the café and gallery space for exhibitions and other

events. Income from venue hire goes directly to supporting the work of the Atrium. The theatre

brings cinema and live theatre to North Walsham with tiered seating plus two wheelchair spaces.

Spenser Avenue, North Walsham NR28 9HZ tel: 01692 400091

email: lettings@nwhs.uk

web: www.facebook.com/theatriumnorthwalsham

North Walsham Ghost Walks

North Walsham has a great history from fire

to revolt, smugglers and murder. Come and

experience our ghost walks around the town

centre to find out more about the town’s spooky

past. Walks run at different times of the year

and private bookings are welcome for special

occasions and groups. Run by New Stages.

tel: 01692 434112

web: www.new-stages.co.uk


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Mike Thurston Water Activities Centre

The Trust and the Water Activities Centre

was born out of a sad event - the death of

a young Scout leader in North Walsham.

Mike Thurston was an outstanding Scout

Leader with the 1st North Walsham Scout

Group, who tragically died on the 4th of

May 1978 at the age of 36. One of Mike’s

passions was sailing and the training of

young people in the safe use of boats and

water sports. A small group of like-minded

people formed the idea of creating a

water activities centre in Mike’s memory.

The centre was opened in 1982 and the 8 acre site is located off Little London Lane, North Walsham

just over a mile north-east of the town centre in a quiet rural setting. Since the early days the site

has gradually developed into an attractive site for day users and campers alike, with superb on-site

facilities. The centre provides a safe learning environment for young people to enjoy a range of

watersports. Mains water and electricity is provided within a modern toilet block with hot water,

showers and washing facilities available and included in the price. Disabled toilet facilities are also

available. Groups who are camping should bring all equipment they require with them. Altar fires

are provided together with a camp fire pad. No other fires are permitted. The lake is available to

camping groups from dawn until 1700 hours daily Monday to Sunday. If more than one group is

hiring the camping facilities, the use of the lake is by mutual agreement. Evenings are reserved

for local Scout and Youth Groups. Swimming on the site is permitted, but only under authorised

supervision. Canoeing (Tues Eve).

The Trust/Centre is managed by an executive committee, who meet quarterly.

For further details contact the Vice Chairman Mike Brooks on 01692 402665

The Trust is a Registered Charity No: 1101150. web: www.mikethurston.org.uk

North Walsham Sports Centre

North Walsham Sports Centre is dedicated to

helping the local community get active, stay

active and enjoy being active. At the centre,

everyone can enjoy a vast array of activities in the

sports hall, tennis courts and gymnasium too.

The sports hall plays host to all manner of

indoor activities such as badminton and

basketball, and there are three outdoor

tennis courts. Meanwhile, the centre boasts

a fitness studio for gymnastics, badminton,

trampolining and a range of exercise classes.

North Walsham High School, Spenser Avenue, North Walsham tel: 01692 402293

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Rossis Leisure

Since 2003 Rossis has been providing a

fitness studio, swimming pool, spa pool,

aromatherapy steam room, sauna, dance

studio and physiotherapy treatment

rooms for the residents of North Walsham

to enjoy.

Bowls is also a big feature, with eight

indoor greens, a full size outdoor green

and lots of leagues and competitions for

the beginner or experienced bowler.

2017 saw the addition of JR’s - Stomp Dine

Strike. Developed as fun for all the family, with indoor adventure play area, an American Diner and

bowling.

There are classes and events for everyone, instructors and coaches to help you reach your fitness

goals, and a social space to relax in once you have finished your exercise.

With so much going on, why not follow their Facebook page to keep abreast of it all.

Tungate Farm, Aylsham Road, North Walsham

Facebook: @rossisleisure

Rossis tel: 01692 404966 web: www.rossileisure.com

JRs tel: 01692 407793 web: www.stompdinestrike.com email: jrs@rossisleisure.com

Victory Swim and Fitness Centre

The six-lane, 25-metre pool hosts awardwinning

swimming lessons, as well

as fitness and fun swim sessions and

there’s also a fully-equipped gym. The

centre also boasts a group fitness studio

offering a wide range of different group

fitness classes.

In the gym there is state-of-the-art

cardio, resistance and free weight

equipment, as well as personal trainers

always on hand with advice.

In the foyer of the pool, there is a mosaic, made by Paston College students depicting Horatio

Nelson and the famous ‘Victory’, after which the pool is named.

