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Timeline.
Cawston Timeline....

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

Decimal Currency Conversion Table
Decimal Currency Conversion Table

Milestone Project 2002-2003
This was a project carried out by the Cawston Women’s Institute to record and to restore some of the local milestones. Here is an archive of some of those currently being worked on.(2002-2003).... Click on file to view full screen....

Cawston Manor
This is a "Brief History" of the Royal Manor, Manor House and Cawston College to 2010....

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Workhouse
A workhouse was built on the West side of Chapel Street, a convenient white brick building accommodating 70 paupers for Cawston and adjacent parishes, it was replaced before 1845 by tenements and let by the overseers to the poor parishioners.Early…

Radio Norfolk Broadcast
It was a great pleasure for me last week (11/05/1992) to listen to your Radio programme about the village of Cawston, I just happened to be here on holiday.

I have been living in Germany for the last 20 years but was born in Cawston in 1949 where…

Duel Stone
The year 1698 saw an event which is featured in many guide books and directories, when on August 20th the last duel fought in Norfolk took place on Cawston Heath. on the Holt/Norwich road.... Click on file to view full screen....

Alvington
Alvington: The Extinct Village near Cawston by Michael Yaxley.... Click on file to view full screen....

Community Awards
Pride in Norfolk 2011 Awards....

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Fairs and Markets
Three fairs were held here each year.
The October fair started in 1263. Edward 1 granted a "St.Agnes Fair" The market day was Tuesdays and one of later origin the last Wednesday in April.
The August Sheep Fair was held near the Woodrow and was one…

Catastrophes
History & Photos of Catastrophes....

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Yesteryears in Local Area
Photos of Yesteryears in Local Area....

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Fiction Stories
Fiction Stories with Cawston in the story....

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Cawston Winter 1947
Cawston Winter 1947 photos....

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Cawston in 1916
An extract from Kelly's Directory of Norfolk....

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Cawston Winter 1979
Cawston Winter 1979 photos....

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Pocket Money
Pocket money by Sid Dack. In the last 1920s and early 1930s was hard come by....

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Cawston in 1965
Cawston in 1965 by The Cawston W.I....

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Changing Scenes
Changing Scenes 1950s - My word - hasn't the place changed!" This was the remark made recently by someone visiting....

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Changes Over 50 Years 1948 - 1998
Fifty years ago, in 1948, Cawston was a self-contained village; everything you wanted or needed was here....

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Times in Cawston from the 1930s
Times in Cawston from the 1930s by Eileen Oakes. They are times I remember. Forgive me bringing personal events into this, but both they and I am part of those times....

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Prince of Wales/Forge House
Prince of Wales/Forge House by Trudie Wilkinson. This building was built in 1843, and had a thatched roof. In 1877 it was burnt down in a tremendous fire....

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Cawston Winter 1987
Winter January 1987 Sygate Road

Magazine History for Cawston Parish Group
Magazine History - January 1967 saw the first Magazine which was for the then Cawston group for....

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Smugglers
Smuggling was very common in around the 1800's.
see file 1: Smugglers: An Affray at Cawston & Smugglers and file 2: An Unhappy Christmas and relation links below....

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19th Century Cawston
Many of the cottages and farm houses in Cawston during the late 19th century dated back to the 17th and 18th century when the housing construction was simple....

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Eating in the UK in the fifties
Eating: How it was in the 1950's....

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Winter 2004
Photos of the winter 2004.... Click on file to view full screen....

Map File
File which is in the Heritage Centre for the collection of Cawston Maps....

Winter 2018
Lots of snow and roads blocked....

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Heath Fire 1958
The fire on the heath in 1958 according to eye witness was very frightening....

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Doctors Invoice 1944/45
The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK came on the 4th July 1948. It was the first time anywhere in the world healthcare was made available free of payment or insurance....

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Yesterday's Children: Book by John Kett,
Yesterday’s Children: A somewhat unusual local history book written by John Kett in 1980 has been reprinted by the Historical Society by kind permission of the Kett Family.

The price of the book is £3.50 or £4.75 including post & package.

All…

Jeremiah Able
A Norfolk Smuggler: Jeremiah Abel was born in Morton-on-the-Hill, Norfolk on 7th December 1764. Supported his family by farming, and later running a butchery business, but he sought to supplement his income by a more risky venture:…

Then and Now
Photo selection of Then and Now. Click on file to view full screen....

Property Deeds and Documents
A collection of old deeds and documents are at the Heritage Centre which are often a neglected historical source.... Click on file to view full screen....

Christmas in Cawston 1950s and 1960s
Preparations for Christmas in Cawston in the 1950’s and 1960’s started just after Bonfire night. This was the time
when the small family-owned business in the village began to decorate their shop windows....

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Life in Cawston 1870-1900
Many of the cottages and farm houses in Cawston during the late 19th century dated back to the 17th and 18th century....

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Life at Ratcatchers Row
The houses that once stood at the Ratcatchers Row (also called Rats Row) at Eastgate were demolished in the early 1960s....

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Days Gone By
January also brought another special occasion, the blessing of the plough in the Church on the first Monday after Twelfth Night, before the year's work in the fields began....

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Cawston 1864
Cawston is a considerable parish 2 miles East of Reepham and 4 miles W.S.W. of Aylsham comprising 1010 inhabitants....

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Do You Remember the 1930s
Whilst looking through some old photographs I came across a picture....

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Highwaymen
Highwayman, well mounted, attacked Mr. Johnson, presented a pistol at his breast, and robbed him of fourteen shillings in silver and halfpence....

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Poems
Poems in general:

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Bell Ringers
Bell Ringer photos...

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Plane Crash 1990
Plane Crash by the Woodrow Cross Roads....

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Charity Concert 1908 Notice.
Concert held in the School Room 1908....

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Charity Concert 1912 Notice
Concert in aid of Church restoration and Sunday School funds....

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