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Norfolk Photographic Memories

Norfolk Photographic Memories

The photo 'Dereham, 1893' appears in this book.

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Caption for East Dereham, 1893: A quiet lane on the fringes of the town. Washing dries in the breeze in the gardens of plain, mellow cottages. In the background are the two towers of St Nicholas's church - the second detached bell tower was built in the churchyard in the 15th century. It has a Norman south doorway and a celebrated panelled font of 1468 which cost £12 13s 9d. On the evening of July, in the year 18-, at East D-, a beautiful little town in a certain district of East Anglia, I first saw the light.' George Borrow, the 'gentleman gypsy', was lucky to have been born in this pleasing old country town. It enjoys a prosperity founded on more than its market and agricultural traditions. Engineering works were established here in Victorian times and Dereham grew into one of the busiest centres of commerce in central Norfolk.

An extract from Norfolk Photographic Memories.

Memories of Dereham

My maiden name was Marion Grange, I am now known as Marion Yallop. I used to go to Crown Road, Dereham school, where I finished my school days from there in 1968. I am trying to trace school class friends from when I was there; especially one which stands out (...Read full memory)

I can remember when I was 10 years old, walking down this road with another boy of the same age, his name was Arthur Bean and we were from the children's home on the Norwich road, the home was called Garfield House. I believe it is still there. We were both very happy on this particular Sunday afternoon, as we were allowed to (...Read full memory)

I can remember an amusing incident when I was about 4 years old. We lived in the heart of the country, there was no such thing as TV, radio or telephone, not much at all in the way of communication with the outside world, so unlike children of today, I was pretty naive. But I had heard someone mention something about putting (...Read full memory)

I stayed there in 1972-73 and then went to Sandy Lane childrens home while going to Northgate High school..Was anybody around then that we share stories :)

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