Station Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 409370

web: www.everyoneactive.com/centre/victory-swim-and-fitness-centre


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Street Index

ABBY COURT - NR28 0BW

C2

ACACIA DRIVE - NR28 0UX

C3

ACORN ROAD - NR28 0UA

D4 - E4

ALDER CLOSE - NR28 0UT

E4

ANCHOR ROAD - NR28 9AJ

D5 - E6

ANGEL COURT - NR28 0UN

C3

ANGEL DRIVE - NR28 0WB

B2

ANTINGHAM DRIVE - NR28 9BE

D3

ARNOLD PITCHER CLOSE - NR28 0FG D4

ASHFIELD ROAD - NR28 9EL

D4

AYLSHAM ROAD - NR28

C1 - C2 - C3

BACTON ROAD - NR28 C3 - D4 - D5 - E5

BAINBRIDGE CLOSE - NR28 9UP

C5

BAKER CLOSE - NR28 9JE

B4

BANK LOKE - NR28 9JN

C3

BANNINGHAM COURT - NR28 0TF

B1

BARTON CLOSE - NR28 0SN

B2

BAYES COURT - NR28 0WH

B2

BEATRICE CLOSE - NR28 0BB

D3

BEECH DRIVE - NR28 0BZ

C2

BEECHWOOD CLOSE - NR28 9YD

D4

BENETS VIEW - NR28 9XF

C5

BIRDS ROAD - NR28 0WE

B2

BIRCH CLOSE - NR28 0UD

D4

BLACK SWAN LOKE - NR28 9BP

C3

BLOOM COURT - NR28 9UX

C4

BLUEBELL ROAD - NR28

D4

BRADFIELD CLOSE - NR28

D2

BRADFIELD ROAD - NR28

D2

BRICK KILN ROAD - NR28

C4 - C5

BRIDGE COURT - NR28 0HB

C2

BROOKES DRIVE - NR28 0SL

B2

BRUNSWICK CLOSE - NR28 9EU

D4

BURTON AVENUE - NR28

B2

BURTON CLOSE - NR28 0EX

B2

BUXTON ROAD - NR28 0ED

B2

CAMPION CLOSE - NR28 9XJ

C5

CARAVAN & CHALET PARK - NR28 0RA D5

CEDAR COURT - NR28 9DX

C3

CHERRY TREE LANE - NR28

C2

CHESTNUT AVENUE - NR28 9XH

C5

CHURCH APPROACH - NR28

C3

CHURCH STREET - NR28 9DA

C3

THE CLOSE - NR28 9HS

B4

COOPER ROAD - NR28 9EN

D4

CORBETT ROAD - NR28 0JE

D3

CORNISH WAY - NR28 0AW

E2 - E3

CORONATION WALK - NR28 0HU

C2

COSY CORNER - NR28 0EN

B2

COUSENS CLOSE - NR28 0FW

A2

CRADLEWOOD ROAD - NR28 9JG

B5

CROMER ROAD - NR28 D1 - D2 - C2 - C3

CROW ROAD - NR28 0DJ

D4

CURRIE CLOSE - NR28 0FU

A2

DEBENNE ROAD - NR28 0LZ

D3

DIXON ROAD - NR28 9EA

C4

DOUGLAS BADER CLOSE - NR28 0TZ D3

DUNCAN WAY - NR28 0FT

A3

DURRELL WAY - NR28 0FH

B3

ELLINOR ROAD - NR28 9AG

A3

EWING ROAD - NR28 0FF

A2

FAIRVIEW ROAD - NR28

C4 - B4

FAIRSTEAD CLOSE - NR28 0TG

B1

FARMAN AVENUE - NR28 9AY

C3

FARM VIEW - NR28

C5

FENN CLOSE - NR28 0FA

B3

FERN DRIVE - NR28 9XQ

C5

FIELD LANE - NR28 9LW

A4 - A5 - B5

FIELD VIEW - NR28 0EU

B2

FOLGATE ROAD - NR28 0AJ D2 - D3 - E3

FOUNDRY COURT - NR28 0AF

A2

FOXGLOVE CLOSE - NR28 9XP

C5

FULLER ROAD - NR28 0EG

B2

FURZE HILL DRIVE - NR28

B4

GARDEN CLOSE - NR28 0AY

D3

GARDEN COURT - NR28 0BH

C3

GAYMERS WAY - NR28 0AN

D2

GIGLI CLOSE - NR28 0WF

B2

GLAVEN CLOSE - NR28 9BJ

C3

GLEBE COURT - NR28 9EX

D4

GOOCH CLOSE - NR28 0SZ

D3

GRAMMAR SCHOOL ROAD - NR28 9JH C3

GRANGE COURT - NR28 9AZ

B3

GRANGE MEWS - NR28 9AT

B3

THE GREEN - NR28 0ET

B2

GREENS ROAD - NR28 0HW

C1 - D1

GREENWAY CLOSE - NR28 0DE

C3

GROVE ROAD - NR28 9ED

C4

HADFIELD ROAD - NR28 0BE

D3

HALL LANE - NR28

C3 - C4

HAMILTON CLOSE - NR28 0AQ

C3

HAMLET CLOSE - NR28 0DL

D4

HANNANT ROAD - NR28 9ES

D4

HAPPISBURGH ROAD - NR28 B4 - B5 - B6

HARBORD CLOSE - NR28 0TA

D3

HARDY CLOSE - NR28 0TQ

C3

HARMER CLOSE - NR28 9LB

C4

HARVEY DRIVE - NR28 0TJ

E3

HAYNES COURT - NR28 9DW

C3

HAZELL ROAD - NR28 0ST

D3 - E3

HEADLEY DRIVE - NR28 9ND

C3

HEATH ROAD - NR28 0JB

A2 - A3

HIPPERSON CLOSE - NR28 0SU

D3

HOLGATE ROAD - NR28 9LP

A6 - B6

THE HOLLIES - NR28 0TN

C3

HOLLYBUSH ROAD - NR28 9XT

C5

HONEYSUCKLE CLOSE - NR28 9XN

C5

HORNBEAM ROAD - NR28 0FQ

B3

HOWARD COURT - NR28

C3

HOWLETT CLOSE - NR28

C2

JULER CLOSE - NR28 0SY

D3

KENDALL CLOSE - NR28 0HJ

D2

KETTS ROAD - NR28 0EY

B2

KIMBERLEY ROAD - NR28 9DZ

C4

KINGS ARMS COURT - NR28 9JJ

C3

KINGS ARMS STREET - NR28 9JX

C3

KINGS CLOSE - NR28 9DU

C4

KINGSWAY - NR28 0HP

D1 - C1 - C2

LABURNUM ROAD - NR28 0EL

B2

LAUNDRY LOKE - NR28 0BD

D2

THE LEA - NR28 9DN

D4

LEGRICE CRESCENT - NR28

A3 - B3

LIME TREE ROAD - NR28 9DY

C4

LINFORD COURT - NR28 9AT

B3

LINK ROAD - NR28

D1

LITESTER CLOSE - NR28 9JA

B4

LITTLE LONDON LANE - NR28 0RB

E5

LONG BARROW DRIVE - NR28 9YA A4 - B4

LOUIS ARTHUR COURT - NR28 9DF C4

LYNFIELD ROAD - NR28

D3

LYNGATE GARDENS - NR28 0NE

A1

LYNGATE ROAD - NR28 0DH

E3

MANOR COURT - NR28

C5

MANOR ROAD - NR28 C4 - C5 - C6 - B6

MARJORAM CLOSE - NR28 9XW

C5

MARKET CROSS MEWS - NR28 9BS

C3

MARKET PLACE - NR28

C3

MARKET STREET - NR28 9BZ

C3

MARSHGATE - NR28 C4 - D4 - D5 - C5

MASTERS COURT - NR28 9UU

C4

MAYBANK - NR28 0EZ

E4

MAYFIELD WAY - NR28 0DQ

E4 - D4

MEADOW CLOSE - NR28 0AX

D3

MELBOURNE ROAD - NR28 9EP

D4

MIDLAND ROAD - NR28

B3

MILLARD CLOSE - NR28 0HH

D2

MILLFIELD ROAD - NR28 0EB

B2

MILL ROAD - NR28 9EZ

B4

MITRE TAVERN YARD (MTY) - NR28 9BZ C3

MORRIS ROAD - NR28

B2

MORRISON CLOSE - NR28 0HY

C2

MUNDESLEY ROAD - NR28 C3 - D3 - E3

NELSON ROAD - NR28 9HL

C4

NELSON WAY - NR28 0AL

C3

NEW ROAD - NR28

C3 - C4

NORFOLKMAN DRIVE - NR28 0JF

C2

NORTH STREET - NR28 9DH

C3

NORTHFIELD ROAD - NR28 D2 - D3 - C3

NORTHMEAD DRIVE - NR28 0AU

D3

NORWICH ROAD - NR28

A2 - B2 - B3

NURSERY DRIVE - NR28 0UW

B3

OAK CLOSE - NR28 0BY

C2

OAK ROAD - NR28 0BP

C2

OAKLANDS PARK - NR28 0AG

D2 - D3

OLD BEAR COURT (OBC) - NR28 9DL C3

ORCHARD CLOSE - NR28 0AZ

D3

OSBORNE CLOSE - NR28 0SX

E3

PAGE CLOSE - NR28 0LX

D3

PARK AVENUE - NR28 9HJ

C4

PARK COURT - NR28 9AN

C4

PARK LANE - NR28

C3

PATCH MEADOW - NR28 0TB

D3

PELLEW PLACE - NR28 0UE

D3

PETRE CLOSE - NR28 0SS

D3

PICKFORD CLOSE - NR28 0UH

D4

PLANTATION ROAD - NR28 9XG

C5

PLUMBLY CLOSE - NR28 9YB

A4 - B4

POPPY CLOSE - NR28 9XU

C5

POUND ROAD - NR28

C4

PRESTON ROAD - NR28 9ER

D4

PRINCES STREET - NR28 0HX

C2

PRIMROSE WALK - NR28 9XL

C5

QUEENSWAY - NR28 0HT

C2

RANDELL CLOSE - NR28 9AQ

B4

RAYNA LOKE - NR28 0FJ

B3

RECREATION ROAD - NR28

B2

REDMAN ROAD - NR28 9BD

B4

REEVES COURT - NR28 9DG

C3

REGENTS COURT - NR28 0TX

C2

ROPER WAY - NR28 0FS

A3

ROSEWOOD - NR28 9XB

C4

ROYSTON GREEN - NR28 9EG

D4

RYE CLOSE - NR28 9EY

D4

SADLERS WAY - NR28 9UT

C4

SAMPSON ROAD - NR28 9AR

B3

SAXON COURT - NR28 9BG

C3

ST BENETS AVENUE - NR28 9HT

B4

ST MARYS WAY - NR28 0AP

C3

ST NICHOLAS COURT ( * ) - NR28 9BY C3

ST NICHOLAS ROAD - NR28 9HN

C4

SENDALL ROAD - NR28 0WD

B2

SHEPHEARD CLOSE - NR28 0LY

D3

SIMPSON CLOSE - NR28 0HZ

C2 - C3

SKEYTON NEW ROAD - NR28 0BU

C2

SKEYTON ROAD - NR28

B1 - B2 - C2

SKEYTON VIEW - NR28 0EF

B2

SMEDLEY CLOSE - NR28 0FL

B3

SOUTH RISE - NR28 0EE

B2

SPENSER AVENUE - NR28 9HZ

B4

SPURDENS CRESCENT - NR28 9JD

B4

STANFORD TUCK ROAD - NR28 OAJ D3

STANLEY ROAD - NR28 9EW

D4

STATION ROAD - NR28

C2 - B2 - B3

SUFFIELD CLOSE - NR28 0HN

D1 - D2

SUNNY CORNER - NR28 0EQ

B2

SWAFIELD RISE - NR28

E4

SYCAMORE CLOSE - NR28 0UB

D4

TENISON ROAD - NR28 9HW

C4

THE TERRACE - NR28 9BU

C3

THIRLBY ROAD - NR28

B4

THOMAS DIX COURT - NR28 9DD

C4

TRAFALGAR COURT - NR28 9WB

C3

TRAFALGAR TERRACE - NR28 9JP

C3

TUNGATE LANE - NR28 0JQ A1 - B1 - C1

VALLEY GARDENS - NR28 9QE

C5

VICARAGE STREET - NR28 9DQ

C3

VICTORY COURT - NR28 0AE

C3

WATERFIELD MEADOWS - NR28 9LD C4 - C5

WEAVERS COURT - NR28

C3

WEAVERS WAY CLOSE - NR28 0HQ

C2

WEBBS CLOSE - NR28 9XE

C5

WELLS AVENUE - NR28 0TE

B2

WESTWICK DRIVE - NR28 0TD

B2

WHARTON DRIVE - NR28 0UG

E4

WHERRY CLOSE - NR28 0UQ

D4

WHITE HORSE COMMON - NR28

B6

WILKINSON WAY - NR28 9BB

B4

WILLIAM PASTON ROAD - NR28 9EQ D4

WILLIAMS WAY - NR28 0BA

D3

WILLOW CLOSE - NR28 0UR

E4

WILLOW PARK - NR28 0BD

D2

WINDMILL LOKE - NR28 0FN

B3

WINSTON COURT - NR28 0DB

D3

WITTON VIEW - NR28 9EB

C4

WOODBINE CLOSE - NR28 9XS

C5

WOODSIDE - NR28 9XA

B5

WOOD VIEW - NR28 OSJ

B2

WOOLL DRIVE - NR28 OUF

D4

WORKHOUSE LOKE - NR28 0DB

D3

WRIGHTS CLOSE - NR28 0WG

B2

YARMOUTH ROAD - NR28 C3 - B3 - A4

OTHER INFORMATION

COMMUNITY CENTRE

C3

COUNCIL OFFICES

C3

DOCTORS’ SURGERIES

C3

FIRE STATION

C3

HIGH SCHOOL

B4

HOSPITAL

B3

LIBRARY

C3

MANOR ROAD SCHOOLS

C4

MEMORIAL PARK

C3 - C4

MILLFIELD SCHOOL

B2

NNCT OFFICE

C3

PASTON COLLEGE

C3

POLICE STATION

B3

POST OFFICE

C3

RAILWAY STATION

B3

PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT NICHOLAS C3

SPORTS CENTRE

B4

SWIMMING POOL & FITNESS CENTRE C3

WATERSPORTS CENTRE

E5


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Clubs and Societies

ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Acting classes based on performance technique, from script work to improvisation. No previous

experience is necessary for our beginners’ courses, which run in 6 week blocks. Run by New

Stages. web: www.new-stages.co.uk tel: 01692 434112

AIR CADETS - NORFOLK & SUFFOLK WING

Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking

for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Royal Air Force Air Cadets! We

are a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years, and

20,000 adult volunteers aged 20 and over. tel: 01603 427575

email: ACO-WHQ-NorfolkSuffolk-E1@mod.uk web: www.nswingatc.co.uk

AIR TRAINING CORPS 2110 (North Walsham) Squadron

Parade times: Monday & Thursday 19:00 - 21:30

ATC Hut, North Walsham Primary School, Manor Road (parade times only) tel: 01692 402110

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY PEER SUPPORT GROUP

Free drop in support group. Carers only. 2nd Thursday 10.30-12noon

Furze Hill Day Centre, Happisburgh Road, North Walsham tel: 01603 763556

ART CLASSES

Thursday 9am – 12pm

Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 650594

ARTHRITIS CARE

Meet Third Thursday of each month at 2.30pm.

Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham tel: 0300 790 0400

ATTIC YOUTH CLUB

The Attic is a High School aged youth club, run by volunteers from New Life Church North

Walsham. It meets on Fridays 7.30pm till 9pm.

North Walsham Community Centre New Road, North Walsham

web: www.facebook.com/theatticnw

BADMINTON

The Walsham Warriors Badminton Club was founded in Spring 2016, with the aim of creating a

team to compete in the Norwich & District League. We now have four Teams in the League and

over 20 club players, including qualified coaches. Weds 8-10pm at North Walsham Sports Centre.

All Welcome. email: razerestringz@gmail.com

BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY

Offers a variety of help, first aid, home visits.

Further information contact Local Headquarters. tel: 01692 426 361

CEROC

Tuesday evening 7.30-10.30pm at The Community Centre. Dance instructor plus freestyle

dancing. Beginners’ class available. All welcome. £8 per night tel: 07801 492358

email: info@cerocfusion.co.uk


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CREATIVE WORKSHOPS FOR WELLBEING

Explore your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere with music, poetry, stories, crafts and drama

amongst like-minded adults, who may come along for something different, to keep social or to

boost creativity and that feeling we get from achieving something new! Future sessions will be

based on feedback from participants. It is an informal group and all are welcome. Sessions take

place twice a month during weekday afternoons. Run by New Stages.

email: www.new-stages.co.uk tel: 01692 434112

DARTS LEAGUE (NW & District)

Chairman D Bobby. tel: 01692 402633

DIABETES UK NORTH NORFOLK

Over 350 voluntary groups situated throughout the UK. Our goal is to provide support and

educate people living with diabetes, as well as their family, friends and anyone else who is

interested in knowing more about diabetes. The North Norfolk Group raises funds for local use for

the benefit of both adults and children and we also contribute towards the Diabetes UK Research

fund. tel: 01692 405492

web: www.north-norfolk.diabetesukgroup.org

FLOWER CLUB

Meet on the 4th Thursday of the Month 2.30pm

Catholic Church Hall, Norwich Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 404628

GARDENERS CLUB

Meet 3rd Thursday of the Month.

Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 402808

GIRL GUIDING NORTH WALSHAM

Contact: Emily Norman.

web: www.girlguiding.org.uk tel: 07901337889

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Friendly club for Garden Lovers. Meet 3rd Thursday of the Month.

Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 404128

KARATE CLASSES

North Walsham High School. Thursdays & Sundays.

web: www.eska.co.uk tel: 01603 418751

LEAGUE OF FRIENDS OF NORTH WALSHAM WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Chairman: Keith Jarvis. Voluntary group relying on public donations and fundraising to

provide “extras” for the community hospital, from hairdryers and TVs to a training room and

refurbishment of the day room.

web: www.northwalshamhospitalfriends.org.uk tel: 07788 889853

LODGE OF UNANIMITY 102 NORTH WALSHAM

web: www.northwalshamfreemasons.co.uk tel: 07398 215112

email: unanimity102@email.com

NORFOLK CAMERATA

A well-established and friendly choir. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to

9.30 at The Methodist Church, Grammar School Road, North Walsham.

web: www.norfolkcamerata.co.uk tel: 01603 783841


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NORTH NORFOLK RIDING FOR THE DISABLED

Squirrel Wood Equestrian Centre (Hall Farm, North Walsham)

Volunteers always needed. tel: 01263 577247

NORTH NORFOLK SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE BLIND

Meets 1st Thurs of the month 2pm – 4pm

Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 402562

NORTH NORFOLK SPEAKERS CLUB

Meet alternate Wednesdays. 7pm. email: northnorfolkspeakersclub@gmail.com

North Walsham High School, Spenser Avenue, North Walsham tel: 07775 793999

NORTH NORFOLK YOUTH THEATRE

We meet in North Walsham (different groups for different ages) and the times and dates depend

on our current project. Participants explore the different ways of theatre making, interactive

games and develop social and communication skills alongside team working. We also take part in

different productions and projects. Run by New Stages.

web: www.new-stages.co.uk tel: 01692 434 112

NORTH WALSHAM IN BLOOM

Group committed to improving the appearance of the town by planting flowers and lobbying to

make North Walsham a better place in which to live. Chairman: Chris Roberts.

web: www.northwalshaminbloom.com tel: 01692 402174

NORTH WALSHAM BOWLS AND SNOOKER CLUB

A friendly Club with over 100 members. We have two full size snooker tables and a pool table. The

outdoor green is well maintained and we are in two afternoon leagues and four evening leagues.

