Carbrooke History

All set for Heritage weekend

Come and celebrate Carbrooke Heritage for the weekend of 30th June to 2nd July, lots planned, but still looking for new stories, photos or artefacts. This is our village, our Heritage, please get in touch. Carbrooke Festival 30th June, 1st & 2nd July ‘The Life and Times of Carbrooke.’ Exploring Carbrooke life, now and in…

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Carbrooke Heritage and History Group news – May 2017

We had a fascinating trip to the ‘Ghost villages of Norfolk,’ the West Tofts Military training area on 5th April. Although it is right on our doorstep, I expect few of us are aware of the 100 sq. miles which make up the area, apart, perhaps from the occasional window rattling ‘bombing’ activities we may…

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Heritage group visits STANTA

Earlier in the month the Carbrooke History and Heritage Group where lucky to have one of the rare visits to the STANTA Army Training Area. The site is steeped in history and an unspoilt haven for wildlife. In 1942  approximately 30,000 acres (120 km2) was cleared to make way for training area as part of…

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Carbrooke Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Village Hall at 7pm on Monday 3 April 2017. All members of the parish are invited to attend. The Annual Parish Meeting is an opportunity for parishioners to discuss parish affairs and to pass resolutions thereon (although it should be noted that such resolutions will not…

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Heritage Group News

We have lots going on in the next few months! On the 5th April we have arranged a coach tour to the ghost villages of Stanta Training area, the whole area was closed to the public in 1942, and is now used for military training. The inhabitants were given 2 weeks to leave their homes…

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Carbrooke Heritage group news

As we start a New Year, we can look back on the past year, as one of surprises, uncertainty,  joy and sadness. The many events that shaped the year may have been the topic of conversation at the time, but in years to come, will they just be a moment in time, or will they…

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Churchyard surveys for Wayland Villages

The Wayland Partnership ‘Growing Together Project’ is delighted to be able to support the County Wildlife Action Project, Churchyard Surveys 2017. Working in conjunction with Gemma Walker, Project Officer with Norfolk Wildlife Trust and a team of local volunteers, our objective is to survey all our beautiful Wayland Churchyards, identifying and recording the plant life…

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Renovated memorial ready in time for Service of remembrance

If you’ve been following the Parish Council minutes over the last few years you’ll have seen that we have been in the process of getting the Village War Memorial at the church cleaned and restored. Brett and Son stone masons in Watton undertook the work for us which was ready for this year’s Service of…

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Carbrooke Nativity renovated in time for Advent

1928, the Vicar of Carbrooke Rev. George Chambers commissioned a set of 24″ Plaster Nativity figures for Carbrooke Church, the figures were dressed in the style of 1920’s and very unusual. Sadly over the years the figures have become more and more damaged, to the extent that they have not been able to be used…

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