WELCOME TO BRUNDALL LOCAL
Brundall in Norfolk is a large
Broadland village about 7 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. Click on 'Brundall Village'
to find out more.
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 email@example.com
and we'll do our best to help.
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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
- The story of a Kindertransport refugee who
escaped Hitler to become Sheriff of Norwich
- The secrets of Norwich - and how they came
to be revealed in a new book
Find out more and get the
dates in your diary by visiting our events
- And a chance to see behind the scenes of
the fabulous costume and textile collections
of the Norfolk Museums Service at the Shire
World War One
Armistice Commemorations 1918 – 2018: A
Community Programme for Brundall
A fascinating programme of
events is planned for November 10th and 11th
2018 in Brundall to commemorate the centenary of
the end of World War One, grant-aided by
Brundall Parish Council.
- A new
war memorial in the
form of a shard will be dedicated at the
entrance to the cemetery on Cucumber Lane in
an event open to all villagers.
two-day exhibition will
be held at the Memorial Hall which will tell
the stories of those who died and look at
Brundall on the home front.
- A free
War Memorials Discovery Trail leaflet,
devised by the Brundall Local History Group,
will be launched in November as a practical
guide and map to the war memorials around
out more on our Armistice Commemorations
page which will be updated as this important
event for Brundall comes closer.
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.
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:
|A journey back in time to the great
takes us back to the Norfolk Coast in the Great
This illustrated talk will be based upon material in
the book ‘Norfolk Coast in the Great War’ by Stephen
Browning. This unique study begins by considering
life in Norwich in the war and gathers together
fascinating stories, some never published before,
about settlements on the coast from Kings Lynn to
October 18, Memorial Hall, Links Avenue,
Find out more from our new
events calendar for 2018-2019.
it all began
A set of scrapbooks were
compiled by the then manager of Brundall Library,
Sheila Evans, between 1988 and 2000 in response to
enquiries from local schoolchildren.
Inspired by her predecessor’s work, Library Manager
Barbara Ayers decided to co-ordinate a book in the
Halsgrove Community History Series.
About 20 interested people met and after two years
of interviewing residents past and present, and
other research, produced ‘The Book of Brundall and
Braydeston’ in 2007. It was then decided that
this was just the beginning of finding out about
Brundall’s past and the group continued.
In the process of writing the book a large amount of
material was amassed and this was digitised by Gerry
Hawkins and formed the basis of our archive.
This archive has been used to produce books, talks,
and displays etc. Wendy Ward has used some of
the photographs to publish postcards, greetings
cards, notelets and calendars. You can see our items for sale
We have written books about some of the houses in
the village and their occupants, the trees of
Brundall and Braydeston, Brundall House Auxiliary
Hospital 1914-16 and the Parish Church of St
Over the years members have worked with the
University of Cambridge’s Higher Education Field
Academy and arranged test pit digs in residents’