A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Norwich Photographic Memories

Norwich Photographic Memories

The photo 'North Walsham, Paston Grammar School c1955' appears in this book.

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South of the market-place, the old grammar school is centred around a wide, seven-bay red-brick building of 1765. It was founded before 1600; one of Norfolk's most celebrated sons, Horatio Nelson, was a pupil in the new building.

An extract from Norwich Photographic Memories.

Other Memories from North Walsham

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 a teenager in the town and a regular stern warning from Mother was "Don't hang about on the town clock." This was difficult to avoid as all my mates would meet up there.

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

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 headmaster. He had served with great distinction in the First World War and was very keen that we ...see more

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