Membership secretary: Ann Wilkinson.

email: ann@widgetwilk.plus.com tel: 01692 500710

NORTH WALSHAM CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

North Walsham Christmas Lights are a small Volunteer group (part of Walsham Community

Events) who work every Sunday for 6 weeks (apart from Remembrance Sunday) up to the annual

switch on to make sure each year the town has Christmas Lights. The group is run entirely

through donations and the profit from the switch-on event.

email: nwchristmaslights@gmail.com tel: 07748030937

NORTH WALSHAM DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP & CAFE

Formed in 2015 after AGE UK Norfolk had worked with local businesses to help make the town

dementia friendly. We are a local group responding to local needs of people who are living with

dementia and their carers. We run the Café in partnership with the Salvation Army. We consult

regularly with those who use our services and help them and their carers to access any help and

support needed and signpost and refer onto relevant agencies. tel: 01692 502708

Furze Hill Resource Centre, 73 Happisburgh Road, North Walsham

web: www.nwdementiasupportgroup.org.uk

NORTH WALSHAM AND DISTRICT BRANCH OF CATS PROTECTION

Co-ordinator is Mrs Stephanie Rowlands. tel: 01692 535858

Help with the cost of neutering cats for people on low incomes or benefits. tel: 07880 256948

NORTH WALSHAM & DISTRICT BRIDGE CLUB

Meet Every Monday at 6.45pm – 10pm

The Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 405 680


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NORTH WALSHAM & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Meet 3rd Thursday of the month in Community Centre. Meetings include speakers on a very wide

range of subjects including garden history, flower collections, English Country Gardens, birds and

plants. We organise social gatherings and outings, hold a Spring Show, a Plant Sale and a wellattended

annual Table Top Show. All welcome, annual membership £12. tel: 01692 402808

or: 01692 500710

NORTH WALSHAM AND DISTRICT ROUND TABLE

North Walsham and District Round Table is open to guys aged 18-45 to #DoMore with their social

lives. Meet time: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 7:00pm for 7:30pm start.

web: northwalsham.roundtable.co.uk tel: 0121 456 4567

NORTH WALSHAM FIRST FRIDAY CRAFTERS

Meet at the Methodist Church. This is a group open to anyone interested in crafting, learning

new skills or sharing expertise. Come along and try knitting, quilting, paper craft, sewing,

painting, sugarcraft, etc. 10am First Friday of the Month.

NORTH WALSHAM GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME

We are a group of trained and trusted volunteers, who provide free one-off or short-term support

to anyone in North Walsham who requests it. We do simple DIY in homes and gardens; provide

lifts to appointments, when no other transport is available (you pay the petrol costs); take some

people shopping, when they need assistance; or just pop round for a chat! Whatever you need we

will try to find a solution. You ask, we help!

web: www.nwgoodneighbour.org.uk tel: 01692 558321

email: enquiries@ nwgoodneighbour.org.uk

NORTH WALSHAM GYMNASTICS CLUB

Formed in 2001 by current Head Coach Alexis Thurston and Patricia Johnson (Treasurer & Welfare

Officer). The club is a community venture and has continued to grow over the years. In September

2017 fulfilled its long term ambition to acquire its own purpose built facility. NWGC now hosts a

wide range of classes and has over 500 gymnasts attending weekly.

4a Cornish Way Business Park, Lyngate Industrial Estate, North Walsham NR28 0FE

web: www.north-walsham-gymnastics-club.co.uk

email: admin@north-walsham-gymnastics-club.co.uk

NORTH WALSHAM MOTHERS’ UNION

A welcoming group of ladies who meet at 2.30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month in St

Nicholas Room. Visitors and new members are always welcome to join us for faith, fellowship and

fun. For further information please contact Ann Herd. tel: 01692 402705

NORTH WALSHAM PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP

A group of friendly and enthusiastic photographers pursuing all aspects of image capture.

Meeting at 7.30pm on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month

Annex building of The Atrium, Spenser Avenue, North Walsham

web: www.nw-pg.co.uk tel: 01692 400080

NORTH WALSHAM SCOUTS

Beavers (6–8) Cubs (8-10½) Scouts (10½–14)

Our Scout Headquarters is located in North Walsham, on a large area of land with plenty of

outside space and private parking. Our building has various facilities including the main hall, 2

smaller rooms, kitchen, toilet block with separate girls and boys toilets and a disabled toilet that

also has a shower. email: info@northwalshamscouts.org.uk tel: 07900 016421


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Ian Baird

WELDING EQUIPMENT

WE BUY, WE SELL

Records, Consoles & Games (New and Retro),

Phones, Audio equipment, TV’s and more…..

Buy-Backs and Weekly pay available

We also offer a repair service for Computers,

Consoles and Phones.

Free inspections.

No Fix, No Fee

10+ Years experience

*Phone screens replaced within 30 minutes*

Opening Times

Monday-Saturday

9:00am – 5:00pm

Telephone: 07879 702779

3 Market Place North Walsham

Email: DISCNDAT0@GMAIL.COM

Facebook/DiscNDat

( *Subject to stock and model )

www.ibweld.com

M.I.G. & T.I.G. Plasma Cutting

Equipment Repairs.

Welding Consumables.

Service & Hire.

Lorch Distributor.

Argon Gas Bottles

with no rental fee.

Calor Gas Distributor.

Unit 7 White Horse Garage, Cornish Way Business Park

North Walsham Ind Est, North Walsham NR28 0FE

01692 404553 07885 891292

ian.ibweld@gmail.com

ESTABLISHED 25 YEARS

View down Church Street, North Walsham. Originally known as Buck Street after The Buck public house which stood here.


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NORTH WALSHAM TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

A Community Amateur Sports Club formed in 1879 after a meeting at the Old Angel Hotel in the

town, hence the nickname ‘The Angels’ playing at Millfield North Walsham. We operate within

the local community and run numerous teams encompassing all ages from under 6s through to

veterans (over 35) four senior teams and seven youth teams. Secretary: Neil Coop.

email: neiljcoop@btinternet.com tel: 01263 833614

NORTH WALSHAM PEOPLE’S CHOIR

We are an energetic group of people who enjoy singing together. No previous experience is

necessary and we’ll make you feel most welcome in our range of abilities, voices and ages. We

sing a wide range of songs – from pop, rock, the musicals and some world music too. Most

importantly we sing for fun; both for ourselves and our audiences! Led by Joseph Ballard, we run

very friendly, welcoming and energetic sessions. We meet on Tuesdays, 7-8.30pm at the Sacred

Heart Parish Hall in North Walsham. Run by New Stages.

email: www.new-stages.co.uk tel: 01692 434112

NORTH WALSHAM PEOPLE’S THEATRE

Is the town’s community theatre project that includes Workshops and Shows presented at ‘pop

up’ theatre venues. Past shows have included new plays and adaptations, cabaret and the popular

annual Christmas Pantomime. Shows are produced by its founding director, Joseph Ballard. Run

by New Stages.

email: www.new-stages.co.uk tel: 01692 434112

NORTH WALSHAM PLAYERS (theatre group)

North Walsham Players were formed in 1998 to give people the opportunity to perform in a live

show whilst helping to raise money for local, good causes and charities. We currently perform

Variety Shows and Pantomimes. No joining fees or subscriptions. Age range 8 through to adult.

email: jeabol@aol.com tel: 01692 402116

NORTH WALSHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB

The Clubhouse, Norwich Road, Scottow.

web: www.nwrfc.club tel: 01692 538808

NORTH WALSHAM THEATRE GROUP

The Theatre Group visits the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich once a month by coach to see

their latest play. Join the group of about 40.

email: judyc.langford@gmail.com tel: 01692 219029

NORTH WALSHAM THINK CARER NETWORK

This is a network of groups and organisations, all of which ‘support people who help or care for

others’ in North Walsham. The Network aims to raise awareness and understanding of the needs

of unpaid carers, and others in the community who feel isolated and lonely, and increase the

support available to them.

c/o The Community Shop, 1 Market Place, North Walsham NR28 9BP tel: 01692 409141

web: www.northwalshamthinkcarer.uk email: info@northwalshamthinkcarer.uk

NORTH WALSHAM RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB

Aiming to encourage safe, fun target shooting for the widest possible range of ages and abilities.

The club is accessible for disabled shooters and reviews individual requirements as part of the

welcome process.

web: www.nwrpc.co.uk email: nwrpcmembership@gmail.com tel: 01692 581997


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NORTH WALSHAM U3A (University of the Third Age)

Our local branch of a national self-help organisation for older people no longer in full time work

who want to learn and socialise together. Meet first Friday of each monthat 2.15 pm.

Catholic Church Hall, Norwich Road, North Walsham

web: https://u3asites.org.uk/north-walsham/home

NORTH WALSHAM VELO

North Walsham Velo is a group of cyclists who enjoy biking on the roads of Norfolk. The

goal of the club is to encourage safe road cycling practices that promote a healthy, active,

environmentally aware lifestyle in our community. The club welcomes members of all skill levels

and encourages regular participation in organised cycling events.

web: www.northwalshamvelo.co.uk email: admin@northwalshamvelo.co.uk

NORTH WALSHAM YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB

North Walsham Youth FC provides quality coaching for various ages from under five to under 16.

Girls, Boys and mixed teams train at different venues around the town with qualified and first aid

trained coaches. Fun and enjoyment is the aim. Secretary: Josh Roper. tel: 07747 543929

NORTH WALSHAM YOUNG FARMERS

web: www.norfolkyfc.org

Seniors (16-26)

Tuesdays 7.45pm Meet at Rossis. tel: 07769 686703

Countrysiders (10-16)

Fortnightly Thursday’s 7 – 8.30pm. Meet at Antingham Village Hall tel: 07501 726130

PROBUS CLUB OF NORTH WALSHAM

Meet 4th Wednesday of the Month. 10am

Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham tel: 01692 402705

READING 4 U

Held on 3rd Wednesday of the Month 10am – 12pm

St John Ambulance Hall, Bacton Road tel: 01263 768164

ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH WALSHAM

Meet every Monday at the Scarborough Hill Hotel, Old Yarmouth Road, North Walsham NR28

9NA. Please note this is a dual gender club. Contact: Richard Walker. tel: 01263 722401

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION

Serving RAF & ex-RAF personnel of the Commonwealth and their families.

Meet first Tuesday of the Month at the Bluebell Inn, Bacton Road 7.30pm

(do not meet in December or January) tel: 01692 405367

REGENERATE NORTH WALSHAM COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY

To encourage the growth of a “real Norfolk town” with the aim of making North Walsham a better

place to work and live for all the community. This will be achieved by working in partnership with

local stakeholders on a range of projects. Joint Chairs, Jon Witte and Bob Wright.

1 St Nicholas Court. Facebook: North Walsham Projects

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

North Walsham Royal British Legion meets every other month at the White Swan, Church Street

North Walsham starting in April. All former and serving members of the Armed Forces and

anyone who would like to attend our meetings. For further details contact Sheila Mitchell.

tel: 01692 535284


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SLIMMING WORLD

Monday 10:00 & 12:00. Wednesday 15:30, 17:30 & 19:30. tel: 01603405536

Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham

web: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE BLIND

We have a programme of social activities for blind and partially sighted people ranging from

our own home-grown Pantomime, to professional entertainment. Transport is provided.

This registered Charity meets on the 1st Thursday except in January – 2.00 to 4.00 pm at the

Community Centre. Annual Membership: £5.00. tel: 01692 402562

ST JOHN AMBULANCE North Walsham Quadrilaterial Division

Preference Place, Bacton Road, North Walsham

Adult Group meet Thursday 7.30pm - 9.30pm tel: 01692 402760

Badgers (ages 6-10) meet Thursdays 5.30 - 7pm tel: 01692 407058

Cadets (ages 10-18) meet Mondays 6.30pm - 8.30pm tel: 01692 407207

TEA DANCES

Very popular regular events featuring the Den Barrie Due. “For a sociable afternoon of sociable

music, played at a sociable level”. All proceeds donated to charity. 2pm – 4pm. tel: 01603 736155

Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham. email: info@nw-cc.co.uk

W.E.A.

Enormously popular lectures on a wide variety of subjects from astronomy to architecture.

Tuesday 10:00 to 11:45 tel: 07810524949

Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham. email: info@nw-cc.co.uk

WEIGHT WATCHERS

email: jlobb@weight-watchers.co.uk

Thursdays 9.30am at North Walsham Community Centre

Thursdays 6.00pm at the Annex in the Atrium tel: 01692 536478

NORTH WALSHAM & DISTRICT WI

Meet in St Nicholas Room on the first Tuesday in each month. We start at 2.00pm and finish

around 4.00pm Why not come and see what it is all about? tel: 01692 402106

ROCK BUNS & ROLLING PINS WI

Rock Buns & Rolling Pins WI is a vibrant new WI with the aim of inspiring and empowering local

women. We meet at 7.15pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (2nd Wednesday in December)

at St Benet’s Hall.

email: rockbunsandrollingpins@gmail.com


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• CARPET • VINYL • LAMINATE

• ENGINEERED WOOD

• LUXURY VINYL TILING LVT

• BLINDS MADE TO MEASURE

• FREE HOME SELECTION SERVICE

01692 404718

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM

OPEN:

9am - 5pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9am - 3pm Saturday

Closed Wednesday & Sunday

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North Walsham

Its origin and place in history

The Anglo-Saxon village of Walesam is first

recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. The

derivation of the name itself tells us that it

was a small group of dwellings, Anglo-Saxon:

-ham meaning ‘home of’ or ‘homestead’ in Old

English.

