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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. Also thanks for the projectors! They were rented!

 

Barroway Drove Community Website :: Archives for: 2010, week 31 >>>

Dragon boat racingThis year there will be 28 teams and each race will be competed by four dragon boats.
Kerry Heffernan of Downham Market Town Council said four boats in each race will make for some really exciting racing and will be great to watch.
So the message from the organising working party is Come on.
Get your team entries in quickly we only have a few team spaces left
The Water Festival is an annual event and is free of charge for spectators who will also find lots to entertain them ashore as well as watching the racing.
Nobody goes hungry with a good selection of food outlets doing a roaring trade.
Lots of stalls, a roundabout, trampoline bouncing and funfair complete the line up.
A complete fun day for all the family and entry is free!
Programmes are available in mid July from LEWKS in Wales Court, Downham Market.
Howard Phillips, Chairman of the Working Party, said we are all volunteers and thoroughly enjoy organising this special day every year.
I should like to thank Downham Market Town Council for their backing without which we could not hold the event.
And special thanks too to Archant for their generous sponsorship, and the Borough of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk too.

Barroway Drove Community Website :: Archives for: 2007, week 39 >>>

A few items of news, firstly sorry for the lack of updates recently.
I have been a bit preoccupied with other matters recently so not had the time to spend on news for the site.
However, the new Village newsletter that’s soon to be delivered to the houses in the Village is now on the site.
Take a look at http://www.barrowaydrove.org/typo3/index.php?id=news
The Barroway Drove Social Committee are having a Cake Stall at the Military Day at Rookery Farm at Denver.
Proceeds from the stall will go to Hall funds.
If anyone would like to donate a cake please could they bring it to the Hall on Sunday 30th at 9-30am. or ring 01366 324207.
Your help would be appreciated.
We have a couple of Children’s activities planned for October, firstly during half term we have
a free Art Workshop for the 11-16 year olds.
It’s being held at the Village Hall from 1pm until 4pm.
There are limited places so booking is essential, please call 01366 382380.
The second activity is our annual Children’s Trick or Treat.
This is a supervised event where a group of Children are taken around the Village visiting houses as a group.
Under 8’s must be accompanied by an Adult.
We usually have lots of interest in this activity and the more the merrier, it’s a safe way for your Children to celebrate Halloween especially considering the nature of our road at night.
The group will be meeting at the Village Hall at 5pm.
Alix is returning on the 27th October at the Village Hall, there will be a licensed bar.
Admission is 5 which includes a sausage supper.
Please call 01366 324207 for tickets.
Dancing in the Village Hall has returned on Friday evenings.
All abilities are welcome.
7:30 until 9:30pm every Friday, 2 per session which includes a drink.
You can come with or without a partner.

What should the road through our Village be called?

