Beachamwell History Group appeal for your old photographs

Children play on Beachamwell village green in 1930
Children play on Beachamwell village green in 1930
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This photograph from yesteryear shows children playing on Beachamwell village green in around 1930.

It comes from the archives of Beachamwell Local History Group, which is holding an open day at the village Memorial Hall on Sunday, from 11am to 4pm.

Formed just over a year ago, the group’s first open day will include a collection of archaeological finds, research on the history of Beachamwell Hall and old maps and photographs of the village.

Visitors will be able to search census data for Beachamwell for the period 1841 to 1911 thanks to the work of one of the members who has collected and organised this information.

Other items include a display on the history of Shingham and its church, and the archive being developed to catalogue material and records collected so far.

In particular, the group hopes that the event will be an opportunity for visitors to bring along any old photographs of Beachamwell or other items of local historical interest to share with the group.

The chairman, Mike Walker, said that even photographs from the recent past would soon begin to acquire value for future local historians of the village.

The group would be happy to copy photos or documents (with the owner’s permission) to add to the Local History Group archive.

Entrance to Sunday’s event is free and there will be refreshments and light lunches available; for further information contact Mike Walker on 01366 328342 or visit