Kim Saul

Kim Saul

I have lived in Belton all my life, and went to the village School in the mid 60's then I went to Lothingland secondary Modern in Lound, Suffolk, I now work in Norwich. My interests are Photography and Music.

Belton to fly the flag for Norfolk

The Thatched Cottage on the corner of Bracon road and Station road South

Return to Menu page The following piece was taken from the Eastern Daily Press on the 15th September 2006. A record number of prize winning communities across Norfolk from the smallest to the largest were congratulated at the official reception on the 14th September 2006. The winners of the latest Pride of Norfolk community awards were spread from Hethersett to Snettisham and from Bunwell to Belton with Browston near Great Yarmouth. There was unanimous praise by the judging panel for first time entrants Belton with Browston which will fly the flag for Norfolk in the National Calor village of the year competition. […]

Belton Welcome Home Fund

Return to Menu page Welcome Home Fund At a public meeting held at the Belton institute, on the 10th May 1945, it was decided that a welcome home fund for the services should be raised to provide a playing field for the use of the two villages of Belton & Browston. A committee was elected, and the first meeting was held on the following evening. There then followed various fund-raising events. Draw, house to house collections, fetes, bring and buy stalls, Phat drive. Whist drives, Dances, Church collections and a social old year’s night etc. In December 1945, the committee […]

Hand bell ringers

Return to Menu page If anyone would like to join the St. Nicholas hand bell ringers the contact is: dorothy.knight@me.com all welcome to come along and have a try.

More memories from David Tennant

Return to Menu page Memories of Sandy Lane Brian Callan’s excellent book on Belton suggests that Sandy Lane handy Lane has been around since the Bronze age. To my knowledge it does not go back that far! I was not around and was likely not much aware of my surroundings until a few years later and then I left Belton, after the death of my father in 1966. I shall confine my observations to this period with additions from historical document sand later “nostalgia” visits. Growing up it was universally called Goffins Lane and it appeared as such in the […]

Big tip followed lunch at hotel ?

Women working at Erie resister in 1959, busily winding wire wound resisters

Return to Menu page Taken from the Great Yarmouth Mercury. With kind permission of Mrs Marian Hall (Botwright)   There was a time back in the nineteen Fifties and Sixties when there was hardly a family in the borough of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston which did not have someone working either at Birds Eye or Erie Resister. That was indicative of the role these companies played in the local economy, supporting many a household with a good income, which offered people the chance of those little extras. those so – called luxuries without breaking the bank. We have a lot […]

Belton primary academy’s new library

Belton primary academy's new library

Return to Menu page The new library for the children at Moorlands CE Primary Academy in Belton was opened on September 14th by children’s author Joffre White and Dave Watson reprehensive of the Freemen of Norwich. The library has been principally funded by a generous grant from the Freemen as well as by Adnams of Southwold. Senior teacher Jon Biddle said: “The children are so exited by the new library. We have chosen the books very carefully based on conversations with them and consultation with our school book council.” The opening ceremony was attended by representatives from the Freemen and […]

Belton Railway Tavern take new look 1979

Belton Railway Tavern take new look 1979

Return to Menu page Toasting the success of the new – look Railway Tavern are from left to right: Gerald Tooley, Norwich Brewery District Manager, John Noble, Chairman of the Licensing bench, and Muriel and Neville Rogers The Railway Tavern public house in Belton, well known by locals and visitors alike has been officially re-opened last week(this is taken from the Eastern Daily Press on 24th September, 1979). After an extensive alterations programme. The work which lasted five months was carrier out jointly between tenants Neville and Muriel Rogers and Norwich Brewery.   The drinking area has been almost doubled […]

Best kept village 1991

Best kept village 1991

Return to Menu page EDP best kept village competition 1991 Belton entered the best kept village for villages with a population of over 500 people below is the judges summary sheet with recommendation’s for the future.

Historic houses of the area

Built by T.V. Palmer

Return to Menu page The following pictures show various houses from Belton and Burgh Castle built in the previous century’s This picture is of “Coronation Terrace” in Burgh Castle built by local builder T.V. Palmer of Gorleston – on – Sea in the 1950’s Renovation of No1 Station Road North Belton showing original brickwork prior to being re-rendered. No 1 Station road after being re-rendered and all freshly re painted ready to be placed on the market in 2013. Possibly the oldest building in Belton This is recognised to be the oldest building in Belton Known as “Old Dame School” […]

Digging for victory

Digging for victory

  Return to Menu page Digging for victory. “Digging for Victory” was the well published slogan during WW2 to encourage the British to grow more food to supplement the meagre rations available. My father took this very much to heart and expanded our already good sized garden at Hill Cottages on Sandy Lane by opening up an equally generous sized new plot over the hedge,onto what was a portion of Belton Common. which contained among other varieties Mirabelle Plum.   This ground I don’t think had been cultivated since the creation! It consisted of tussocky grass and bracken and just […]