There are many little odds and ends which don't seem to come under any other category and which can be found in these 'Bits and pieces'.  Many come from short articles in our quarterly magazine called 'The Brundall and Braydeston Chronicle',  which is produced for our paying members. 

 

 

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A fishy mystery in Brundall?
Fish on wall

On the Finch Way estate in The Street, part of the wall of what was Brundall House (pulled down in 1969) still remains.

This plaque with the outline of a fish is to be found on it.  Can anyone discover what it is?

There are the initials P.W. inscribed plus a date.


Digging up our past
Between 2015 and 2018 a series of archaeological test-pit digs were run in Brundall by Cambridge University under its community archaeology programme. Find out more about the test pit digs around Brundall village


Fatal gun accident in Brundall
‘In Memory of John Frederick Moy who was accidentally shot, August 21 1875, aged 11 years’ is the intriguing wording on a small grave in Brundall Churchyard.  In the EDP of August 24th 1875 there is a report of the inquest into this very sad event. Find out more about John Moy

Did you know Brundall has a hat named after it?
'Brundall’ is a cap made by the once well-known hat-maker Rumsey Wells. He was proud of the fact that they were made in ‘the capital of the King’s County, Norfolk’ and he gave his caps local names such as the Blofield, the Brancaster, the Brundall and the Reepham. Find out more about the Brundall Cap

Recalling past times in Brundall
Marion Read (née Cumby) remembers growing up on Low Farm, Postwick Lane after the second world war,as told to Barbara Ayers.
Read her stories about farming in Brundall after World War Two

Brundall Mint
Some years ago Colman’s looked all over the world for the best mint to use in their mint sauce.  Their then crops manager, John Hemingway, found the ideal plant in his own back garden in Postwick Lane, Brundall. Find out more about Brundall Mint

Wonderful wildlife and plants
Not so long ago Cremer’s Meadow was occupied by Daisy, the horse, and a lot of white geese.  After Ivan Cremer’s death, his wife, sold the four-acre site to Brundall Parish Council for a country park. What to see and do at Cremer's Meadow

A local museum to visit
The Museum of the Broads is situated off the A149 and on Stalham Staithe.  It has many sheds containing boats and artefacts and other items and boats on display outside. Museum of the Broads

Brundall in 1914
Eleven young men from Brundall and Braydeston were to lose their lives in the First World War.  How did they feel as they left their homes, families, and friends behind and what memories did they take with them of the place in which they’d grown up?  Brundall in 1914

Every picture tells a story
Take a look at some charming photographs taken in Brundall in 1925 by William Watson Tripp. William was an artist, printer, and Methodist lay preacher, who, in the 1960s lived in Stafford Road, Great Yarmouth. Take a look...

Signalling a special place
In 2013 the signal box at the eastern end of Brundall station was given Grade II listed status under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 for its special architectural and historic interest. Find out why it is so special

A good read
These books, although not necessarily about local subjects, have been recommended by our members.  They all have something to do with history, events or local people.
Books to read

Allotments, an orchard, and room to run
Farmland in Postwick Lane was bought with funding received from Persimmon Homes who built The Pastures in Cucumber Lane, and a countryside park was opened in June 2015. More about what goes on at the Countryside Park

The future for our neighbourhood
In March 2016, Brundall residents voted by a majority of 95% of those voting, to implement a neighbourhood plan that had been put together by a working group made up of representatives from different organisations in the village, including Brundall Local History Group.  Brundall Neighbourhood Plan


 


If there is anything you would like to have put on this page, please send it to enquiries@brundallvillagehistory.org.uk

As you peruse these 'interesting' pages, you will doubtless notice the name Barbara Ayers coming up again and again.  Barbara was the Library Manager who got together many residents of the village to write the original 'Book of Brundall and Braydeston' published in 2007, and has been the Secretary of the BLHG since its inception.

Barbara Ayers
                                on her bike

You will see Barbara on her bike nearly every day in the village.  She has researched information for our books and is adding to the archive on our laptop.