Toponymy reveals various interpretations of the

name, the most likely is it relates to a person’s

name ‘W(e)alh’ and his or their family home.

Norfolk has a high concentration of Anglian or

Anglo-Saxon name-endings such as the early

-ingham and slightly later -ham and -ton. The

appearance of this name-ending tells us that

the family probably settled here sometime in

the sixth century AD.

There is also a possibility that it could originate

from the Old English ‘Walh’ meaning Briton

or Welshman. This may also be the case with

Walcott (Walh’s house or cottage). So it could

possibly be related to the foundation of a

settlement by an older group of the original

British or Romano-British population in the

area some of whom would have assimilated

while others chose to move west with the influx

of Anglians, Saxons and Friesians, settlers from

what is now Northern Germany and the lowcountries.

Perhaps also consistent with the

idea that there may be a Romano-British link, in

1844 Roman remains were found on the parish

border with Felmingham; a site close to the

line of a Roman Road which connected Burgh

Castle near Great Yarmouth to the great fort at

Brancaster on the northwest Norfolk coast.

The third, least likely, but most romantic idea is

that it may possibily relate to the name ‘Waels’

or ‘Waelsing’ family who feature in the famed

Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, written about

a sixth century warrior who slayed Grendel,


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serpent of the Fens. Waels was the father of

Sigemund the Waelsing who slayed a hoardkeeping

dragon.

It is conjectured that other settlements such

as Walsham-le-willows, South Walsham and

Walsingham may also come from the same

Anglo-Saxon name root.

With the coming of Christianity to East Anglia,

the village was provided with a church, and

to that church a portion of land and a priest.

When the Vikings later raided the shores of

eastern England many a village fell to their

hands, including Walsam. It is recorded that

during the reign of King Canute, a Norseman

named Skiotr gave the village of Walsam along

with its church and estates to the Abbey of

Saint Benet at Holme, then sited on an island

in the Bure marshes near Horning. This Abbey

was to become one of the richest Benedictine

Monasteries in the land. Much of this wealth was

obtained from Walsam, being its principal and

most prosperous holding. The Abbot of Saint

Benet’s as Lord of the Manor held the rights to

all tithes, and as the weaving industry of the

area flourished these tithes became lucrative.

It was upon this great wealth that the Abbey

Church of Saint Benet along with the Parish

Church of North Walsham were enlarged on a

grand scale in the fourteenth century. Through

this the town can now boast the largest church

in Norfolk that has always been solely a parish

church.

(Note: Both King’s Lynn Minster and Great

Yarmouth Minster are larger buildings but were

originally conceived as priory churches. Great

Yarmouth Minster holds claim to being the largest

parish church in England.)

Records throughout the ages mention the town

as Walsham Market and Walsham, the ‘North

being added within the last few hundred years.

The Domesday book tells us that a church existed

in North Walsham and that it belonged to Saint

Benet’s Abbey. The tower of this ancient church

still exists today, being the oldest building in

the town at well over a thousand years old.

It was incorporated into the present church

building and stands to the immediate north of

the present tower ruin. Most of the town was

built of wood at this time, being thatched with

the reed that grew in the water meadows of

the River Ant on the east side of the town. The

town’s arable land was divided into three fields;

Southfield, Millfield and Northfield, and were

subdivided into strips allotted to the townsfolk.

This was a system common throughout the

country, with one field sown in wheat, another

in beans, with barley for brewing, and the third

left fallow for sheep to re-fertilize the land. Year

by year this system was rotated so that all fields

had equal usage. The outskirts of the town were

well wooded and provided rough grazing for

wild boar.

The battle of the Peasants’ Revolt as depicted by John Speed on his

Map of Norfolk 1611.

Weaving and ‘Walsham

Flemish weavers came to England in the

twelfth century and settled in Norfolk, the

low lying landscape being reminiscent of their

homelands. Their weaving capitals were sited

at the twin-towns of Worstead and Walsham;

weaving the country’s finest cloths of ‘Worsted’,

still famed for its quality worldwide, and

Walsham’; which was a lighter cloth for summer

use. By the beginning of the fourteenth century

a market of these cloths was well established

in Walsham. This new prosperity was proudly

flaunted with the building of vast new churches


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for the two towns. More Flemish weavers

moved to the district at the invitation of Edward

III, and the town flourished at an incredible rate

until 1348 ... the coming of the ‘Black Death’.

‘Black Death’ and Peasant Unrest

The Bubonic Plague or ‘Black Death’ ravaged

England in 1348, and recurred in 1361 and 1369.

With it came the death of thousands, resulting

in a loss of labour needed to farm the land, and

work on Walsham’s incomplete church; the

original plans had to be altered, and simple

intersected window tracery was substituted for

the planned beautiful decorated tracery. With

the economy of the country in turmoil an Act

was passed in 1351 that no man should refuse

to work for the same rate of pay as before the

Black Death. Extra revenue was also generated

by the imposition of a Poll Tax on the people.

The arable fields were laid to pasture, and

common land was enclosed for sheep farming.

This was less labour intensive with more profit

being made from wool production. This caused

great unrest of the peasants, which led to the

famous ‘Peasants’ Revolt’ of 1381 when John

Litester, assisted by amongst others a man

called Cubitt of North Walsham, led a rebellion

of many thousands who seized the city of

Norwich, killing the mayor in the process.

Henry De Spenser, Bishop of Norwich, and a

man with much experience of war abroad, was

able to raise enough forces to drive the rebels

from the city and they retreated to a camp at

Bryant’s Heath near North Walsham. Despite

the peasants’ elaborate makeshift barricades,

they were ousted from their camp by the

Bishop and his now numerous forces, and battle

commenced. Many hundreds were slain and

the defeated peasants fled towards the town

desperately seeking their right of ‘sanctuary’

in the church, however, it was still incomplete

and yet to be consecrated. The Bishop

followed, Litester was captured, and the church

witnessed a massacre of hundreds of peasants.

De Spenser heard Litester’s confession, gave

him absolution and then had him dragged to

his public execution. Three stone crosses were

soon erected marking the site of the battlefield,

as a permanent reminder of the consequences

of such uprisings.

The Parish Church

It is probable that the incomplete church

only needed repair after the turmoil of the

Peasants’ Revolt, and not complete re-building

as local legend states. In fact it was that same

Bishop Henry De Spenser who consecrated

the building within twenty years of the battle.

This is the edifice seen today, the largest ‘Wool

Church’ in Norfolk, built from the profits of the

wool and weaving industries. The church is

noted for its spacious interior, the lofty columns

Wayside Cross monument on the Norwich Road. Photo by Les Edwards

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through a magnificent pinnacled porch, with

rich carving and heraldic shields. The colourful

statues are replacements, showing Saint

Benedict (with St Benet’s Abbey and Norwich

Cathedral at his feet); Saint Nicholas (the

present day dedication of the church) and in

the centre niche, the Virgin Mary with infant

Christ (the church was originally dedicated to

the Blessed Virgin Mary).

and absence of a chancel arch making it seem

light and airy. Many interesting artefacts remain

in the church including the fifteenth century

font cover, richly carved and decorated, with

a fascinating telescopic mechanism, it hangs

from a carved oak beam. Of a similar date are the

remains of a wooden screen which separated

the clerical chancel from the people’s nave. Its

mediaeval panels are carved and painted with

an array of saints. The south chapel contains an

unusual sixteenth century Communion Table;

unusual because of the ‘corrected’ inscription

along its front panel made after an alteration

of the Prayer Book. Another treasure is the

unique Royal Arms Board at the west end of the

church, one side with the arms of Cromwell’s

Commonwealth, and the other with the

Arms of Charles II. Also to be seen are an Iron

Bound Chest, two remaining tip-up seats from

the monk’s mediaeval quire, and a wooden

Armoury Chest - the churchwardens had

prepared for the coming of the Spanish Armada

by buying six hundred corselets!)

The church is entered from the Market Place

The once magnificent tower is now reduced to

a ruinous mass, a rocky crag standing sentinel

over the town; Many people are drawn into the

town centre to investigate its strange shape.

The Ruined Tower

From whichever direction you enter the

town, the building that dominates more

than anything else, is the ruined tower of the

church. In the early eighteenth century the

town boasted a glorious, soaring tower and

spire, the tallest construction locally, being

second in height only to Norwich Cathedral. It

is known that the parapet reached a height of

147 feet, with a spire later added to compete

with the then new church tower at Cromer. This

The tower ruin in the early twentieth century.


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Friday 15th May 1724 saw the town’s

Ascensiontide Fayre, and the bells were rung for

many hours. The ringing of the bells combined

with a rather windy day caused a vibration to

occur in the tower. This was noticed by the

verger when he ascended the tower in the

evening to wind the clock. He was so alarmed

by the distressed state of the tower that the

clock remained unwound as he fled to warn

people away.

The tower ruin in the mid twentieth century. Photo by Les Edwards

spire may have taken its height to around 180

feet. A heavy ring of six bells was hung in the

tower which also housed a chiming clock. These

bells caused a dispute in 1616 between the

townsfolk and the sexton whose duties caused

him to ring the Great Bell “... orderly and full out

one halfe hour at the least ...” every morning at

four o’clock!

Between nine and ten o’clock the following

morning, the doctor of the town was walking

through the churchyard, and to his horror,

one side of the steeple collapsed before him,

his only injury being a cut to his ankle from a

flying flint! In the years that followed, monies

were raised to reconstruct the tower, but the

weather was to weaken the ruin yet further, and

in 1835 more falls indicated the weakness of the

upper stonework. February 17th 1836 saw the

last major fall when heavy wintry gales brought

down the north side of the steeple with a crash

that sent earthquake-like tremors through the

town. The remaining east wall of the belfry stage

was then dismantled as a safety precaution.

In 1939 stabilisation work was carried out on

the tower, in the hope that one day rebuilding

might be possible. Plans have been drawn up to

this end, and one version of a new tower (minus

a spire), by the eminent architect Sir Charles

Nicholson, can be seen inside the north porch

of the Parish Church.

The Great Fire

In the year 1600, the town suffered a disastrous

fire, which began at around six o’clock in the

morning on the 25th June, in the house of a

“poor and lewd person” by the name of Dowle,

who on fleeing was apprehended and put

in gaol. One hundred and eighteen houses,

seventy shops, and countless other buildings

were razed to the ground. The Market with

its Cross and stalls were destroyed along with

their merchandise. Although reportedly fired

in five places at once the church escaped much

damage, and one imagines that it provided

temporary shelter to the townspeople for many

months. A plea was made to the Queen for


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some timber from the royal estates to rebuild

the town. Much of the town layout was altered;

the parallel ‘Lokes’ south of the Market Place

may be early attempts at town planning. Sir

William Paston used the opportunity to buy up

several acres of scorched land at a cheap rate.

There he built his famous School.

The Paston School

Sir William Paston opened his free Grammar

School in 1606 for “the training, instructing

and bringing up of youth in good manners,

many a fine scholar, including Archbishop

Tenison, who crowned Queen Anne & George I.

The School is now part of a Sixth Form College

for the local area, and the founder’s elaborate

tomb, which he himself had built before he

died, can be seen inside the Parish Church. An

interesting footnote is that in the early part of

the 20th century an archaeological dig found

within the grounds of the school, foundations

of what were thought to be a small monastery,

perhaps the town’s cell of the Abbey of St

Benet’s.

The Market Cross

The Market Place provided a place where local

traders could sell their produce, livestock, meats,

and of course the wool and famous cloths. Many

of the narrower shops in the Market Place still

occupy their ancient plots, in multiples of seven

feet, huddled tightly against the ‘foreland’ of

the churchyard. The meat markets were in an

area known as ‘The Shambles’, mostly lost in the

learning and the true fear, service and worship

of almighty God whereby they might become

good and profitable members in the Church

and Commonwealth”. The school grew until the

Civil War when the last of the Paston family gave

it up, and a rescue bid was made to preserve it.

