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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 I shall confine my observations to this period with additions from historical document sand later “nostalgia” visits.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 […]