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.

  • A look at the exciting future for Norwich Castle, with a major grant set to transform the building many of us have known since our childhood
  • 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
Norwich Castle: The past, present and future of a treasured landmark.

Norwich Castle

February 21  7.30pm  

Standing atop the largest man-made motte in the country, Norwich Castle has dominated the city’s skyline since the 12th century. The successful 'Square Box on the Hill' exhibition told the Castle’s rich 900-year story in 2018. We will hear the story of the Castle and the exciting plans for its future from museum researcher Dickon Whitewood.

Memorial Hall, Links Avenue, Brundall, 7.30pm.

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


WW1 Armistice commemorations: report and pictures

An image from the exhibition

A new war memorial for Brundall, in the form of a shard, was dedicated at a special ceremony on Saturday November 10A popular exhibition was held at the Memorial Hall, on Saturday and Sunday work by Brundall School pupils was also included (see picture). Read more about the event and about Brundall in the war.


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.