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On Sunday 14th October the Social Committee held a History Day in the Village Hall, and despite the road closure, were very pleased that so many people came along to have a look at the old photographs and other memorabilia from bygone days
We hope there was something for everyone, including tales of village life how things used to be, village ghost stories, wartime stories, including facts about the two planes that crashed during World War II, and information about the draining of the Fens.
It was also a rare opportunity to see Mike Browns aerial photographs from the 1960s and 1970s.
An article in the Lynn News (12 October) told a story about two families connected by a village tragedy that happened almost ninety years ago; because of this article three people attending the day discovered a family connection that none of them knew existed and spent much of the afternoon studying their family tree!
Several people attending had lived in the village at one time but we were also pleased that several people attending were newcomers everyone was very welcome.
Admission was free and proceeds from the sale of refreshments went to Village Hall funds.