Apple
We have not had a letter from BCKLWN, but perhaps they have only been sent to people who live along Barroway Drove itself, and not those who live in Hootens Row, Lady Drove or Cuckoo Road for instance. If that is so, it again begs the question, ‘why change the name?’ since the existing address is clearly working as it should, and has for years. Does the letter contain anything specifically about numbering?Any chance of placing a scan of it on here for all to see? (personal details removed first of course).If BCKLWN are offering only these two names, and people are unhappy with them, why put up with it? Maybe it is time to make feelings known to the parish and borough councillors? after all, they are SUPPOSED to represent the council tax payer and work FOR us, not for bureaucrats at BCKLWN.Time for them to earn their choccy biscuits and other expenses I think.If Barroway Drove is to be numbered for ‘SAFETY’ reasons, as the BCKLWN was claiming at its presentation, then Lady Drove, Cuckoo Road etc should be treated the same otherwise the whole thing will be like a pig with one ear.
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Madness, So we have to change all our documents,from tax, car,bills,schools,friends,etc, etc just so some jobsworth can shufffle some more paper around .I have sent my reply,, though THE DROVE and MAIN ROAD does not feature [you, your department and unfit for purpose did] I will await a reply
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Watch out for this!A change of road name may well give rise to a new postcode, just as it did when a road in Salter’s Lode was renamed not long ago.The post office continued to use either postcode for about a year but then would only acknowledge the new postcode.I have this from a reliable source but stress that it is not from my own experience. However, it stands to reason that if this is to happen then the BCKLWN will want to keep this news for a later date.See the other thread on this topic for more info and background…http://barrowaydrove.org/smf/index.php/topic,270.15.htmlQuote from my entry dated 20 10 2009 on that thread:’A friend who lives in Salter’s Lode told me that a road there was subject to a name change fairly recently, from Sluice Road to The Lane. Following the changeover every property had to have a new postcode. They were able to use either postcode for a year but had to use the new one afterwards.It seems likely that if the road name is changed here, then all residents will probably be in this position’The Parish council have been totally silent on this subject, so what is the point of them being here?, they are SUPPOSED to represent us!If anyone here objects to any aspect of this scheme the time to complain to BCKLWN is now, and if anyone wants to complain to the man at the top, address your correspondence to Ray Harding, Chief Executive, BCKLWN.
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(This post was made originally at the ‘numbering’ thread but also relates to the proposed change of road name).Hmmmmm! I had a chat with a lady from BCKLWN about this today.She said that they had ‘identified a need’ to number Barroway Drove because of the building of new properties which was ‘causing problems’ with regard to identifying them.Therefore, according to her, they approached the Parish Council who, she said, agreed to the imposition of a numbering scheme, as well as a change of road name.Anyone who attended the presentations will recall that we were all told that the PC had said that they did not want a numbering scheme or for the road name to be changed, but that the BC had told them that this was ‘being driven by the emergency services’.The lady to whom I spoke today said that the emergency services can sometimes make requests for numbering but that the approach to the BC could only be actioned if it came from the PC, and that there had not been any representation made by the emergency services with regard to Barroway Drove.Mind you, she also said that she thought ‘Main Road’ was a perfectly acceptable name for a rural village road, citing Burnham Market as having a road of that name, (which, according to Google Maps & Bing Maps, it does not).She also said that the ‘consultation period’ is drawing to a close, so if anyone wants to make any comments on the way this matter has been handled, or on the unimaginative choice of road names, you need to register them now, (in writing), with the BCKLWN and ideally with the PC.It would be a lot better if the BCKLWN could actually tell people the truth of course.
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I have a feeling your are right Apple , 6years ago I asked the planning chaps about planning permission on Barroway Drove and was told If its in the village go for it, if not, no chance, but wait a few years ,as its likely to change,this change seems to be coming ,with all Barroway Drove now being classified as” A Village” and unclassified numbers being openly discussed, going to mains sewage ,at the same time I presume other utilities will also go under ground and with Downham Market expanding at a fast rate, its only time before it expands here. I will speak to the planning chaps again and lets see what they have to say [new applications soon?]
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Barroway Drove Community Website :: Archives for: 2007, week 26 >>>

We have our first two Community Editors.
Fenlander from the forums has volunteered to work on the History section of the site.
We also have the The Norfolk Shed from the forums who has volunteered to create a gardening section.
Hopefully once they have had a chance to read the documentation for the site, tried to fathom out where they are going, had their first nervous breakdown they’ll start to publish pages on the Web Portal.
The documentation is in a draft state so it might be a while before they can release their work to the outside world.
Let me thank them again for volunteering.
If anybody else would like to get involved in helping with the site please drop me an email via http://www.barrowaydrove.org/typo3/index.php?id=contactadmin on the Web Portal.
You could perhaps take over the front news section here, write a section on the web portal, or suggest something else.
The site is for residents of Barroway Drove, so if you have a suggestion please post it on the forums or drop me an email.
Tim

Barroway Drove Community Website :: Archives for: 2008, week 4 >>>

With all of the rain recently you are more likely thinking about flooding rather than snow, however come February time there is always a chance of a day or two of snow.
We just wanted to remind you of a couple of things this site can offer in the way of information. Firstly a way to check on flood warnings, on the web portal we have a page that links to the Environment Agency site.
To save you finding the floodline information use this page http://www.barrowaydrove.org/typo3/index.php?id=floodline0 to go directly to the information.
Also, talking of snow there is always a possibility if we do get snow this year that the odd school will be closed.
You can see the latest status of all the Norfolk schools here http://www.barrowaydrove.org/typo3/index.php?id=schoolclosures rather than rely on a radio report.
The page is updated regularly by Norfolk county council so you can just refresh it every so often.
Both of these pages come directly from the sources and as such are always as up to date as possible.

