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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Hilgay by Freida Wright

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 ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Hilgay by Paul Milliam