A new School House was built in 1765, the one

seen today, and a new start was made. Shortly

after in 1769, brothers William and Horatio

Nelson came to the school as boarders, and

from here, in March 1771, a young Horatio

set out on his legendary career. In addition

to Admiral Lord Nelson, the school can boast

great fire but remembered today in buildings

known as ‘The Butchery’. In the mid thirteenth

century Walsham was given by Royal Charter

of Henry III the right to hold a weekly market.

A plot in the market wasn’t free, and the rent

was collected in ‘The Old Tollhouse’. The Market

Rental Book of 1391 states that the cross fixed

the site of the market as being a place where

‘buyers and sellers could lawfully congregate’.

This was probably a stone post with the

tollhouse located close by. As the market

prospered, it was found necessary to provide


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North Walsham Market Cross

in the 1950s.

Photo by Fred Mace

a larger tollhouse, and a new market ‘cross’ was

built.

This cross was started in 1550 during the reign

of Edward VI by Bishop Thirlby of Norwich but

doesn’t seem to have been completed until

1555. The Great Fire of 1600 destroyed this

building along with the Market, but it was

rebuilt by Bishop Redman in 1602 to an unusual

design. A one handed clock was acquired

from Worstead Hall in 1787

and in 1855 its owners, the

Ecclesiastical Commissioners,

formally presented the Market

Cross to the town. A minute

hand was added to the clock

the following year. In 1899

funds from the North Walsham

Steeplechase were used to

buy a new chiming clock.

During the second world war

the weathervane was blown

off when a bomb exploded

close by. The cross has been

restored several times, the

latest being in 1984 when the

old roof covering was replaced

and the clock restored into

working order. A piece of

ancient oak which was removed from the cross

at this time was locally carved and fashioned

as a representation of the head of Christ then

presented to the people of our twin town of

Friesenried in Bavaria. North Walsham’s famous

Market Cross is both a National Monument and

a Grade I listed building.

The weekly market has been the heartbeat of our town since the charter was granted by Henry III over 700 years ago.


Petticoat Lane

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The Pubs of North Walsham

The pubs of North Walsham

The Cross Keys (1709-1794)

The Dukes Head (1794-1965)

(1.5 miles)

Cat’s Pit Lane

Malthouse Loke

(Northfield Road)

The Orchard Gardens

(1856 - today)

The Wherry (1834-1965)

(1.5 miles)

Swafield Lane

The Blue Bell (1794-today)

(1mile)

(Bacton Road)

Reeves Lane

(Mundesley Road)

The Cock Inn

(1794-1966)

The Anchor

(1836-1961)

(1 mile)

Rose & Crown

(1883-1904)

Tannery Lane

Queen Victoria

(1847-?)

Hall Lane

The Dog Inn

(1794-1892)

(Back Street)

North Street

Theatre Street

(Vicarage Street)

The Lord Nelson (II)

(??-1985)

The Horseshoes

(1865-1906)

Lower Street

The Lord Nelson (I)

(1830-??)

The Ship

(1836-1872)

Market Tavern

(2013-today)

The Rising Sun

(1854-1968)

The White Swan

(1794-today)

The Buck

(1794-1971)

Church Gate

(Church Street)

Antingham Lane

Church

Maid’s Head

(1799 -1853)

(Cromer Road)

Market Street

New Road

The Mitre (1856-1892)

Market Place

Old Bear

(1792-1967)

The White Horse (2 miles)

The Wheelwright’s Arms (2 miles)

The Oaks

(Demolished)

(Aylsham Road)

Felmingham Lane

Angel Hotel

(1794-1986)

Cross Keys

(1785-1973)

Black Swan Loke

White Lion Loke

(Bank Loke)

The White Lion

(1794-1864)

King Street

(King’s Arms Street)

Yarmouth Road

Paston

College

(Grammar School Road)

Free School Road

The King’s Arms

(1794-today)

(Park Lane)

The Feathers

(1794-today)

Black Swan

(1794-today)

Scarborough

Hill House

(1.5 miles)

Turnpike Gate

(1845 - 1863)

(.5 mile)

Bull Inn (1856-1971)


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What started as a bit of fun has turned into a major construction project, that is attracting a lot of

interest in town, and rekindling distant memories. The model, which is about one square metre

in size is hoped to be complete by summer 2019, when it will become a permanent exhibit at the

North Walsham Heritage and Information Centre on Vicarage Street. Coincidentally, the Heritage

Centre is located adjacent to St Nicholas’ Court Precinct, which was built directly on the site of the

old Ship yard.

Ship Yard in the 1950s. Photo contributed by Jane Gay.

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North Walsham Heritage Group

North Walsham Heritage Group was formed about 5

years ago by representatives from Regenerate North

Walsham CIC, the Town Council, businesses and the

other historical organisations to work together to

finally provide the town with a small museum, awaited

for many decades.

Its volunteers’ aims are to preserve the heritage of

North Walsham and the surrounding area and to make

archive materials, documents and objects available to

the general public for general interest and research

purposes.

The group’s Heritage Centre opened in June 2018 at

M.i. North Walsham in Vicarage Street. Within this are

display panels featuring key periods, industries and

personalities from the town’s 1,600 year history and

display cases featuring local objects. One of the oldest

objects on display is the town’s Newsham fire engine dating from around 1725. A series of quiz

sheets and activities are available for both young and older visitors.

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The North Walsham & District Community Archive

The North Walsham & District Community

Archive was formally launched on the 5th

June 2007. It was a joint project between

the Norfolk County Council Cultural

Services Departments of Adult Education,

Libraries and Museums working in

conjunction with the existing Archives.

However we now host our own website

which is available not only for the people

of North Walsham and the surrounding

villages but anybody worldwide with a

wish to find out more about the area.

Meetings of the local group will normally be held at The White Swan Public House, Church Street,

North Walsham. Attendance at the meetings isn’t essential for adding contributions to the archive.

Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings - if you have just one photo or memorabilia of

the area do drop in if you would like to share them. We are also interested in photographs of the

villages around North Walsham which can be added to the archive.

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Historic Plaques around the Town Centre

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4 5 6

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TOWN COUNCIL

& NNCT OFFICES

up to 1600. The union grew to become the

National Union of Agricultural & Allied Workers

with 2,900 branches and 100 000 members.

He had no schooling and was taught to read

by his wife. He became a county councillor in

1906, a Member of Parliament for South Norfolk

by 1920 and was knighted in 1930. Sir George

Edwards, MP, OBE, died on December 7th 1933

and is buried in Fakenham. A special staircase

was built at the rear of the Angel to allow them

to reach the meeting room without going

through the bar. On May lst 1982 the Union

merged with the Transport & General Workers

Union within which was a new trade group

for the Agricultural and Allied Membership.

In March 2001, Bill Morris, the then General

Secretary of TGWU visited North Walsham to

unveil a plaque in Edwards’ memory.

In 2005 to mark Rotary’s centenary, North

Walsham Rotarians, led by President Derrick

Hankin created a town trail of 11 plaques

identifying places of interest and people of

significance in the history of our town.

The plaques are numbered as they appear on

the map.

1. Angel Hotel, Aylsham Road.

(now Angel Court.)

It was in the back room of the Angel Hotel,

which stood on this site, that George Edwards

founded the Eastern Counties Agricultural

Labourers’ & Smallholders’ Union on July 20th

1906. Born at Marsham in 1850, he began work

as a crow-scarer and in the 1890s was active in

local Union affairs. A General Election in 1906

saw the Tories soundly beaten by the Liberals

and Tory landowners sacked many farmworkers

suspected of having radical views which led to

George Edwards being approached to form a

Union. Over the ensuing months he organized

80 meetings which brought the membership

2. Scarburgh House, Market Street

The Skarburgh (there are several spellings

recorded) family are first recorded in the area as

early as 1447 and by 1572 were well established

land owners. In 1605 Henry was first to be

designated as “Henry Scarburgh, Gentleman

of North Walsham”. The family coat of arms is

displayed to this day on the outer wall of the

house. This Henry had four sons, Edmund,

Henry, Samuel and John. Edmund was the

father of Charles Scarburgh born c1616 who

remained in England when his father emigrated


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to Eastern Shore, Virginia. This line of the family

is well documented to the present. Charles

Scarburgh held many positions of honour

under the Crown. A master of Caius College,

Cambridge, in 1639 and later a fellow in 1646.

He was Doctor of Physics at Merton College,

Oxford, and Court Physician to Charles II, James

II and William III. He was an MP and knighted in

1669. Samuel Pepys mentions him many times

in his diaries. He was also one of the greatest

mathematicians of his time and the author of

several mathematical treatises. He died on

February 26th 1694 and is buried in Cranford,

Middlesex.

After several changes of ownership the building

became part of the North Walsham High School

for Girls early in the 20th Century. Alumni

include Rt. Hon Gillian Shephard, cabinet

minister in the 1990s including being Secretary

of State for Education and Employment. In 1984

the Girls High School joined with the Paston

School to become Paston Sixth Form College.

3. The Town Stocks, Market Street.

The evidence for the stocks is in an ink and

watercolour drawing by E. Pocock (1846-1905).

He was most prolific just before the turn of the

19th century but the scene would have been

of a period long before that, as his specialty

was for copying older paintings. There are two

similar views, one in oils on which this sketch

may have been modelled. The site is now built

over by the single storey extension toThe

Feathers” Public House.

3a. North Walsham - Dilham Canal

On 14 September 1811 a meeting was held

at the Kings Arms Hotel Inn, North Walsham

under the chairmanship of John Millington of

Hammersmith, where the decision was made

to construct a canal from Wayford Bridge to

Antingham Ponds in the county of Norfolk.

Parliament was petitioned and the bill received

Royal Assent on 5 May the following year. Due

to problems with local landowners it was not

until 1824 that it went ahead and under the

direction of Mr Millington work started on 5

April 1825. 60 navvies known as “Bedfordshire

Bankers” completed the work, including

the locks in the remarkably short time of 18

months, the first wherries sailing up the canal

in the summer of 1826. Unfortunately the

commercial success of the canal was short lived

due to the advent of the railways later in the

century and the canal fell into disuse finally in

1935. The North Walsham and Dilham Canal

Trust was formed in 2008 and with the help

of many willing volunteers is restoring the

canal for leisure use by canoeists, fishermen,

bird watchers etc., and for the pleasure of the

residents of North Walsham, visitors and people

in the surrounding parishes. This plaque is

situated on the wall of the Kings Arms Hotel.

4. Admiral Nelson, Paston College,

Grammar School Road.

The great popular hero and first commoner

to be afforded a state funeral. “Horace” Nelson

was born at Burnham Thorpe in 1758. He was

proud of his Norfolk origins, “I am a Norfolk man

and glory in being so” he wrote. He recruited


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many of his crew of his favourite command,

Agamemnon, from North Norfolk. After

attending a number of schools, at the age of 10,

along with his brother William, he transferred

to the Paston School with the promise of a

firm grounding in Latin and Greek. A relic of

Nelson’s schooldays is preserved at the College:

a brick from the school wall with the initials

“H.N.”. Nelson’s school room is preserved as

it was in his day and he features in the school

song, written in 1907. In early 1771 he joined

his uncle’s ship the Raisonable, and so began a

career in the Royal Navy.

5. Cornish & Gaymer, Grammar

School Road.

This business was remarkable in its day that by

1880 they were employing more than 200 men

in joinery, masonry and other detailed work.

Another 800 men worked on sites further afield.

Robinson Cornish of Knapton was listed in 1858

as a builder & ecclesiastical carver. In 1877 he

joined forces with John Gaymer. The works were

situated in the Norwich Road adjacent to the

Railway station (where the Canneries stood).

Their most famous carver was Charles Simpson

who was born in North Walsham in 1856. His first

piece of work, when only 16, was his carving on

the altar in the parish church. Other examples of

his work are to be found in Norwich Cathedral,

Durham Cathedral, Winchester College Chapel

and a host of other Churches and mansions in

this country and abroad. He spent his working

life with this company.

6. Sir WiIliam Paston, Market Place

Born 1528 of the distinguished Norfolk family,

well known for the Paston Letters describing

life during the Wars of the Roses. Educated at

Gonville Hall, Cambridge, he became one of

the richest men in Norfolk. Following the “Great

Fire” of 1600 which destroyed much of our

flourishing town he bought land in the centre

of the town and founded a school for boys.