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Following on from the discussions earlier this year we have now recieved a letter about the fate of the house numbering scheme for Barroway Drove.
The Council have decided we are indeed a Village and as such we need to have a name for the road.
There are two options, The Drove and Main Road.
There was some objection at the meetings to Main Road and it appears this has been listened to because the Councils preference is for The Drove.
However, they have left the decision up to us and enclosed a form that can be posted back to the Council to make your vote.
For a bit of background the road actually needs a name and can’t be the same as the Village name, it’s something to do with the way the post address would work and if it wasn’t made different we would actually become part of Stowbridge.
I’ll make no claim to the accuracy of that statement but that’s the vague recolection of the conversation had with the Council at the public consultation.
Just out of interest I’ve created a poll on the forum to canvas opinion from our users.
Nothing official but just to get a feel for peoples preference.
The poll is here – http://barrowaydrove.org/smf/index.php/topic,404.0.html
and for those of you not aware of the House Numbering Scheme please take a look a the documentation here – http://barrowaydrove.org/smf/index.php?action=mgallery;sa=album;id=4

Barroway Drove Community Website :: Archives for: 2009, week 43 >>>

This week we have two activities on at the Village Hall.
The first is the children’s trick or treat walk.
This is organised to be a village wide event so people can trick or treat with their children along our rather dark and somewhat dangerous road as a group.
Meeting at 4:30pm at the Village Hall.
We are starting early this year to allow people to get to the spooky stories evening on the same day.
All children must be accompanied by an adult, can adults please bring torches and if you can have reflective clothing it would be appreciated.
If you wish us to visit your house either put out a pumpkin or email angela.wiseman@barrowaydrove.org you will not get more then 25 children visiting.
The second event is being held later in the day at the Village Hall, Mike Petty tells some Fenland Spooky Stories.
Learn more about the spooky goings on around our village.
Advanced Tickets 5 – please order advanced tickets through angela.wiseman@barrowaydrove.org
6 on the night
Includes a chilli supper – Please bring your own drinks
There will also be a raffle.

Barroway Drove Community Website :: Archives for: 2008, week 20 >>>

10am – 4pm Downham Market Heritage Society “The Heritage Centre” will be open throughout Festival week in the Town Hall
10am – 5pm Festival Art Exhibition in the Town Hall assembly room
12 noon Carnival Parade Assembles at Heygate’s Mill
1pm Parade of decorated floats leaves Heygate’s Mill for its journey to the Howdale.
Led by the Peterborough Highland Pipe Band along Railway Road, Bridge Street, High Street, past Cannon Square and then along London Road before turning into Howdale Road.
Carnival Day
2.10pm Official opening of carnival day.
The Town Mayor will officially open the Carnical day events.
2.30pm Spectacular high fall show. International stunt man Mark Stannage will be jumping head first from the top of a tower
2.50pm Solo mountain bike stunt show.
3.20pm Presentation of awards for best dressed floats
3.25pm Exploding coffin escape Mark Stannage tries to escape from a coffin before it explodes
3.40pm Solo motorbike stunt show
4.10pm Death defying flaming high dive
6.30pm Open Bowls Drive at Downham Market Conservative Club, Bridge Street.
7.30pm The Centre Stage Swing Band at the Town Hall

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Barroway Drove Community Website :: Barroway Drove Past and Present brought to life in 3D! >>>

