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Star of David 1200 to 1300 ad.jpg
Star of David.

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Flint Axe Heads Medium Web view.jpg
Two Flint Axe Heads.

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Village Sign.pdf
In 1937 the Cawston Sign was carved and painted by Mr. H. Carter of Swaffham, it was unveiled as a memorial of the Coronation of King George V1, by H.M. Lieut, of the County, Mr Colman and given by the Parish Council, the centre panel shows a weaver…

Bronze age axe LW.jpg
Bronze Axe Head. Found in field at Cawston.

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Token 1847.jpg
Token. R. Alden. Norwich. 1847.

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Sharp Shooters Badge.jpg
S.S. - Sharp shooters badge.

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Coins found Oakes field.jpg
Very old coins....

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TRFA.jpg
Shoulder badge TRFA - Royal Field Artillery shoulder badge 1914-1918.

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ww11 icendiary Bomb..jpg
World War11 Incendiary Bomb.

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Sheep Bell.jpg
Sheep Bell

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Coin.jpg
See photo file for some details....

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Air Pistol.jpg
Air Pistol, damaged, parts missing and not working....

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Kings Crown Reg Badge.jpg
Brass Kings Crown Irish Regiment Badge.

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Token Lamp.jpg
Token "LAMP"

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Sculpture Part.jpg
Part of a sculpture? found in cottage garden by Village Hall.

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Brick 1611 Med View.jpg
Small brick with marking of 16+11

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Cawston rough guide map 2009.pdf
Rough Guide Map of Cawston & Location.

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Old Maps.pdf
Old Maps of Cawston....

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Timeline
Cawston Timeline.

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Booton Clay pits 2010.JPG
Formed here when men once dug clay at a penny a yard (cubic), earning a meagre 35 to 40 pence a week at a time when the local weaving industry was in decay. The Cawston Fishing Club use and look after Booton Clay Pits which is owned by the Parish of…

Lucky Strike Plane Crash.pdf
Memorial at Booton Rd. In 1944, Cawston was the scene of a plane crash involving an American bomber.... In 1996 a memorial to the crew of the "Lucky Strike" was unveiled by its Flight Engineer, Jack Sasson.... Click on file to view full screen....

Village Hall 2014.pdf
The Cecil Cawston Memorial Institute: George Cawston of London in 1896 bought the manorial rights of our manor and he proceeded to build Cawston Manor.... Click on file to view full screen....

Church Plan.jpg
Church & Cemetery Plans/Maps with Reference Index Numbers to read with the Church & Cemetery gravestone projects.Click on file to view....

Cawston Remembers Project.pdf
Cawston Remembers Project. The 70 minute film, a Cawston Historical Society History Project is complete and was launched on Saturday July 5th 2014 at Cawston Primary School. The show started with a performance by the Cawston Brass Band which is…

Odd Fellows Meeting Room.jpg
The Odd Fellows: The Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Cawston was called The Lytton Bulwer Lodge and was a branch of the Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows. Special door knocks and handshakes were used as proof of membership. The photoabove was the…

Toc H Sv.jpg
The wonderful movement of the Cawston branch "Toc H" was formed in 1953 Coronation year of Queen Elizabeth 11, this was a branch of the Toc H organization set up in the first world war in Belgian in a house called Talbot House and was a rest,…

Wesleyan Reform Chapel  Chapel St.jpg
The Wesleyan Reform Chapel: Opened for place of worship at Chapel Street in 1829 and closed 18th April 2006.... For more  information about the Wesleyan Reform church Click on this link: http://thewru.com/Cick on files to view full…

Methodist Chapel.jpg
Opened a place of worship at Norwich Road in 1861. Cawston Methodist Chapel was built in 1861. The land was purchased from Mr W. Tuddenham for the princely sum of £10-00. the contract for the building was £99-00. It was built by a Mr R. Skipper.…

Population.jpg
The population of Cawston as we are given to understand was as following:-   1086---------------about---685 1332---------------about---4501603---------------At least-5301801------------------------840…

Cawston Home Guard.jpg
Home Guard:

Photo with Old Rectory in background.