The school was for the “training, instructing,

and bringing up youth in good manners,

learning and true fear, service and worship of

Almighty God”. During the ensuing 400 years

the school has changed a great deal reflecting

the changing times. Today it is a flourishing

sixth form college. Famous alumni include

Horatio Nelson, Archbishop Thomas Tenison

and Admiral William Hoste. Sir William Paston

died in 1610 and his magnificent tomb can be

seen in St Nicholas Church.

7. Thomas Dix, Vicarage Street.

Thomas Dix of Brentnall House is best known for

his finely engraved maps that were completed

and published after his death in “A Complete

Atlas of the English Counties” 1882. The Norfolk

map with a view of Cromer Church is a good

example. He was a surveyor and is remembered

for his school books of which his “Treatise on

Land Surveying” reached seven editions. It is

believed that Dix had an Academy here - in July

1803 there was an advertisement in the Norfolk

Mercury for what appears to be a boarding

school, terms 20gns a year. He was certainly a

master at the “North Walsham Academy” as he

mentions it in two of his books in 1808 and

1810.

8. Fisher Theatre, Vicarage Street.

The Fisher Theatre, built on the site of an earlier

barn which served as a theatre, was opened

on May 6th 1828. The Fishers were a very

active theatrical family. David Fisher joined

William Scragg’s Company of Comedians and,

on William’s death in 1808, formed his own

company and proceeded to build 12 theatres

with North Walsham being the last. The theatre,


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built at a cost of £1,800, initially enjoyed great

popularity and local gentry could have bespoke

performances. In 1845 the theatre was sold for

£400 and became the National School until the

Board School was opened in Manor Road in

1874. The Fisher Theatre is now home to Wilco.

9. James Empson, North Street.

The first meeting place for the Quakers in North

Walsham was established in 1692 but was

burned down in 1750. James Empson, a rich

miller of Southrepps and North Walsham, gave

land for a new Meeting House on the Mundesley

Road just past the end of the by-pass and was

completed in 1772. He also endowed Empson

house to Quaker Charities. The estate was sold

in 1929 for eight hundred and twelve pounds

ten shillings and five pence - the proceeds

invested in charitable funds. During the 17th

century Quakers were regularly persecuted

and many were thrown into Norwich Gaol

including James Empson. There were so many

in the gaol that they often held their monthly

meetings there. He was a staunch supporter

of the Friends and they have profited through

the centuries from the bequests of land and

property which he left in trust to them.

10. Walter Pardon, The Orchard

Gardens, 50 MundesIey Road.

WaIter Pardon was one of England’s great

traditional singers. He lived all his life in the

cottage where he was born in 1914, in the

village of Knapton and spent all his working life

as a carpenter. In 1974 a tape of his singing was

received by the singer Peter Bellamy and this

led to him being recognised as an outstanding

singer of remarkable style and repertory. He

was subsequently recorded for a number of

LP’s. and appeared in folk clubs and festivals,

including the one held at the Smithsonian

Institute of Folklife in Washington DC in 1976.

Up until this time he only sang at home and

in his “local”, the Orchard Garden Public house

which still continues a reputation for musical

performances. Four LPs were recorded and

released between 1975 and 1983 which

helped to prove WaIter’s standing as a giant

of the English folk scene. He died in 1996 and

remains an important source of inspiration for

folk performers, his understated singing style

was ideal to showcase the best qualities of his

wide, varied and sometimes unique repertoire

- underlying his tombstone epitaph as a

craftsman singer.

The project - a thank you.

This project with its plaques and accompanying

town trail leaflet was funded through the

generosity of Action Signs, The North Walsham

Amenity Society, The North Walsham Historical

Society, Broadland Travel, Nigel Horner-Glister,

Charles Horner-Glister, James Horner-Glister, the

North Walsham Rotary Club, Lovewell Blake and

John Cutting.


Photo Gallery 101

A History in Photographs

A small selection of historic North Walsham photographs from the North Walsham & District

Community Archive collection.

North Walsham Market Place in the late 1800s

North Walsham Market Place 1930s (old postcard)


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Photo Gallery 103

View from the church tower in 1939 (Photo: R. E. R. Ling)

North Walsham Market Place in the 1950s (Photo: Les Edwards)


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North Walsham Market Street in the late 1800s

North Walsham Market Street early 1900s (old postcard)


Photo Gallery 105

Jack Hall outside G Moore bootmakers on Mundesley Road (Photo: Margaret Goldsmith)

Marjoram outfitters in North Walsham Market Place.


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Photo Gallery 107

Jack Hewitt outside his Saddler’s Shop on Church Plain c1960 (Photo: Fred Mace)

A. E. Porter, watchmaker & jeweller in Market Street


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The Market Place decorated for Victory in the Boer War 1902

King George V Coronation June 1911 (Photo: Linda Hallatt)


Photo Gallery 109

Drinking fountain presentation 1912 (Photo: Mrs Bradfield)

King George V Silver Jubilee 1935 (Photo: Mrs Dalliston)


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Photo Gallery 111

Palmers Butchers, Market Street (Photo: Alison Oliver).

Barkers in North Walsham Market Place. 1930s (Photo: Les Edwards)


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Dan Mount flushing the Market Place

surface drain 1912

Bruff Hewitt and Dan Mount

flushing the Market Place

surface drain 1912

Weslyan Chapel, Church Street, late 1800s

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Photo Gallery 113

F. H. Chittock in Ship Yard Barkers in The Butchery

(Pauline Shulver)

D. M. Amiss Printer

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The Black Swan 1890

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A North Walsham History in Streets

The history of any town is woven into its street (and place) names, North Walsham is no different. Some

names are ancient and we can only explore possible origins, others are more modern and in living memory

or recorded somewhere. With the help of the North Walsham & District Community Archive Facebook group

members we have compiled a guide to all the street/place names in the town and their probable origins.

Also included are a selection of lovely old photographs from the North Walsham Archives taken in the

late 1950s and early 1960s by local photographer Fred Mace.

Abby Court

Possibly named after St Benet’s

Abbey and its connection with

St Nicholas Church but why

‘Abby” not “Abbey”.

Acacia Drive

Named after the Acacia tree

that grew (and still grows) in

the garden of #2.

Acorn Road

Woodland trees.

Alder Close

Woodland trees.

Anchor Road

Named after the Anchor pub

on Spa Common.

Angel Court

Named after the Angel pub

where the farmworkers’

union was formed (Sir George

Edwards).

Angel Drive

Is the approach to the old

Football field named for the

‘Angels’ as the team were

known.

Antingham Drive

Originates from Mr C Plumbly’s

Antingham Lodge just next

door and its location on his

former business yard. Mr

Plumbly originated from

Antingham Hall on the main

Cromer Road.

Arnold Pitcher Close

Newsagent Arnold Pitcher,

who traded from Church

Street in the 1960s, lived on

this piece of land.

Ashfield Road

Historically refers to a field

with ash trees.

Aylsham Road

This road goes to Aylsham!

Thetown’ end of Aylsham

Road was previously known as

Angel Street and also Aylsham

Lane.

Bacton Road

This road leads to Bacton.

The town end was originally

known as Reeves Lane.

Originally in Anglo-Saxon

England the reeve was a

senior official with local

responsibilities under the

Crown, e.g., as the chief

magistrate of a town or

St Nicholas’ Parish Church

district. Subsequently, after

the Norman conquest, it

was an office held by a man

of lower rank, appointed as

manager of a manor and

overseer of the peasants.

Bainbridge Close

Named after Lorraine

Bainbridge. She was the

housing manager in North

Walsham before she sadly died

of cancer.

Baker Close

Named after the Baker

family who were people of

consequence in the town,

including Robert Baker (1774-

1858) who was the manager of

Gurney’s and Birbeck’s bank in

the Market Place


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Bank Loke

The loke behind Barclay’s

Bank which stood here for a

hundred years and closed in

early 2019.

Banningham Court

Probably named after the local

village of Banningham which

is on this side of town.

Barton Close

Named after Barton House

Farm previously there.

Bayes Court

Named after ‘Pongo’ Bayes,

local policeman and respected

player for North Walsham

Football Club.

Beatrice Close

Named after Beatrice Cork of

Cork builders in the town.

Beech Drive

Woodland trees.

Beechwood Close

Woodland trees.

Benets View

St Benet’s Abbey, mediæval

patrons of North Walsham

parish church.

Bacton Road

Birds Road

Named after Basil Bird who

played for North Walsham

Football Club. This road was

built on the old football

ground.

Birch Close

Woodland trees.

Black Swan Loke

The loke behind the Black

Swan public house.

Bloom Court

Fred Bloom “Family” Butcher,

Bradfield Road

Chairman of NW UDC

and Town Council, School

Governor of most of North

Walsham Schools, Magistrate,

life long Methodist etc.

Bluebell Road

The road to Bluebell common

where the Bluebell pub still

stands.

Bradfield Close

Probably as this road spurs off

Bradfield Road.

Bradfield Road

The road to Bradfield and

named in 1842.

Brick Kiln Road

The site of the Brick Kiln

Clayworks on Manor Road,

between Brick Kiln Farm (was

No.12) & 16 Manor Road. The

clay pit pond is still there.

Bridge Court

Unknown. There was never a

bridge near here.

Brookes Drive

Named after Mr Brookes

owner of the Manor House in

woods now a care home.


A North Walsham History in Streets 119

Brunswick Close

Named after Brunswick House,

property of the Wooll family.

Burton Avenue

Mr Burton who farmed on

Norwich Road.

Burton Close

Mr Burton who farmed on

Norwich Road.

Buxton Road

Originally known as Gravel

Hole Loke. This road doesn’t

lead to Buxton and may have

more to do with the local

Buxton family name.

Campion Close

Named after Cassie Jackman

whose married name was

Campion when she won the

world squash title.

Cedar Court

Cedar Court because it was

built on part of the garden

belonging to The Cedars (later

the Council Offices).

Cherry Tree Lane

Is the oldest of the town’s “tree

names” being so named on the

tithe map of 1842. There used

Catspit Lane

Construction of Burton Avenue

to be a plant nursery on this

road with a cherry orchard.

Chestnut Avenue

This appears in keeping with

a cluster of roads named after

plants or trees.

Church Approach

The approach to the church!

Church Street

The street adjacent to the

church. Shown on the 1842

map of North Walsham as Buck

Street after The Buck public

house which stood there.

The Close

Just a close!

Cooper Road

Named in remembrance of

the Coopers, who were North

Walsham’s leading family. “Old

Captain Cooper” (Thomas

Cooper III) lived at The Oaks.

Corbett Road

Named after the Corbett

family. Frank Corbett owned

Scarborough Hill house in the

early 1900s.

Cornish Way

Named after one half of the

nationally famed ecclesiastical

builders in the town Cornish &

Gaymer.

Coronation Walk

Council house development

of 1953 built to commemorate

the Coronation of Elizabeth II.

Cosy Corner

One of a group of OAP

bungalows built on Millfield

Estate by North Walsham

Urban District Council in 1934.


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A North Walsham History in Streets 121

Cousens Close

Named after the whole

Cousens family who between

them served over 250 years

in North Walsham Canning

Factory and its subsequent

titles.

Cradle Wood Road

Named after Cradle Hill

Plantation which is a small

remnant of medieval forest

which stretched northwards

from the town, and provided

the food for the 124 swine

listed under North Walsham’s

manors in the Domesday Book

of 1086.

Cromer Road

Goes to Cromer. Originally

known as Antingham Lane.

Crow Road

Probably named after the

Crow(e) family who resided in

North Walsham in the 1700s

and 1800s.

Currie Close

Named after James Mutrie

Currie, manager at North

Walsham Canneries on the

Norwich Road.

Debenne Road

Named after John Stephen

Debenne (1727-1807), a

peruke (wig) maker and

barber.

Dixon Road

Named after John Dixon

who lived in Tudor House,

on Grammar School Road,

a well-known businessman

and a leading light in the

community, proprietor of

North Walsham Picturedrome,

manager of North Walsham

Church Street

Cromer Road

gas works and church organist

amongst other things!

Douglas Bader Close

Named after Group Captain Sir

Douglas Robert Steuart Bader,

CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, DL,

FRAeS who was a Royal Air

Force flying ace during the

Second World War.

Duncan Way

Named after Albert Anderson

Duncan of Duncan Canneries

which started on New Road

before moving premises to the

Norwich Road.

