Past and PresentBrundall Past and Present in Photographs

See what's changed in the village over the years!

This book has more than 100 photos showing vintage images alongside contemporary views.

It is available at Brundall Home Hardware in Links Avenue, Brundall, priced at £7.50. Just ask for it at the counter!   

Join the Brundall Local History Group

Why not sign up to the BLHG? Your membership annual subscription of £12 covers the following:

  •  Free admission to BLHG’s annual programme of talks at Brundall Memorial Hall, Links Avenue (£2.50 to visitors) Find out about our events.
  •  Receipt of our regularly published Brundall & Braydeston Chronicle containing new local research and stories
  • Regular e-news to keep you up to date with local history related events and activities
  • Opportunities to join our Archive Working Group of volunteers  to help catalogue the BLHG community archive collection
  • The maintenance and upgrading of our website , packed with local stories, images and learning resources.
  • A contribution towards the research and production of new local publications, community learning resources and outreach work

Street NamesDiscover your road's history

Brundall Local History Group has compiled an alphabetical list of all the present street names in Brundall with an explanation of their origins.

Click here to discover the origin of your street's name

Looking for a lockdown read?Janet Muter Rescue of a Garden

Why not take a look at our collection of Brundall books for sale?  We have a fine collection on offer, including a limited number of copies of Janet Muter's fascinating account of the history and restoration of the magnificent gardens at Lake House, Brundall: Rescue of a Garden at the reduced price of £8.50.

There is also Brundall Past and Present in Photographs,
which reproduces vintage images from the group's Community Archive alongside contemporary views.

Another one to look out for is Trees of Brundall and Braydeston,
made up of eleven leaflets written by John Fleetwood, then Brundall tree warden. Two volumes of Houses of Brundall and Braydeston are on offer, along with other books revealing the history of our village.
See our shop page for sales of our books.

Brundall Primary School

In partnership with the school, Brundall Local History Group has been researching and compiling local memories and photographs of everyday life in the village over the last 50 years.
The school officially opened in September 1969, the first school to be built in the village. .

A set of learning resources was successfully delivered to the school for its special “Brundall Memories” study week in February. This generated interest and enthusiasm among the teachers and children and wonderful feedback has been received about the work our materials inspired.

Although public events connected with the project were postponed, Brundall Local History Group produced a series of free and easily-downloadable digital materials for home learning and enjoyment,supported by the Co-op’s Community Fund. Now they are available online for everyone to enjoy.

Visit the Brundall Memories collection here

Welcome to Brundall
Local History Group

Linking generations across the

community through collecting,

preserving & sharing

information & memories about our history and heritage

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Brundall in Norfolk is a large Broadland village about seven miles east of Norwich off the road to Yarmouth.  It is on the River Yare and has two railway stations. The population was a mere 63 in 1836 but once Norfolk’s first railway was opened in 1844 it grew over the years to the approximately 5,000 that it is today. 

Brundall Local History Group (BLHG) is planning to meet monthly on Saturday afternoons in The Memorial Hall for a talk.  See ‘Our Events’ for details and dates. 

We aim to discover as much as we can about Brundall’s history, to record it, and to share it.

If you think you may have information or photographs that we don’t, if you know of any errors or omissions, or if you want to know more about the Brundall or the BLHG we’d love to hear from you.

And if you have any queries for us, please email and we'll do our best to help.


Copyright: Nothing on this website may be copied or published without the permission of the Brundall Local History Group. This does not mean we will not give permission, but you do have to ask us. The archive material has come from many sources and there are many copyright holders.