North Walsham, Bacton Wood Mill, Spa Common c.1955

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Caption for North Walsham, Bactonwood Mill, Spa Common C1955: This was the former water mill. Smartened up, with its brickwork painted, the mill is now a house. It was powered by the head waters of the River Ant, canalised in 1826 as the North Walsham and Dilham Canal.

An extract from Norwich Photographic Memories.

Memories of North Walsham


I was a pupil at the Paston Grammar School from 1936-42. It was a wonderful school where boys from all over N.E. Norfolk made many friends so that when they left school and started work in the area, they co-operated in so many ways. Major Percy Pickford D.S.O., M.C. (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) was the (...Read full memory)

The Clock Tower has been the focal point of North Walsham ever since it was built. I'm sure countless people have used it as a meeting place over the years. Latterly it has became synonymous for the younger generations to loaf about on when there has been nothing better to do. During the 70s I was (...Read full memory)

I'm reasonably sure this is the little alleyway that links Market Street to what is now known as St Nicholas Court.

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Caption for North Walsham, Bactonwood Mill, Spa Common C1955: This was the former water mill. Smartened up, with its brickwork painted, the mill is now a house. It was powered by the head waters of the River Ant, canalised in 1826 as the North Walsham and Dilham Canal.

An extract from Norwich Photographic Memories.

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