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 […]

Paper boy Ted Kemp

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 […]

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 […]

Scheme that founded in the cut

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 […]