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Caption for East Dereham, Market Place 1893: This is the most central town in Norfolk. This view shows the varied façades of the buildings fronting the market place. The building next to the King's Arms Hotel on the right is a good example. Many of these ornate frontages were added by the Victorians especially to banks and hotels to give an improved image to customers. The Great Eastern Railway office (left) opened onto the market place near to the parcel receiving office. In the 16th century the town suffered two great fires, and the market place was greatly reduced in size following the rebuilding.

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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