Past and Present in Photographs
See what's changed in the
village over the years!
This book has more than 100
photos showing vintage images
alongside contemporary views.
It is available at Brundall
Home Hardware in Links Avenue,
Brundall, priced at £7.50.
Just ask for it at the
Join us at our
July 29 – 7.30pm in the Memorial
We are looking forward to
seeing our members for the first time
since lockdown – and hopefully meeting
new members and friends, too.
There will be an
entertaining pictorial quiz after the
AGM, and refreshments will be served,
with time for a chat.
All safety measures
will be followed. The wearing of
masks is advised, chairs will be
spaced, and hand sanitizer will be
available at the door.
We are looking
forward to resuming our meetings with
talks on Saturday afternoons in the
have some excellent speakers lined up.
Find out about our
events for 2021-2 here
your road's history
Local History Group has compiled an
alphabetical list of all the present
street names in Brundall with an
explanation of their origins.
here to discover the origin of your
In partnership with the
school, Brundall Local History Group has
been researching and compiling local memories and
photographs of everyday life in the
village over the last 50 years.
officially opened in September 1969, the
first school to be built in the village.
A set of learning resources
was successfully delivered to the school
for its special “Brundall Memories”
study week in February. This generated
interest and enthusiasm among the
teachers and children and wonderful
feedback has been received about the
work our materials inspired.
Although public events
connected with the project were
postponed, Brundall Local History
Group produced a series of free and
easily-downloadable digital materials
for home learning and
enjoyment,supported by the Co-op’s
Community Fund. Now they are available
online for everyone to enjoy.
Make a railway
journey from your armchair
People listening in
lockdown can get a nostalgic taste of
the sounds of summer in East Anglia
and along the Wherry Lines. The link
below takes you to an audio-file
taking a journey from Lowestoft to
Norwich via Brundall Gardens where
Greg Chandler, the Brundall Gardens
station adopter, talked to our
chairman, Chloe Veale, about the
history of the Gardens.
Click this link
to listen to the podcast and find
out more about the Wherry Lines
Messing about on
the river - in 1975
If you have 20 minutes to spare, why not take a look at this 1975 film 'A River in Winter: The Yare from source to sea", from the Norfolk Windmill Trust’s YouTube Channel. It is available here: https://youtu.be/pd0xCF6_rKY
Produced in 1975, the film describes the journey of the River Yare from its source near Shipdham to Breydon Water. When it reaches Brundall it shows various scenes of boat building and maintenance work.
Other scenes include the digging of the UEA Broad, the building of the A11 bridge near Cringleford and at Reedham it shows the railway swing bridge in operation and a lovely section with retired marshman Reggie Mace.
Looking for a
Why not take a look at our
collection of Brundall books for
sale? We have a fine collection on
offer, including a limited number of
copies of Janet Muter's fascinating account of
the history and restoration of the
magnificent gardens at Lake House,
Brundall: Rescue of a Garden at
the reduced price of £8.50.
There is also Brundall Past and
Present in Photographs,
which reproduces vintage images from
the group's Community Archive
Another one to look out for is Trees
of Brundall and Braydeston, made up of eleven leaflets
written by John Fleetwood, then
Brundall tree warden. Two volumes of
Houses of Brundall and Braydeston
are on offer, along with other books
revealing the history of our
our shop page for sales of our books.
a rare film of a wedding
reception in Brundall in
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.
out more and view
the film, courtesy
of the East Anglian