Hilgay, Norfolk
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Hilgay Village Shop

I attended Downham Market Grammar School between 1953 and 1956, when I left to start work. I lived at Fincham, but was a friend of Cedric Peto (whom we nickmamed Pedro). His parents kept the village shop and I used to visit ...Read full memory

Living In Hilgay

Hi, My father was in the airforce and we stayed at Hilgay for about 12 months.. I don`t remember much about the stay but I remember we lived next door to Dents, it was a transport company, I also remember going to school, and I ...Read full memory

A memory of Hilgay by Peter Foster

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Hilgay by Freida Wright