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 […]

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 […]

Belton book

Return to Menu page Belton book – by Dorothy Smith In January 1992 – just a mere two weeks after its publication a book on the history of Belton has already sold more than two hundred copies. Such a demand from the people who want to read about the Suffolk village in the days before […]

Belton war dead from the first World War

Return to Menu page After one hundred years  we commemorate the Glorious dead from Belton. World War One. Alfred John Arrowsmith – Born in 1886 in Lowestoft  – (Rank) Corporal – The Royal Norfolk Regiment  – killed in action on the 9th March 1918 in France/Flanders, commemorated in ANZAC Cemetery Sailly – Sur – Lalys. Ernest Charles […]

Belton Dance Club

Return to Menu page Late – in – life dancer got in the swim. Photograph supplied by Mr Charles Burrage of Freethorpe. Back in the 1920’s dancing was one of the favourite pastimes and the Belton Dance Club used to meet once a week to practice their ballroom steps. The large hall behind the Kings […]

Portrait of a village

Return to Menu page   Flowers, Tomatoes these are Belton’s claim to fame Although it lies in open country intersected by lines of elms striding across the fields like cockerels, the village of Belton remains hidden from the traveller who approaches from any direction but one until early upon it.  The only clue to the […]