Durrell Way

Named after Mr Joseph Durrell

who bought the Norwich Road

tower mill in 1857.

Ellinor Road

Ellinor was the wife of Mr E. B.

LeGrice who owned LeGrice

plant nursery.

Ewing Road

Named after Thomas Ewing

owner of the Norwich Road

red brick tower mill in the

1800s.


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A North Walsham History in Streets 123

Fairview Road

Possibly just referring to the

beautiful view from this area.

Fairstead Close

The name ‘Fairstead’ originates

from Old English, meaning ‘fair

place’. Fair (fæger) meaning

fair, beautiful or pleasant.

Farman Avenue

The renowned thatchers who

operated from North Walsham.

Farm View

Possibly referring to this area

having a view of a farm!

Fenn Close

Named after Mr Fenn, General

Manager for HP Smedley

canning factory, which stood

in this location, and editor of

the North East Norfolk church

magazine.

Fern Drive

Another botanical name.

Field Lane

A very old name which has

remained unchanged in

local records. The name is

suggestive of one of the large,

open field systems of feudal

Grove Road

times. This led to Hagg Loke,

now just a rough track.

Field View

Overlooks a field!

Folgate Road

One of the many ‘gates’

around the town (Marshgate,

Briggate, Lyngate etc), where

gate is derived from Norse

(gata) meaning a road and ‘fol’

meaning a gate or fold. Here

the lord of the manor set up

a gate or pen and his tenants

were required to put their

sheep in to fertilise his land.

Field View

Foundry Court

Named after the garage which

stood in this location for many

years.

Foxglove Close

Another botanical name.

Fuller Road

Named after local

businessman G. B. Fuller who

was also involved with St John

Ambulance. This was originally

known as Buxton Road and

what is now Buxton Road was

Gravel Hole Loke.

Furze Hill Drive

Furze is another name

for gorse. This area of the

Happisburgh Road is known as

Furze Hill.

Garden Close

Just named after the garden

previously here we believe.

Garden Court

Just named after the garden

previously here we believe.

Gaymer’s Way

Named after one half of the

nationally famed ecclesiastical

builders in the town Cornish &

Gaymer.


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Gigli Close

Named after Terry Gigli a

stalwart of North Walsham

Football Club.

Glaven Close

Probably named after the

North Norfolk river Glaven.

Glebe Court

Glebe (also known as church

furlong, rectory manor or

parson’s close(s)) is an area of

land within an ecclesiastical

parish used to support a parish

priest.

Gooch Close

Named after Edwin Gooch, a

former MP for North Norfolk.

Grammar School Road

The Road where Paston

Grammar School (now Paston

College) stands.

Grange Court

Built on the old tennis courts

which belonged to the

neighbouring large house; The

Grange.

Grange Mews

Built with views of the

neighbouring large house; The

Grange.

Greens Road

Grammar School Road

The Green

Just a green area!

Greens Road

Named after the Green family

who farmed Bradmore farm

whose land adjoined.

Greenway Close

Named after Captain

Greenway who lived in “Lower

House”, the large home that

stood in this area until the

early 1960s. Between 1914-

1919 it was a Red Cross

Voluntary Aid Hospital.

Grove Road

The road is adjacent to the

large old house which stood

on Hall Lane called “Beech

Grove”.

Hadfield Road

Named after the garden centre

which used to operate here

before moving to the outskirts

of North Walsham on the

Yarmouth Road.

Hall Lane

An ancient highway

whose name has remained

unchanged since tithe days.

Its name was probably taken

from the hall, which on

account of an adjoining field

name “Dove House Piece” is

thought to have been the site

of the farmhouse at Manor

Farm. (see Manor Road.)

Hamilton Close

Named after Lady Hamilton

(1765-1815) English model

and actress, mistress of Lord

Nelson.

Hamlet Close

Named after Hamlet House

which originally stood here.


A North Walsham History in Streets 125

Hannant Road

Was named by the late Charles

Plumbly, developer, after

his old friend the late ‘Eddie’

Hannant, the founder of

Hannants’ Garage on Bacton

Road.

Happisburgh Road

The road to Happisburgh.

Harbord Close

Named after Doris Harbord

who owned Gunton Estate

and died in 1979.

Hardy Close

Named after Sir Thomas Hardy

who served as flag captain

to Admiral Lord Nelson, and

commanded HMS Victory at

the Battle of Trafalgar.

Harmer Close

Named after Eric Harmer,

member of North Walsham

Urban District Council and

Town Council, EDP reporter

and churchwarden.

Harvey Drive

Possibly named after the

adjoining Lyngate Road which

was previously known to locals

as Harvey Lane.

Hall Lane

Haynes Court

Named after Larry Haynes,

North Walsham Urban District

Council Surveyor.

Hazell Road

Named after the former local

Labour MP.

Headley Drive

Named after Dr Headley who

used to practise in North

Walsham.

Heath Road

Recalls the medieval forest

which swept across the south

Happisburgh Road

side of the town. In 1842 it

was called Piper’s Pit Lane,

from Piper’s Pit which lay to

the south of the road, just past

Heath Farm.

Hipperson Close

Named after Cecil Hipperson,

member of North Walsham

Urban District Council and

Town Council and Town Mayor.

Holgate Road

One of the many ‘gates’

around the town, where gate

is derived from Norse (gata)

meaning a road and ‘hol’ is an

old name for a ditch. Hence

Holgate means a hollow way

gulled or washed out by water.

The Hollies

Anglo-Saxon name Hollies

comes from when the family

resided near a field of holly,

being derived from the word

for holly in the language of the

time. The Old English word for

holly is holegn, holei or holen.

Hollybush Road

Another botanical name.

Honeysuckle Close

Another botanical name.


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Hornbeam Road

Two old hornbeams stood

here in front of North Walsham

canning factory and were

removed to make way for the

housing development behind.

Howard Court

Named after Howards Garage

which originally stood there

Howlett Close

Named after Lenny Howlett,

former Mayor of North

Walsham.

Juler Close

Named after the town’s

leading clock makers,

including John Juler and

George Juler.

Kemp Road

Named after David Kemp,

well loved employee of North

Walsham Canning Factory.

Kendall Close

Named after Mr Kendall,

Counsellor at Law who

married the last Scarburgh of

North Walsham, an heiress,

Mary, and lived in the mansion

which has become the Girls’

High School.

Kings Arms Street

Kingsway

Ketts Road

Named after Norfolk’s

other rebel, Robert Kett of

Wymondham and the Kett

Rebellion of 1549.

Kimberley Road

Possibly named after Lord

Wodehouse , Earl of Kimberley

who owned and lived in

Witton Hall before its demise

and eventual demolition.

Also, as these houses were

built around 1900 this could

recognise the lifting of the

Boer siege of Kimberley in

South Africa.

Kings Arms Court

See Kings Arms Street.

Kings Arms Street

The street adjacent to The

King’s Arms hotel.

Kings Close

Named after the King family

whose garage stood on

the site known as Hall Lane

Garage.

Kingsway

Council house development

of 1953 built to commemorate

the Coronation of Elizabeth II.

Laburnum Road

The houses on this road all had

Laburnham trees in the front

garden when first established.

Laundry Loke

This was the site of the North

Walsham Steam Laundry

which opened in 1900, burned

down and rebuilt in 1906. It

became ‘Lavender Linen’ in

1977, became ‘Initial Linen

Services’ around 2000 and

finally closed down in 2006,

demolished a few years later.

The Lea

A Lea is an open area of grassy

or arable land.


128 North Walsham Town Guide

LeGrice Crescent

Named after LeGrice Rose

Nurseries which once

operated here before moving

to their Norwich Road

premises.

Lime Tree Road

Named after the lime trees in

the garden of Lime Tree House.

Linford Court

Named after Herbert Linford,

North Walsham town

councillor 1984-1985.

Link Road

Just a link road which links

Cromer Road to Bradfield

Road.

Litester Close

Named after John/Geoffrey

Litester (Lyster/Lister), a

Felmingham man who was

leader of the Peasants’ Revolt

of 1381. He was captured at

North Walsham, then hung,

drawn and quartered.

Little London Lane

Possibly a modern English

version of the Anglo Saxon

word “Utlenden” used to

describe strangers, foreigners,

Britons or Welshman which

sounds very much like Little

Lyngate Road

Kings Arms Street

London and could have been

widely recognised throughout

the counties of England.

When written down in the

Middle Ages by the local

scribes, it would have become

Litillondon.

Loads Buildings

Named after Mr Loads who

owned the draper’s shop and

funded building the Roman

Catholic church.

Long Barrow Drive

Misleadingly named, as the

play area mound is not a

longbarrow but is a modern

protection of the traces of a

buried Bronze Age ring ditch.

Louis Arthur Court

Named after Prince Louis

of Cambridge, third and

youngest child and second

son of Prince William, Duke

of Cambridge, and Catherine,

Duchess of Cambridge born

the year construction of Louis

Arthur Court began.

Lynfield Road

Derives from Lyngate Manor

(see Lyngate Road), and more

particularly from Lindgate

Field which is mentioned in

a record of 1459. It is unclear

whether ‘Lyn’ derives from

river or from flax, which was

once an important industry in

town.

Lyngate Gardens

See Lyngate Road.

Lyngate Road

A very early North Walsham

name, reminiscent of Lyngate

Manor which was part of the

town and separately recorded

in the Domesday Book of 1086.


A North Walsham History in Streets 129

Manor Court

Just off Manor Road.

Manor Road

Takes its name from Manor

Farm (see Hall Lane) which

is likely mentioned in the

Domesday Book of 1086.

Sometimes the road has been

called Hall Lane, which it now

continues.

Marjoram Close

Named after Fred Marjoram

who owned the outfitters in

the Market Place familiar to

generations of Pastonians.

Market Cross Mews

A mews is a row or street of

houses or flats that have been

converted from stables. These

ones face the Market Cross.

Market Place

The place where the market

has been held since records

began in 1391.

Market Street

The is the street which leads to

the market place.

Marshgate

One of the many ‘gates’

North Walsham Market Place

around the town, where gate

is derived from Norse (gata)

meaning a road. The way to

the marshes is a very old route

in North Walsham and was so

called in late medieval times.

Masters Court

Possibly named after John

Edward Masters who was

involved in the development

of the Community Centre

or J. E. (Ted) Masters, North

Walsham Mayor 1983-1984.

Market Street

Maybank

Takes its name from Mayfield

Way, which it adjoins.

Mayfield Way

The name was inspired by

the beauty of the May trees

(Hawthorn), in full blossom,

which surrounded the field

in the early stages of its

development by Mace Bros.

Meadow Close

It is assumed it was named

after its former land use – like

its neighbours Garden Close

and Orchard Close.

Melbourne Road

Named after the mansion,

Melbourne House, on Bacton

Road. It is said that Melbourne

House got its name from the

fact it was built with monies

earned during the Australian

Gold Rush of the 1850s/60s.

Midland Road

This is the yard for the old

Midland & Great Northern

Railway Station.


130 North Walsham Town Guide

Millard Close

Possibly named after Phillip

Millard, a local clerk to the

magistrates in the 1800s.

Mill Road

This is where Youngman’s Mill

once stood.

Millfield Road

Named after the mill which

stood adjacent to the top of

Millfield Road on the Norwich

Road.

Mitre Tavern Yard

Named after the Mitre Tavern

public house which once

stood here.

Morris Road

Named after Wilfred Morris,

former Urban District Council

surveyor.

Morrison Close

Named after the late Henry

Morrison, Medical Officer of

Health to the Urban District

Council, who died in 1948.

Mundesley Road

The road to Mundesley

although the town end was

once known as Nelson Street

Mundesley Road

(after the Nelson pub which

stood there) and further out

known as Swafield Road.

Nelson Road

Named after Admiral Lord

Nelson who attended Paston

Grammar School (1768 -1771)

with his brother William.

William stayed for a further

three years after his brother

left.

Nelson Way

See Nelson Road.

Mitre Tavern Yard

New Road

This road was new in 1790!

It ran east from Smith’s

Corner for about 100 metres,

then ran south-east to meet

Happisburgh Road.

T. H. Cooper of The Oaks had

it moved, as it crossed his

paddock, so it runs east to

meet Pound Road.

Norfolkman Drive

Probably named after the train

because of its location near

the now removed Antingham

Road Junction and the cut

as they were known in the

days of the M&GN and LNER

railways.

North Street

A very old street which

probably acquired its name as

it ran north from the church.