Names reading from left:

Back Row: 4/ Don Radford. 5/ Jimmy Payne. 6/ Harrold Pratt. 7/ Tom Barker. 9/ Ernie Whall.
Second Row: 7/ John Long. 8/ Jack Delph. 9/ Tommy Neal. 11/ Clifford…

Reading and Billiard Rooms.pdf
Reading through the memory lane pieces Cawston enjoyed reading rooms at various locations through the years, the photos are at the meeting room at the old Prince of Wales Public House in the Prince of Wales Road joining Chapel Street, the public…

Ratcatches Bowls Club 1955.pdf
The White House Bowls Club: During 1965 the White House Bowls Club played friendly matches with various local clubs, about one match a week was played. The club had two trophies:- Presidents Trophy (Pairs) won by Mr A. Cox and Mr C. Thompson, 1965…

Decimal currency conversion table.pdf
Decimal Currency Conversion Table

Aylsham Road.pdf
The Road from Cawston to Aylsham, the B1145: Leaving Cawston. The first right is Cooks Hill and was originally known as Stocks Hill, the stocks were in this area, probably on the site of the new houses built in 2001 opposite the Post Office, joining…

Booton Road Goose Pie Lane Photos.pdf
A walk along the road to Booton - "Booton Green Lane" as many of us know it is a sentimental journey, recalling the first time I passed. that way in April, 1952, when the banks were bright with primroses and violets and other flowers. At that time…

Back Lane from Church.jpg
Photo: Back Lane, Norwich & Brandiston Road Early 1960’s
Photo taken from Church Tower.

Snippets from Cawston’s Past:

Back Lane, Cawston - There is an interesting theory concerning this stout name. It is that the back lane was the division…

A Walk Down Chalel Street 1930s by Ivan Purdy.pdf
Chapel Street: History of Chapel St/Prince of Wales Rd from the Parish Magazine, January 1995 by Dennis W. Easton. First of all there were the Mills at Sygate driven by the wind when my grandfather left school in the 1860's he went to work at the…

High Street Market Hill.pdf
Photos and Memories: The High Street: Firstly we had the main pub on the Market Place, a Mrs Gaskin kept this for years, she was May Purdy's grandmother.... Click on file to view full screen....      

Holt Norwich Road.pdf
Old County directories refer to the Woodrow as being one of Cawston's three "scattered hamlets". along with Eastgate and Sygate. There is much to interest the local historian in the anecdotes concerning this area. Many of us remember the impressive…

Fifty Years On by John Kett.pdf
War Times Memories and Diaries By: See Files on right and as following:- 1/Fifty Years On by John Kett 2/Thoughts of a Wartime childhood by Robert Sonny Dewing 3/School War Times Notes 4/Second World War by Bill Sampson 5/Another Place &…

Airfields in Area.pdf
When the second World War broke out, Haveringland Hall and its surrounding parkland was taken over by the Air Ministry.... Click on File to view full screen.... Links to: Swannington RAF Oulton Airfield Norfolk Airfields

Old School 14 July 1914.jpg
Memories of School Life in Cawston: Click on Files to read more... 1/Old School Photo 1914 2/Cawston Primary School 1954-60 by Michael Yaxley 3/Fond memoeries of school in the 1940s by Peggy & Pam Spooner 4/School memories 1930 - 1937 by…

Life at Ratcatchers Row by Michael Yaxley.pdf
Memories of Cawston: Click on Files to view full screen.... 1/Life at Ratcatchers Row in the 1950s by Michael YYaxley.Related Link: Michael Yaxley 2/Days Gone By by John Kett 3/Denny's Memories by Dennis W. Easton 4/Shopingin Cawston1950's by…

Education Schools.pdf
According to Mr Sam Hall of Peacock who told Mr Dennis W. Easton he went to the first school in Cawston which was in the the first house in Church Lane.... 1/Education/Schools 2/Moving to new School & Photos 3/Old School Bell 4/Old School to…

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Roll of Honour for those who gave their lives for our country & War Memorials.

File 2/Roll of Honour WW1
File 3/Role of Honour WW2
File 4/ War Memorials
File 5/Boer War 1899-1902 Lieutenant Cecil Faulkner Cawston
File 6/War Memorial lighting…

Eastgate Photos with history.pdf
File 1/ Eastgate Photos.... File 2/ Life at the Ratcatchers Row. Eastgate by Michael Yaxley.... File 3/ Rough Guide Map.... Click on file to view....

New Street.pdf
New Street From Memory Lane Early 1900’s by Stanley Oakes. New Street - early 1900's: On the right coming from the Aylsham Road was Marshall Howard's builders yard, he employed about 30 men of different trades. On the left were Mr and Mrs Sally…

Sygate Southgate photo selection.pdf
Early last century some misguided surveyor working on the first 1-inch maps of this area decided to rename this hamlet "Southgate", and so it appears on Ordnance Survey maps to this day. However, the name by which we know it, and which is included in…

Reepham Road Salle Beck.jpg
Reepham Road: The Substation at Salle Beck was first installed around 1935 when electricity came to Cawston.

In 2009 work started on the new substation for the offshore wind farm off Weybourne on the Norfolk Coast which was completed in…

Brandiston Road from Back Lane.pdf
Brandiston Road Photos

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