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Railway map 1886 - 1903`692 viewsMap showing the position and state of the railway l.ine through Belton between 1886 and 1903
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795 viewsBelton railway station with a train about to pull out
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen.

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892 viewsAn express train approches the quiet village of Belton on its journey to London.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen.

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851 viewsBelton station looking towards Gt. Yarmouth.
Courtesy of Mr J Deen.

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804 viewsThe gates are closed to allow an express train to pass on it's way either to or from London, The signal box on the left and the station on the right. Looking from Station road South.
[olor=red] Courtesy of Mr J Deen.

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435 viewsA sketch of the "Belle of the East"
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Village fete 1981357 views
The W.I. alphabet, a piece of handy-work by Mrs Janet Farrow (ex president in1982 - 1985)

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397 viewsCan anybody identify the people in this wedding photograph, or any living relatives,
The wedding of Mr Charles william Kirk & Miss Sarah E. Sharman. Which took place in All Saints Church on Monday 17th June,1912.
We thank Mrs Rosemary Bromley (nee Kirk) for this photograph.
The young girl standing on the left is Hilda Gladys Sharman
Seated left to right are Charles William Kirk (groom), Sarah Elizabeth Sharman (bride), George Sharman, Harriet Sharman (nee Beckett), the brides parents and standing Dorothy Irene Sharman.
Standing behind centre are Lilian Harriet Sharman and to the right Winifred Evelyn Sharman.
Small boy seated is Frank Sharman.
I cannot identify the others in the photos but this I presume was taken in the front of Jessamine House which was George and Harriet’s home in Belton. The wedding took place 17 June 1912.
Wedding notices - Charles William Kirk to Miss Sarah E. Sharman
Wymondham.A very interesting and pretty wedding took place at All Saints' church Belton (Great Yarmouth) on the 17th June 1912. The contracting parties were Miss Sarah E. Sharman (Sybil), second daughter of Mr & Mrs. George Sharman, Jessamine House Belton and Mr Charles William Kirk, eldest son of Mr & Mrs John Henry Kirk, Eastleigh Wymondham. The servise was fully choral, a very large number of relatives and friends being present to witness the ceremony, both being well known in their respective villages. The bride who was most charmingly attired, was given away by her father. Mr G Sharman. She carried a loveley bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom, and was attended by her two sisters Miss Lily and Miss Winnie Sharman, as bridesmaids. Each carried a Ivory bound prayer-book, also a gift from the bridegroom. Mr James Sharman brother of the bride, acted as best man. As the happy couple left the Church, they were greeted with showers of confetti and rice, and guns were fired at intevals. A reception was held at the bride's home were a large number of friends sat down to a wedding breakfast. Many telegrams of congratulations were received. They were also the recipients of many useful and costly presents. During the afternon the happy couple left amidst the hearty congratulations of their numerous friends, and were driven to the Beach station, en route for the Norfolk Broads, where the honeymoon is being spent. Afterwards they will take up thier residence at Southtown, Great Yarmouth.
KIRK - SHARMAN - At all Saints' Church, Great Yarmoth, on the 17th Inst. (by the Rev Lindeman), Charles Wiliam Kirk, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Kirk, Eastleigh Wymondham, and eldest grandson of the late Mrs Lipscombe of Wooton House, Peterborough, to Sarah E. Sharman, second daughter of Mr & Mrs George Sharman ,Jessamine House Belton, Great Yarmouth.
Both newspaper cuttings - no date.

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