Northfield Road

Originally known as Catchpit

Lane (or Cats Pit Lane). The

origin of the name is not

officially known but assumed

to be the pit that caught the

water from the drains which

ran away from the town

centre. Catchpit was a late


A North Walsham History in Streets 131

medieval and early modern

term for a soakaway.

Northmead Drive

Named by its developers

after Northfield Road nearby.

Possibly derived from “North

Meadow”.

Norwich Road

The road to Norwich.

Nursery Drive

The drive down to the old

LeGrice nurseries.

Oak Close

See “Oak Road”.

Oak Road

Possibly named after the Oaks

house and estate which used

to stand where North Walsham

Memorial Park is now or

maybe just a notable oak tree

stood here.

Oaklands Park

Anglo-Saxon for ‘land

abounding in oak trees’.

Old Bear Court

The court behind the Old

Bear public house & stores on

Market Street.

North Street

Park Lane

Orchard Close

Once the site of an orchard.

Osborne Close

Named after Harold Osborne,

former North Walsham Town

Councillor.

Page Close

Named after Dr Page, general

practitioner and local

historian.

Park Avenue

This was the location of the

people’s park until it moved

across the road in the 1940s

to, what had been until then,

the ground of the Oaks estate

to make way for housing

development which is now

know as Park Estate.

Park Court

Built where Park Hall originally

stood, where Duncan

Industries operated from.

Park Lane

As late as 1886 this road was

called Pitticoat Lane. Possibly

renamed due to the park-like

appearance of “The Lawns”

(later the High School) whose

gardens ran back to the Lane,

and which featured in many an

early postcard.

Patch Meadow

Probably originally just a

meadow or patch of grass.

Pellew Place

Named after Claughton

Pellew (1890-1966), a reclusive

painter and wood engraver of

prodigious talent who lived

and worked in obscurity at

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Petre Close

Named after the Petre family

who owned Westwick estate

until the early 1900s.

Pickford Close

Named after ‘Percy’ Pickford,

once headmaster of Paston

Grammar School.

Plantation Road

A plantation is the large-scale

estate meant for farming that

specializes in cash crops.

Plumbly Close

Named after the farmer who

owned the land these houses

were built on.

Pope’s Passage

Named after William Pope and

his wife (a milliner). Draper,

hatter, auctioneer of windmills

and postmaster who ran the

shop next door.

Poppy Close

Another botanical name.

Pound Road

Named after the livestock

pound which stood at the

Manor Road end of this road.

Preston Road

Possibly named after Sir

J. H. Preston, magistrate

Recreation Road

Oak Road

and principal landowner at

Smallburgh.

Princes Street

Council house development

of 1953 built to commemorate

the Coronation of Elizabeth II.

Primrose Walk

This appears in keeping with

a cluster of roads named after

plants.

Queensway

Council house development

of 1953 built to commemorate

the Coronation of Elizabeth II.

Rayna Loke

Named after North Walsham

Town Councillor Peter Rayna.

1988-1989.

Randell Close

Named after Mr Tony Randell,

second son of Frank Randell,

the proprietor of F. Randell

Ironmonger in North Walsham

Market Place.

Recreation Road

There once stood a recreation

ground on this land.

Redman Road

Named after Bishop Redman

who was responsible for

rebuilding North Walsham

Market Cross in 1602 after the

great fire.

Reeves Court

Reeves Court takes its name

from Reeves Lane which was

the old name for Bacton Road

(see Bacton Road.) While there

were people of the name of

Reeve living in North Walsham,

it is thought that the name

more probably comes from

the Manor Court official who

went by that name and lived


134 North Walsham Town Guide

in this area. This area was

originally Dog Yard, named

after the public house which

stood here.

Regents Court

1992 development named

royally in keeping with the

adjoining 1953 estate.

Rosewood

Another botanical name.

Roper Way

Named after Leonard Roper,

a craftsman at Cornish &

Gaymer’s as well as at Foulser,

Roper & Self.

Royston Green

Was named after Royston

Bridge on the north-eastern

boundary of the town.

Royston is a corruption of the

earlier name ‘Oystern.’

Rye Close

This name is taken from one

of North Walsham’s oldest

families. The Norfolk historian

& author Walter Rye (1843-

1929) traced his family back to

North Walsham to the 1560s

when the family moved here

from Smallburgh.

Dog Yard (now Reeves Court)

Spenser Avenue

Sadlers Way

This road is the route to

Sadlers Hill Woods.

Sampson Road

Named after Miss Rebecca J.

Sampson, long serving matron

at the Cottage Hospital from

its opening in 1924 until she

retired in 1952. She also gave

her name to Rebecca House.

Saxon Court

Probably recognising the

Saxon origins of the town.

St Benet’s Avenue

Named after St Benet’s Abbey

and its connection with St

Nicholas Church.

St Marys Way

Recognising the original name

of the parish church being

dedicated to the Blessed Virgin

Mary before the Reformation

in the 16th century when the

church became the St Nicholas

we know today.

St Nicholas Court

Takes its name from the saint

to which the later church was

dedicated. The Court was

formerly part of Ship Yard, so

named after the Ship Public

House.

St Nicholas Road

Probably in recognition of our

parish church.

Sendall Road

Probably named after Maurice

Sendall who played for North

Walsham Football Club. This

road was built on the old

football ground.


A North Walsham History in Streets 135

Shepheard Close

Named after a well-known

local family.

Simpson Close

Named after famed

woodcarver Mr Charles

Simpson who worked for

Cornish & Gaymer ecclesiatical

builders.

Skeyton New Road

This road originally joined

the Skeyton Road as the road

out of North Walsham in that

direction until the railway

came and the road had to be

diverted up to near the Station

Road/Aylsham Road junction.

That railway has since been

removed and become part of

Weaver’s Way.

Skeyton Road

The road to Skeyton, it is one

of North Walsham’s ancient

roads. Tradition has it that it

was the main route to Norwich

before the advent of the

turnpike.

Skeyton Road

Skeyton View

This road looks out on

Skeyton, or at least it would if

the trees weren’t in the way!

Smedley Close

This recent addition to the

town is built on the land

originally occupied by HP

Smedley’s canning factory on

the Norwich Road which was

previously know as the North

Walsham Canning Factory.

Skeyton New Road

South Rise

The top end of Buxton Road,

originally known as Gravel

Hole Loke and, in 1842, as

Boylands Lane.

Spenser Avenue

Named after Henry De

Spenser, Bishop of Norwich,

who was able to raise enough

forces to drive the rebels from

Norwich to Bryants Heath

near North Walsham and on to

North Walsham parish church

in 1381 where they massacred

hundreds of peasants and

captured their leader, John

Litester, for public execution.

Spurdens Crescent

William Tylney Spurdens was

headmaster of Paston 1807-25,

and assistant curate of North

Walsham 1814, Felmingham

and Antingham 1815, Dilham

& Honing 1826-36, Worstead

1837-40. He also bought The

Oaks when Thomas Cooper

died.

Stanford Tuck Road

Named after Robert Stanford

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Stanley Road

Named after Neville Stanley,

North Walsham councillor and

dairy farmer at Melbourne

House which is adjacent to the

estate this road occupies.

Station Road

This road leads up to the

railway station. Before the

advent of the railway this

road, and Millfield Road, were

known as “The Loaks.”

Suffield Close

Named after the Lords Suffield

who owned the nearby

Gunton Estate.

Sunny Corner

One of a group of OAP

bungalows built on Millfield

Estate by North Walsham

Urban District Council in 1934.

Swafield Rise

This road overlooks the village

of Swafield.

Sycamore Close

Another botanical name.

Tenison Road

Named after Archbishop

Tenison, a Scholar at Paston

Vicarage Street (upper)

St Nicholas’ Court in the 1970s.

Grammar School, who

crowned Queen Anne &

George I.

The Terrace

A Georgian row of terraced

houses.

Thirlby Road

Named after Thomas Thirlby

(1506–1570), the first and

only bishop of Westminster

(1540–50), and afterwards

successively bishop of Norwich

(1550–54) responsible for the

original market cross in North

Walsham Market Place.

Thomas Dix Court

Thomas Dix was a North

Walsham school master and

surveyor who died in 1813.

He has a memorial tablet in St

Nicholas’ Church.

Trafalgar Court

To celebrate Nelson’s victory at

the battle of Trafalgar and built

behind the old Nelson Pub.

Trafalgar Terrace

Built in 1806 to celebrate

Nelson’s victory at the battle of

Trafalgar.

Tungate Lane

One of the many ‘gates’

around the town, where gate

is derived from Norse (gata)

meaning a road and ‘tun’

means a protective boundary.

Whether the boundary was of

North Walsham parish, or of

one of its manors, is in doubt.

Valley Gardens

This road is built in a valley

(arguably).


138 North Walsham Town Guide

Vicarage Street

This was the original home

of North Walsham vicarage

which still stands at the top

of Vicarage Street today but is

now private residences.

The 1842 map of North

Walsham shows this road as

Church Gate. The lower half

was also known as Theatre

Street for a while after the

Fisher Theatre which once

stood there.

Victory Court

Named after Nelson’s famous

ship HMS Victory. This area was

once known as Gasworks Lane

and was the site of the old

gasworks.

Waterfield Meadows

Unknown but probably

because this area was

originally marshland (close to

Marshgate).

Weavers Court

In recognition of the Flemish

weavers who settled in North

Walsham in the 13th and 14th

centuries and were integral

to the town’s growth and

prosperity.

Yarmouth Road

Vicarage Street (lower)

Weavers Close

This road is beside Weaver’s

Way, the popular footpath

which follows the old MGNR

railway line from Yarmouth to

Melton Constable.

Webbs Close

Named after Mr & Mrs Webb

who farmed the land here.

Wells Avenue

Named after George Wells,

a prominent member of the

local St John Ambulance.

Westwick Drive

Probably because this road is

on the Westwick side of town.

Wharton Drive

Named after Henry Wharton

(1664-95) who was a pupil

at Paston, and became a

historian, assisting Thomas

Tenison. He ended up as Vicar

of Minster in Kent. He died

aged 30 of consumption (TB),

and is buried in Westminster

Abbey, with anthems at the

service composed specially

by Henry Purcell. Wharton

was one of the four houses at

Paston (house colour: blue),

the others being Nelson,

Tenison, and Hoste.

Wherry Close

Maybe named after The

Wherry Public House on the

Bacton Road or maybe just the

famous Norfolk Wherry itself.

White Horse Common

It is not known whether the

name is an old one or whether

it was simply taken from

the old “White Horse” Public

House, which is now a private

residence.


A North Walsham History in Streets 139

Wilkinson Way

Is named after the Wilkinson

family who once owned and

lived in The Oaks, and owned

large areas of town. There is a

memorial to the family in the

north wall of the parish church

near the draught-lobby.

William Paston Road

He founded North Walsham

Grammar School in 1606.

Williams Way

Named after William Cork of

Cork builders in the town.

Willow Close

Another botanical name.

Willow Park

Another botanical name.

Windmill Loke

There was once a windmill on

these grounds which also gave

Millfield Road its name.

Winston Court

Unknown. Perhaps reference

to Winston Churchill?

Witton View

You probably could see Witton

Woods from here once upon

a time.

The Cedars on New Road.

Woodbine Close

This appears in keeping with

a cluster of roads named after

plants.

Woodside

Probably because this

overlooks Sadler’s Wood.

Wood View

It takes its name from the

North Walsham Wood and

Lord Anson’s Woods which can

be seen from the site. George

Anson (1697-1762) was the

renowned circumnavigator

who once owned this outlying

part of the town.

Demolition of Oaks Lodge

on Yarmouth Road

Wooll Drive

Named after Edward Wooll

who was a Q.C. for 40 years

and Recorder of Carlisle for 25

years. He and his family grew

up in North Walsham and

owned Brunswick House.

Workhouse Loke

This is the location of the old

North Walsham workhouse

built in 1786 and closed in

1827. After it closed, the

workhouse was used as

factory space for a while and

later demolished.

Wrights Close

This road and the cluster of

roads around it were all named

after prominent players in

the North Walsham Football

Club which was based on this

ground. This road refers to Joe

Wright.

Yarmouth Road

This road leads to Great

Yarmouth!

Youngman’s Close

Names after Youngman’s mill

which once stood here.


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Francis Jones Jewellers.................................................106

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Mr Taxi Man........................................................................20

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North Walsham & District Canal Trust.......................48

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