Watch a rare film of a wedding reception in Brundall in 1949
On 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 link to view the film, courtesy of the East Anglian Film Archive, here.

Welcome to Brundall Local History Group

Arrival at Brundall StationBrundall 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 - Brundall Station is pictured right. 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 usually meets on the third Thursday of the month in The Memorial Hall for a talk.  See ‘Meetings’ 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 member.  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, 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.

Our programme - castles and secrets, textiles and treasures

We have a fascinating series of events lined up for the 2018-2019 season, which is our tenth year.

  • The secrets of Norwich - and how they came to be revealed in a new book
  • And a chance to see behind the scenes of the fabulous costume and textile collections of the Norfolk Museums Service at the Shire Hall.

Find out more and get the dates in your diary by visiting our events page


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.

Contact Us:
If you want to know more about Brundall Local History Group or about Brundall, or if you have archive material relating to Brundall or you are aware of any errors or omissions, please send us an e-mail. We are friendly and helpful and we are always keen to talk about Brundall and its history. Our e-mail address is:

Next meeting
Treasures and curiosities
in Norfolk churches

Curiosities of Norfolk churches

Thursday April 18  at  7.30pm in Brundall Memorial Hall.

The late John Betjeman said: "Norfolk is one of the great architectural treasures of Europe because of its individual country churches". One can only agree with a man who many still revere as the Patron Saint of Church Crawls! Norfolk has 700+ churches, which means there is a wonderful diversity of stunning architectural features and oddities for us to enjoy. David Berwick looks forward to sharing a selection with you.

Memorial Hall, Links Avenue, Brundall, 7.30pm.

Find out more from our events calendar for 2018-2019.

Limestone Country: Jacky Heath has kindly provided us with a precis of her fascinating talk on limestone for those who missed it or who want to find out more. Click here for details


WW1 Armistice commemorations

An image from the exhibition

 Read more about the event and about Brundall in the war.


In brief...

WATER, MILLS AND MARSHES PROJECT: An opportunity for community archaeology in this area is now being offered under the Heritage Lottery funded “Water, Mills & Marshes” project. Find out more.

JUST A CUPPA: Free tea, coffee and biscuits available every Tuesday between 3 and 4pm at Brundall library. Meet friends, get book recommendations and discover what the library offers.