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Welcome to the Thorpe Hamlet History Group

Following the publication of 'Memories of Thorpe Hamlet Norwich' the group responsible for the book have passed on the torch to a new group which has been set up to look at various aspects of the history of Thorpe Hamlet.  The group normally meets at the Plumstead Road library. If you are interested in any aspect of the recent or distant history of the Hamlet call Ken Lock on 702 734 for more information.

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Has a shop you remember disappeared forever?

Following the success of the street names project (see below) the group is now compiling a booklet on shops in the hamlet that have disappeared.
If you have any memories of shops that have become houses or have been demolished please e-mail them to us and we will include them on the personal memories page and consider them for inclusion in the new booklet

New publication

The group visit the Water tower     

The group have recently published the stories behind all the street names in the Hamlet. For a taster visit the new web page that's 'right up my street'

Plumstead Road Library

We are very grateful to the Plumstead Road Library who have generously offer the library for meetings of the new history group.

Love your Library

There are lots of events put on by your local library on Plumstead Rd throughout the year.

Visit the Plumstead Library website

 

On a brilliantly sunny day in June the group visited the waterworks and water tower at the heart of the hamlet.

Here are some photographs of the visit. Click on any thumbnail to enlarge it and click your back button to return to this page.

         

                 

Out of print book

Local Links
Find other sites about Thorpe Hamlet.

In 1972 Geoffrey Goreham wrote a description and history of
Thorpe Hamlet

Click on this link to read the text of this interesting booklet that is now out of print

 

Catch up with the news from the local media. Visit the Forum in Norwich, see Norwich live through the live BBC webcams

Find local accommodation and lots more interesting sites on our links page. If you know about a site we have missed please e-mail at the address at the bottom of the page

Factory Surprise

At the end of October the group visited the Thompson and Joseph building on Plumstead Rd where they were surprised to find a thriving local business that has two distinct operations. One is an agricultural monitoring and treatment service that also imports specialist agrichemicals. The other is a jam and pickle factory that produces high quality (we know we tasted them) and prize winning produce under the name Norfolk Garden. you can buy their products in Jarrolds, Morrisons, The forum, Tunstead Barns amongst other outlets. They also make the Garden of Suffolk range for sale over the border.

 
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This page was last updated  March, 2015