Join us - and find out about the 175th anniversary of Brundall's railway line
An engine arrives at Brundall
AGM: Thursday July 25 at  7.30pm in Brundall Memorial Hall.

Why not come along and support the committee - or volunteer to help out? We are always looking for interested people to join us.

The AGM will be followed by a talk by Trevor Garrod, chairman of the East Suffolk Travellers' Association, on the 175-year history of the railway through our village.

Entrance to the AGM and talk is free.

First opened in 1844, the railway connecting the city of Norwich and the coast at Great Yarmouth is now part of the Greater Anglia operated Wherry Lines.

The original route ran via Brundall, Cantley and Reedham and work began 1843. A ceremonial opening took place on 30 April 1844 with the first passenger trains running the following day.

The arrival of the railway transformed Brundall, as more commuters moved out of the city to make their home in the village - Find out more here.

Watch a rare film of a wedding reception in Brundall in 1949.

A still from the film - copyright
                                  EAFAOn a blustery November afternoon in 1949, guests arrive at the Roman Catholic Chapel of St George in  Fishergate, Norwich, to attend the wedding of Henry Woods and Remina Valori.  Brief glimpses of the inside of the chapel show the ceremony under way, before the newlyweds emerge smiling and posing for photographs.The bridal party departs in the Rolls Royce cars with the guests following in a pair of coaches, all headed for the reception venue: the White Horse in Brundall.

Find out more and view the film, courtesy of the East Anglian Film Archive.

WW1 Armistice commemorations
A plane created by pupils at Brundall

A new war memorial, in the form of a shard, was dedicated at a special ceremony on Saturday November 10, 2018. The event was accompanied by a two-day exhibition at Brundall Memorial Hall, which continued on Sunday November 11, and featured life on the home front, notably the work of the Brundall Auxiliary War Hospital, and stories of the local servicemen killed in action.

Read more about the event and about Brundall in the First World War.

Welcome to Brundall
Local History Group

Brundall in Norfolk is a large Broadland village about seven miles east of Norwich off the road to Yarmouth.  It is on the River Yare and has two railway stations. The population was a mere 63 in 1836 but once Norfolk’s first railway was opened in 1844 it grew over the years to the approximately 5,000 that it is today. 

Brundall Local History Group (BLHG) usually meets on the third Thursday of the month in The Memorial Hall for a talk.  See ‘Our Events’ for details. 

We charge £2.50 for the evening which includes tea or coffee and a biscuit, or you can pay an annual subscription of £12 and become a memb
er.  Members are admitted free to the talks and also receive quarterly newsletters.  Both visitors and new members are always very welcome.

We aim to discover as much as we can about Brundall’s history, to record it, and to share it.

If you think you may have information or photographs that we don’t, if you know of any errors or omissions, or if you want to know more about the Brundall or the BLHG we’d love to hear from you.

And if you have any queries for us, please email and we'll do our best to help.


Copyright: Nothing on this website may be copied or published without the permission of the Brundall Local History Group. This does not mean we will not give permission, but you do have to ask us. The archive material has come from many sources and there are many copyright holders.