Local interest

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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” […]

Renovation of St. Johns farmhouse

Renovation of St. Johns farmhouse

Return to Menu page St. Johns farm house is a beautiful thatched building with history stretching back four centuries and is being given a much needed reed re-topping. St. Johns farm house is one of only three thatched buildings left in Belton. St. Johns farmhouse has long been a busy, bustling village home. It has been in Janet McManus’ family since her parents Roger & Annie Botwright bought it in 1953, and worked the land as farmers. There is no farm to tend to these days but, some traditions still carry favour, an the farmhouse has recently ben re-thatched using […]

Pub of the week – Norwich Evening News (10-10-2014)

Landlady Vicky Applegate, at the Railway Tavern Belton

Return to Menu page Friendship and Generosity keep pub at the heart of community The Railway Tavern in Belton Faced with changing customer habits, many traditional inns are being transformed into gastro – pubs in order to stay in business. As a result is, in part, why walking into the Railway Tavern in Belton near Great Yarmouth, feels like stepping back into a truly traditional community pub. It has been an inn since the mid-1800’s and without making any drastic changes to what is on offer, it continues to attract the locals and stand its ground as a village pub. Current Landlady Vicky Applegate […]

Paper boy Ted Kemp

Mr Ted Kemp in 1993 with his trade bike

Return to Menu page Paper ‘boy’ Ted Kemp still going strong at 80 in 1993   Ted Kemp celebrating his 80th birthday in style after being congratulated for being the longest serving paper boy in Norfolk. Ted has been bringing the news to people around Great Yarmouth for 70 years in a business which he runs from his garage. and while younger paperboys may come and go on their flashy mountain bikes Ted remains a familiar face to hundreds of customers as he makes rounds on his sturdy trade bike. Ted of St. Johns Road, Belton  started delivering papers at […]

Scheme that founded in the cut

Crossing Point.
Reedham Ferry in the 1950's

Return to Menu page Haddiscoe cut Taken from the Great Yarmouth Mercury (Through the Port hole) by Peggotty 1998 Crossing point: A bygone scene at Haddiscoe in the 1930’s. The arrangement to cross the river in those days could not possibly have coped with the traffic on the busy A143. The waterways of Broadland meander through the flat landscape, in many places they scarcely have any sense of direction as they follow their course. All except one, that is, which is straight as an arrow shaft along its entire length, because it is man – made  when Mr & Mrs Peggotty flew […]

Starting life on the right line

Starting life on the right line

Return to Menu page Baby born on the right side of the track Additional article to “A sweep as lucky could be” In the autumn – winter of 1889 one of the most bizarre births ever recorded took place at Belton. The tragic and Reginald Hubert Burrage. Certainly the unusual arrival into the world of baby Burrage was a major talking point, not only in the villages whose residents featured in the inquiries about him, but also among the gossiping townsfolk of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston. For the baby was born as his mother was dying alone in the darkness and lying beside a […]