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Caption for East Dereham, The County Schools 1893: The town was fortunate to have a number of County Schools. The national school was attended by 200 boys and girls. The neat and commodious building was erected in 10 acres of land at a cost of £1,000, and received several endowments. When the railway reached East Dereham in 1882, the town's population increased, and another County School was opened. This was not successful, and was bought by the Watts Naval Training Organisation; the little lads in their sailors uniform were familiar sight in the town at weekends.

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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