Hilgay, Norfolk
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Hilgay and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Born In Hilgay

I was born in 1937 and lived in Hilgay until 1949. I think I had an idyllic early childhood living in Hilgay. So many memories of swimming in the river in summer. Shopping for a new dress at "Auntie" Barbara Dent's little shop to wear on a school trip--it was a deep pink! Piano lessons at Mrs. Kisby's at Manby House. Walking ...Read full memory

A memory of Hilgay by Freida Wright

Working For Dents Transport

I worked for Dents Transport from September 1986 until late May1998 almost the end of the company. Sad to see it go. I must have enjoyed working for them to have stayed so long, so many stayed much longer. The trouble is there are no photos to commemorate the length of time that Dents ran. A lot of villagers worked for the company.

A memory of Hilgay by Paul Milliam

Life In The Country

I was stationed in the USAF at RAF Lakenheath. I resided at Church View, Church Road with my wife, 3 daughters, and our 3 Shelties. My oldest daughter Cindy learned to ring bells at the church and was sweet on a local boy, Robert Pepper, who was killed early in life on a motorcycle. My den turned into a local gathering ...Read full memory

A memory of Hilgay by Louis Dewhurst