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Cawston 1864 suppiled by Mr Peter Kett.pdf
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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Days Gone By by John Kett.pdf
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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Life at Ratcatchers Row by Michael Yaxley.pdf
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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Walk Cawston Eastgate P.pdf
Selection of walks in Cawston. Also Click Here to see Cawston Heath map and history. Walks will be added as time permit.... Click on file to view full screen...

Memories 1914 1920s by O N Thrower Buster.pdf
In 1914 at the start of The War, soldiers on horseback went through the Street.... Click on file to view full screen....

Life in Cawston 1870-1900 (Victorian Age) by Michael Yaxley.pdf
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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Christmas in Cawston 1950s & 60s by Michael Yaxley.pdf
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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Cawston Primary School 1954 to 1960 by Michael Yaxley.pdf
The first years of one’s life are normally the years that one treasures most and for many children going to school is the first experience of being outside the care of their family....

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Heritage Open Day June 2019.pdf
Open day was held on the 29th June. The day went really well with lots of support and with the help of a wonderful team of helpers. Thank you....

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Property Deeds and Documents.pdf
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....

Chapel Memories by Mary Gurteen.pdf
Mary Gurteen: It is more than 50 years since I first went to Sunday School, and continued to go almost every Sunday for the next twelve years....

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Chapel Memories by Eileen Oakes.pdf
Eileen Oakes Memories from 1929:
One of the highlights of the year, the great day was always the first Sunday in June, when June days were warm and sunny....

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Chapel Memories by Michael Yaxley.pdf
Wesleyan Reform Sunday School in Cawston in the 1950s and 1960s. What was it that made the Wesleyan Reform Sunday School in Cawston so appealing in the 1950s and 1960s....

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In The Days of Steam by Dennis W Easton.pdf
Dennis W. Easton: Way back in the 30's we worked from the station yard so I saw several things happen there. I remember one day an engine coming off the track... Click on file to view full screen....

Looking Back into the past 1920s by Ivan Purdy.pdf
Ivan Purdy: Living in Cawston in the late 1920’s was vastly different to the life and conditions we know today.
My first thoughts are about transport and how people moved around in those days....

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Eastgate Fruit Farm June 2019.pdf
COMING ASHORE - Captain Horatio Carter in Eastgate. He acquired a freehold at Eastgate in Cawston around 1909 and set about establishing a fruit farm there. Kelly’s Directory of 1912 listed him as a “fruit grower”.... Click on file to view full…

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

Accumulator Battery.pdf
The Accumulator Battery was taken to the locale garage or bicycle shop and was used for the wirelesses....

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Victoria One Penny Model 1844 to 1848.pdf
These model coins were engraved and issued by Joseph Moore between 1844 and 1848....

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Railway Screw Spike.pdf
Also called a sleeper screw, rail screw or lag bolt....

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Peter Bailey Summer Term 1936.pdf
As I spent my holiday in the country this year----We left home at 10.30 and after passing through Newmarket and Norwich, arrived in Cawston at 3pm....

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Chapel Memories by Ivan Purdy.pdf
The Sunday School Outings of the three Sunday schools in the village were real red letter days....

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A Stroll Through The Centuries.pdf
A GLIMPSE OF CAWSTON'S HISTORY:
In the not-too-distant past, when cars were few and television unthought of....

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Memories of Cawston 1930s Alfred Easton.pdf
Alfred Easton: There were a number of real old characters in Cawston when I was a boy, and some kind benefactors too....

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Rose Tooke Interview.pdf
Audio Interview of 100 year old Rose Tooke by Vic and Sally Purdy....

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Railway Spike Nail.pdf
A large nail/spike with an offset head used to secure railway rails or base plate to wooden railroad ties/sleepers....

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Jeremiah Abel BIOGRAPHY.pdf
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:…

Wesleyan Reform Chapel Indenture 1854.pdf
Chapel Indenture 1854....

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Within These Ancient Walls.pdf
Within These Ancient Walls. Discovering St. Agnes’ Church by Susie Timms....

A very detailed book with the objective being to produce a full-length analytical history on our church and lots more....

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Red Jungle.pdf
"Red Jungle" by John Cross, D.C.M which is a book about a tiny British party left behind in Malayato in 1942 to radio intellgence, they joined up with other British soldiers including Jim Wight....

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A Fearful Freedom book about Jim Wright WW2.pdf
This book is about the amazing survival story which tells how Jim Wright, a Norfolk gamekeeper's son, aged 23, managed to evade capture by the Japanese in WW2....

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Jim Wight survival behind the lines WW2.pdf
Jim Wight: Private 5776863 6th Battalion. The Royal Norfolk Regiment.
Extraordinary survival behind the lines in Japanese occupied territory WW2.
Full story in the book "A Fearful Freedom" by Robert Hammond and is also in the book "Red Jungle" by…

Haveringland and Parishes - Country Show 1910.pdf
Haveringland and Parishes - Country Show 1910. A record attendance of upwards of 4000 were present at the seventh annual show of the North Norfolk Horticultural and Poultry Association, held in Haverland Park.... Click on file to view full…

Cricket Funday at Cawston 2017.pdf
The grass was cut and the pitch all marked out, match not serious and played with tennis ball.

There was a BBQ and refreshments and a lovely afternoon was had by all.

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Yesterday's Children By John Kett.pdf
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.

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WW2 Gift to H.M. Forces.pdf
Provide funds and to send gifts to our Prisoners of War....

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School History Project 1971.pdf
Notes and Illustrations - Part of a Junior C.P.R.E project....

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Doctors Invoice 1944 45.pdf
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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Cawston Memories by Frank Hannibal.pdf
The year was 1952 I had just reached the all-knowing age of 11....

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Pigeon Club.pdf
Club was ran from the Bell Inn Public House....

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Cubs.pdf
Photo of the Cubs 1914/15

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Douglas Brothers and Extracts from WW1 Diaries by Steve Andrews.pdf
Douglas Brothers and Extracts from WW1 Diaries. Children of Henry a Carpenter & Emma Douglas & having one brother & sister all of New Street Cawston.... Click on file to view full screen....

Fishing Club.pdf
Cawston Fishing Club use and look after Booton Clay Pits.... Click on file to view full screen....

Court Pride of Cawston.pdf
On Whit Sunday the members of the Court “Pride of Cawston,” No. G 092, of the A.O.F. (Norwich and East Norfolk District), attended divine service during the evening, when appropriate sermon was preached the Rev. T. Brown of....

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Police Constables and Specials of Yesteryears.pdf
Police Constables and Specials of Yesteryears....

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Bomber Plane Crash WW2 Bluestone Plantation.pdf
Handley Page Hampden Bomber Plane 1941

WW11 Bomber Plane crash.

On February 10th 1941 a Handley Page Hampden bomber plane crashed into Bluestone plantation killing all the aircrew: Flight Lieutenant John Frutiger, Sergeant John Hill, Flight…

Down Memory Lane Early 1900s By Stanley Oakes.pdf
Written by the late Mr Stanley Oakes in 2002....

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Zeppelins Last Visit WW1.pdf
Zeppelins last visit from the school exercise book of N. B. Howard age about 10 years.... Mr Charles Clements in his Memories of old Cawston read: Zeppelin Raids; One of the worst moments was when one of the airships cut its engines and drifted in…

Dennys School Memories by Dennis Easton.pdf
Cawston old school stood at the top of Cook's Hill....

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RCAF Ration Book.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force Airmen's Canteen Cigarette & Confectionery Ration Book.

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