Residents of Barroway Drove and the surrounding area are invited to have a go at making a miniature replica of their homes to be displayed on a giant map of the village over the summer.
Adults and children are invited to come along to sessions being held over the summer and try their hand at model making.
The idea is to bring the villages past to life by building a 3D map of the village and recreating historical points of interest by making models of buildings like the school and the chapel both of which are now residential dwellings.
People can also make models of present day buildings.
Every summer the village hall committee hold a series of activities for the children of the village and surrounding areas; these events are always popular and this we have decided to combine the usual activities, which include arts and crafts and tie-dyeing, with the model making.
The activities will be open to all ages. The sessions will take place on the first 3 Wednesdays of the school holidays.
The model village will be on display at the villages annual Flower & Produce Show in August.
Dates for your diary:
31st July:
10am 12noon
In an English Country Garden if you like arts and crafts come along and make flowers, insects and plants to decorate the map or take home if you prefer!
7th August:
10am 12noon
Build your dream home make houses of the past, present or even the future!
And build shops, pubs, swings & slides, make a miniature telephone box or even a cricket pavilion!”
14th August:
10am 12noon
Colour your world experiment with colour, paint your models or tie-dye a tee-shirt! (Remember to bring a plain white tee-shirt)
All above activities are 1 per person.
Under 8s must be accompanied.
18th August
Village Yard Sale: 10am – 4pm
Flower and Produce Show: 12noon 4pm
Schedules for the show will be available from mid-July.
Call 01366 324207 or look on the village website:
www.barrowaydrove.org

Barroway Drove Community Website :: Archives for: 2010, week 35 >>>

At long last the hump on Barroway Drove has gone.
The contractors started on the work this Tuesday (31st August 2010) and finished on the first.
The repair has gone very well and the new road surface is something to behold.
If you look at the photographs in the gallery you can see they’ve almost taken nothing off with the planer at some points and 150mm elsewhere to smooth the surface.
They’ve also installed a fiberglass membrane between the sublayer and the top running surface to lock them together across the width of the road.
The intention of the membrane is to stop the road heaving so much hopefully stopping the hump reappearing.
Lets hope this best bit of road in the Village isn’t destroyed come the end of October when the A1122 work starts, it would be a crying shame to see all that work and 44,000 go to waste.
In the meantime Anglia Water managed to find the leak in the mains water pipe running past the farm (see the flood picture) without damaging the road too much. The water had got quite deep in places with over 50mm of water across most of their lawn.

Barroway Drove Community Website :: Archives for: September 2007 >>>

A few items of news, firstly sorry for the lack of updates recently.
I have been a bit preoccupied with other matters recently so not had the time to spend on news for the site.
However, the new Village newsletter that’s soon to be delivered to the houses in the Village is now on the site.
Take a look at http://www.barrowaydrove.org/typo3/index.php?id=news
The Barroway Drove Social Committee are having a Cake Stall at the Military Day at Rookery Farm at Denver.
Proceeds from the stall will go to Hall funds.
If anyone would like to donate a cake please could they bring it to the Hall on Sunday 30th at 9-30am. or ring 01366 324207.
Your help would be appreciated.
We have a couple of Children’s activities planned for October, firstly during half term we have
a free Art Workshop for the 11-16 year olds.
It’s being held at the Village Hall from 1pm until 4pm.
There are limited places so booking is essential, please call 01366 382380.
The second activity is our annual Children’s Trick or Treat.
This is a supervised event where a group of Children are taken around the Village visiting houses as a group.
Under 8’s must be accompanied by an Adult.
We usually have lots of interest in this activity and the more the merrier, it’s a safe way for your Children to celebrate Halloween especially considering the nature of our road at night.
The group will be meeting at the Village Hall at 5pm.
Alix is returning on the 27th October at the Village Hall, there will be a licensed bar.
Admission is 5 which includes a sausage supper.
Please call 01366 324207 for tickets.
Dancing in the Village Hall has returned on Friday evenings.
All abilities are welcome.
7:30 until 9:30pm every Friday, 2 per session which includes a drink.
You can come with or without a partner.

