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Village Walk by Karen Wells.pdf
Karen remembers the people and places she knew from her time in Cawston. Many of the shops and businesses are no longer here but still live in the memories of those who have lived or still live in Cawston. The photo is of Mr and Mrs Wilson taken in…

The Austin Family History.pdf
The history comprises family trees and Census information. Robert's ancestors all lived in Norfolk and mainly in the Cawston area. They were butchers, labourers, laundresses, brickmakers, needlewomen and publicans. For more information on Robert's…

Seagate or Sygate.pdf
It is sometimes argued that the name Sygate is a corruption of the name Southgate but as the people of Cawston and Sygate know this cannot be the case since Sygate is actually north of Cawston. The name Sygate is thought to be taken from the Old…

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Cherry trees in Cawston church.jpeg
These beautiful cherry trees were planted in memory of Major Rodwell. Sadly they had to be taken down as the roots were pushing out the churchyard wall. Click on file to view on full screen.

Football club 1976.jpeg
In 1976 the Cawston Football Club won three cups; the North East Norfolk Championship Cup, the League Cup and the Aylsham Charity Cup. The team also reached the semi-final of the Norfolk Junior Cup Competition. The team are pictured in this cutting…

Possible Roman fort at Sygate.pdf
A 1993 aerial photograph shows the outline of a building close to Malt House Farm which could be a Roman fort. A number of Roman artefacts have been found in the area close to the Roman road known to have passed through Cawston. Click on file to view…

David Palgrave remembers life in The Loke.pdf
In this item David Palgrave recounts his memories of living in one of the cottages in The Loke Cawston. His family lived there from 1956 to 1964 when the cottages were sold. The Howes and the Chatters also lived in the cottages.

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Portraits in Wood and Stone.pdf
In this article John Kett points out that the bosses in St Agnes Cawston may well be portraits of men and women who supported the church in its early days. He goes on to talk about the gargoyles or water spouts that project from the gutters of…

In the past.pdf
John Kett was headteacher of Cawston Primary School from 1952 to 1978. In this article he remembers his time there recalling the less than ideal sports facilities and the messy job of reproducing the school magazine.

CHURCH PULPITS .pdf
John Kett explains that until the early 1600s priests delivered their sermons in front of the altar or from the Rood Loft. Pulpits vary a great deal in design and construction. The pulpit in St Agnes Church is supported on a wooden stem and dates…

St Agnes font Med view.jpg
The font at St Agnes Cawston described as a 'fantastic example of late mediaeval devotional art and liturgy' is octagonal with an elaborate font cover. Once painted in bright colours it is likely that the seven sacraments were depicted as well as…

Pews and Poppyheads.pdf
Before the 13C there was no seating in our churches. The first seats were attached to the wall of the church but by the time St Agnes was built in the 15C provision of pews became general.

To find out more about the history of the seating in St…

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To see more photographs of the procession and blessing click on files to view full screenTo watch a short video in which Rev Andrew Whitehead talks about Plough Sunday/Monday click here

William Dove 1809 - 1866.pdf
The resource is an extract from a book by Tony Satchell. 'Linked by chains and lineage' published in Ashburton, Victoria AU in 1992. It provides a background to the Dove family, the political situation in the early 1800s and details about life in a…

Brandiston.pdf
The article written by John Kett appeared in the parish magazine in September 1989. It describes the buildings and surrounding countryside providing us with a snapshot of a winter's day strolling through the village. The file includes an image of the…

Catalogue of documents relating to land & property in Cawston.pdf
Click on the files to see the full details of the resources. The contents include papers relating to Cooks of Cawston, family history of the Clements family, an Inclosure document outlining the Cawston boundary, documents relating to Roopham House, 3…

Farm sale 1917 .pdf
The resource includes the poster for the auction sale and the brochure detailing the farms, their buildings and land. Click on the files to view in full screen.

Agricultural estate sale Cawston 30 May 1910.pdf
The resource includes the brochure printed for the auction together with a map showing all the premises and land offered for sale. Click on the files to view in full screen.

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Betty Dewing (Brown Owl), Fay Chapman and Betty Dewing are also featured in an item about the Brownies and Guides. Clickhere to find out more.

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On 9 April 1983 Cawston Rovers played in the Norfolk Primary Cup Final at Carrow Road which they won 2-1 against Britannia Prison.

The other most significant thing about the game which caused a media frenzy both locally and nationally was that it…

Open mornings poster Feb to July 2024.pdf
The Heritage room is in the Village Hall, Our open morning is the first Saturday in the month between 10am and 12noon or Contact us to arrange a visit. For more infomation see Click Here to visit out fb page. We need your help!In order to maintain…

Billiard Trophy.pdf
Cawston Institute Billirds....

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Chapman Alec.pdf
Alec and Beryl Chapman ran the Cawston Post Office from 1934. These photographs of Alec and Beryl Chapman together with staff were taken in the shop and garden. For more on the history of the post office click here. Click on the file to view in full…

Platinum Jubilee 2022.pdf
2nd June at 9.30pm lighting of the beacon to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The church was decorated with flower arrangements,

A Royal Scarecrow Festival.

4th June at 1pm to 4 pm party in the park.

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Boathouse at Cawston Manor.pdf
Cawston Manor in 1934 was sold to Lt Colonel Herbert McDougall who in 1936 had the Japanese-style boathouse built by the inspiration of the
distinguished Norfolk architect Cecil Upcher and built by the Cawston Builder Norman Howard, bricks used…

A Walk at Christmas.pdf
A Poem by John Kett....

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Walk Down Chalel Street 1930s by Ivan Purdy.pdf
Starting at the market place we have the Kings Head a popular spot after a
days work, Next door the shoemakers shop where Mr. Tom Pitchers earned his living....

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Reg Bishop.pdf
"I was asleep in my hammock before the torpedo hit Hecla. I remember the ship shuddering and coming to a halt. This was because the first torpedo hit in the boiler room and we lost all steam....

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Lived in…

Memorial Slabs in Church.pdf
There are a number of remembrance Memorial Slabs set in the floor....

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Church windows & Stained glass.pdf
Some history of the church windows....

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HMS Cornwall 5th April 1942.pdf
History of HMS Cornwall as told by David Reid in memory of Lieutenant David Savile Read - a relative, This was the same ship that Frederick Stanley Gaskin of Cawston lost his life....

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WI Table Cloth Covers.pdf
This very unique table cover was made by the Cawston W.I. in the
1977 Jubilee year....

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Armistice Day 1918.pdf
Church photo on 11th November 1918 with the flag on the tower...

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Social Club.pdf
The Social Club stated in about 1990 and sadly closed in 2021....

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Cawston School 1961 HD.pdf
Group Photo - Cawston School...

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Gift to Village Hall.pdf
Plaque for Adrian Harrison who in 2016 left 1/4 of his estate to the Village hall....

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Estate being sold near Woodrow 1766.pdf
Norwich Mercury news paper piece dated 1766....

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Pottery Classes.pdf
Pottery classes were held in Cawston Village Hall, there were facilities to do almost anything....

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Art Classes.pdf
For many years Art classes were held at Cawston Village Hall ....

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Baby & Toddle Group.pdf
Cawston Baby & Toddler Group started 28th September 1983, no record when group closed.

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Avis Marsh.pdf
Scouting was her life....

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Bluestone and  Station and History.pdf
Bluestone Plantation and Railway....

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