Hilgay, Norfolk
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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 ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Hilgay by Freida Wright

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