Barroway Drove Community Website :: Featured in the Downham News >>>

In case you missed the story, our little site has been mentioned in the Downham News.
I’ll quote the article for those that have missed it.
Obviously the story was written by Downham News and they have very generously provided a photograph for our use.
Click image for a larger version
You’ll find the story below
>>HERE<< Story by Jo Garner: Copyright Downham News/Lynn News. A Barroway Drove couple have discovered more information about their family after making contact with long-lost relatives in Canada through the village website. Kay and Geoff Beckett were approached by Vicky Howling, who passed on details she had received from Joan and Jerry Hooks, of Ontario, who were trying to find further details of Jerry's grandmother, Margaret, who was born in Barroway Drove. "Jerry's grandmother was sister to Geoff's grandmother, Sarah," explained Kay, who intends delving further into her husband's ancestors as a hobby during the autumn months. "We knew there were some cousins in Canada, but we didn't know who they were or where they lived. We've been able to fill them in with quite a few details but there are still some parts of the puzzle we have yet to solve," explained Kay, who has been swapping images of old postcards and family pictures along with the information since contact was made with the Canadian couple. She explained that Geoff's great grandmother, Susan Ivitt, was married it Isaac Jackson at Nordelph in 1873. They had three daughters, Sarah who was born in 1876, Betsy born in 1880 and Margaret born in 1882. Sarah married James Beckett and they lived in Barroway Drove all their lives, and had two sons and a daughter, Betsy, who remained single, lived in Taylors Row in the village, while Margaret emigrated to Canada. Kay added: "We know that Geoff's great grandmother died in 1915, but we still haven't managed to find out what happened to Betsy even though she lived in Barroway Drove all her life and we still don't know how Margaret came to go out to Canada. "it's a bit like doing a puzzle and trying to find the missing pieces," said Kay, who has received copies of documents from the Canadian side of the family, "We get regular e-mails from the now," she added. Jay had already spent some time looking up details of her own family and had just started delving further into the Beckett's past when news of the Hooks' inquiry came through. Geoff, a retired farmer, has lived in Barroway Drove since his early childhood and his father was born in the village. "At least we have been able to fill in some of the gaps but there are still lots more pieces to find. We have lots of old postcards and photographs of the family, but I just wish I had asked my mother-in-law a lot more questions when she was alive," said Kay. "It's made me realise how important it is to write the dates and who is who on the back of my own photographs so our own children don't have the same problems." The Hooks' original e-mail to the Barroway Drove website in July included an old photograph of the school, which immediately drew the attention from Vicky, who has a keen interest in local history and has traced her own family back seven generations, just in the village. "We started exchanging e-mails and when the name Beckett came up I got in touch with Kay and Geoff," she said. "It all happened within a few days, and I'm so please, because of my own involvement in family history. It's just nice to be able to put other people in touch with long-lost relatives.

Barroway Drove Community Website :: History Day in Village Hall >>>

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.

Barroway Drove Community Website :: Archives for: August 2010, 04 >>>

Dragon boat racingThis year there will be 28 teams and each race will be competed by four dragon boats.
Kerry Heffernan of Downham Market Town Council said four boats in each race will make for some really exciting racing and will be great to watch.
So the message from the organising working party is Come on.
Get your team entries in quickly we only have a few team spaces left
The Water Festival is an annual event and is free of charge for spectators who will also find lots to entertain them ashore as well as watching the racing.
Nobody goes hungry with a good selection of food outlets doing a roaring trade.
Lots of stalls, a roundabout, trampoline bouncing and funfair complete the line up.
A complete fun day for all the family and entry is free!
Programmes are available in mid July from LEWKS in Wales Court, Downham Market.
Howard Phillips, Chairman of the Working Party, said we are all volunteers and thoroughly enjoy organising this special day every year.
I should like to thank Downham Market Town Council for their backing without which we could not hold the event.
And special thanks too to Archant for their generous sponsorship, and the Borough of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk too.