CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19): Following government advice, all of our public talks and events have been postponed. We hope to invite our speakers again when we are able to restart the programme. Members will be kept informed by email and the website updated. Members will continue to receive regular issues of the Brundall & Braydeston Chronicle via Royal Mail.



Janet Muter Rescue of a Garden coverA special Christmas present from Brundall

Looking for an unusual Christmas present? 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
50th Anniversary
Brundall School taken around the
                                1970s project update


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. The picture shows a class hard at work in the 1970s.

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 that our materials inspired.

Although public events connected with the project have been postponed, Brundall Local History Group is still working on the production of a series of free and easily-downloadable digital materials for home learning and enjoyment,supported by the Co-op’s Community Fund. Launch dates will be announced on the website in due course.




A Henry Morse van in the
                                                          1930sBrundall's blooming rose businesses

Brundall once had a thriving horticultural industry. It’s said that coaches used to stop just so the occupants could admire the sight and scent of fields of roses.One of Henry Morse's trucks is pictured right, in the 1930s.

Discover the stories of Henry Morse and Co and Ronald Tooke.


New grant to help archive holders - including Brundall Local History Group


Norfolk County Council’s Record Office (NRO) has been awarded a grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund of up to £217,400 to support a new three-year project entitled, Community Archives: Skills, Support and Sustainability.

As the name suggests, the project will provide communities with the skills and support they need to create sustainable community archives. The grant has been used to recruit two community archivists to work across Norfolk with community groups across the county - including Brundall Local Hstory Group - to train people in archive skills, such as cataloguing their collections, digitization and recording oral history interviews.

This will mean people now and in the future can locate and consult historically important resources.




Watch a rare film of a wedding reception in Brundall in 1949.

A still from the film -
                                      copyright EAFAOn a blustery November afternoon in 1949, guests arrive at the Roman Catholic Chapel of St George in  Fishergate, Norwich, to attend the wedding of Henry Woods and Remina Valori.  Brief glimpses of the inside of the chapel show the ceremony under way, before the newlyweds emerge smiling and posing for photographs.The bridal party departs in the Rolls Royce cars with the guests following in a pair of coaches, all headed for the reception venue: the White Horse in Brundall.
Find out more and view the film, courtesy of the East Anglian Film Archive.



Welcome to Brundall
Local History Group


Linking generations across the

community through collecting,

preserving & sharing

information & memories about our history and heritage

Brundall
                          Local History Group logo
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) usually meets on the third Thursday of the month in The Memorial Hall for a talk.  See ‘Our Events’ for details. 

We charge £2.50 for the evening which includes tea or coffee and a biscuit, or you can pay an annual subscription of £12 and become a memb
er.  Members are admitted free to the talks and also receive quarterly newsletters.  Both visitors and new members are always very welcome.

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 enquiries@brundallvillagehistory.org.uk and we'll do our best to help.

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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.