| Celebrate the
175th anniversary of Brundall's railway line
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, and to celebrate
this special 175th anniversary, the Wherry
Lines Community Rail Partnership invites
you to join the celebrations.
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.
A programme of events including a family
event at the 'Blue' Co-op and a talk on the
railway are planned - find out more
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 -
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 ‘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
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
And if you have any queries for us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll do our best to help.
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
out more and view the film, courtesey of
the East Anglian Film Archive.
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: