Bacton, Abbey 1933

Bacton, Abbey 1933

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Properly titled Bromholm Priory, this was a Cluniac priory, founded in 1113 by William de Glanville. It was well known that the priory had a miraculous section of the True Cross, and a popular exclamation in 14th- and 15th-century texts was 'Oh, Holy Rood of Bromholm!' The religious house fell at the Dissolution in 1536, and only a few ruins hint at its glory today.

Memories of Bacton

Boarding At St Peter's Court

I was a boarder at St Peter's Court from the age of 6 to 10. My father worked on the oil fields in Iraq and because of my age we got special permission for me to board during the civil war there. My two eldest brothers, Chris (deceased) and Wally also attended. Just after I arrived, Humphrey Fenn's mother passed ...Read full memory

A memory of Bacton by Kevin Heath

School Friends

My brother and I were at school in the 60's. We are twins; Ian and Duncan. I remember Francis Wynn who did odd jobs for his keep, names remembered; Shuan Gauntlet, Mark Jarvis, Rodrick Howe, the Chandler twins, Graville Boyd and many others. We attended for 4 years and remember 'pop night', libary and snooker room, and film and ...Read full memory

A memory of Bacton by Ian Mcgowan

Eden Hall

I was sent to Eden Hall school in about 1954. The head was Mr Lockwood ,his wife and he had two sons. When it was time for bed we all had to have malt and a cup of chocolate, then to bed. I left in 1960 in them days. I went back in 1997 on holiday and went to Eden Hall School but it had been pulled down. One night in the 1950' s ...Read full memory

A memory of Bacton


Hello, I was a border at Bacton for about a year and then went to Hunstanton School when I was 14 years old. I remember a girl called Jenny Daglish, I think she came from Blakeney. Anyone who wants to talk and remember good and bad times.

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