World War One Armistice Commemorations 1918 – 2018:
The new war memorial is unveiled

The unveiled shardThe RBL stall at the exhibitionA new war memorial for Brundall, in the form of a shard, was dedicated at a special ceremony on Saturday November 10.

The shard, which carries the words of the poem “Lest we Forget”, was unveiled by the former head of the army, General The Lord Dannatt, who was one of those to lay a wreath.

A commemorative bench, donated by The Royal British Legion (Brundall & District branch), was placed alongside the shard, which stands at the entrance to the village cemetery in Cucumber Lane.

Villagers gathered for the ceremony which included a parade of standards. The names of all those commemorated were read out by the Rector, Rev Peter Leech, who led the service.

A popular exhibition was held at the Memorial Hall, on Saturday and Sunday.

Find out more on our Armistice Commemorations page.




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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.  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 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
A moving story...

January 17   A MOVING STORY   Mary Fewster

A moving storyThroughout East Anglia people have travelled for a variety of reasons.
This talk looks at road transport and travellers from medieval pilgrims to the heyday of the stage coach and the coming of the motor car, and reminds us of the physical remains of our travelling past

Memorial Hall, Links Avenue, Brundall, 7.30pm.

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


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.


Find your place in history

Do you have a passion for the past and an enthusiasm for learning? The UEA's 12-week History Bridge Course, designed specifically for mature students, could be for you. And it's free!
Find out more