Hilgay, Norfolk
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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 have some photos somewhere of a sports day at the school..Sorry I can`t help with more memories. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Hilgay by Peter Foster

Stocks Hill

Hi, we have bought a property 75 yards from Ali Dent's the butcher, a little red-brick house in 'The Yard' belonging to a Mr Howlett. I wonder if you remember the cottage? If you're interested I can send you some pictures of the cottage and the area, we find it lovely and rent the cottage to holiday-makers. Have you any pictures? Regards, Shelagh.

A memory of Hilgay

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 them regularly as a friend of their son. The Petos had a radiogram - the first one I ever came ...Read full memory