Bungay Road

Ormesby Cottage c.1898. At the gate is Mr.Charles Morley Silcock and his wife Emma. Mr.Silcock was the Registrar of Births and Deaths Henstead Union. (Pic. Grace Hogben).

Charles Morley Silcock, back left of centre, Quarter Master in the 14th. Hussars.

The exposed fireplace during restoration.

Ormesby Cottage c.1950. Mr.Briggs at the gate. (Pic.John Wiggett).

Ormesby Cottage c.1966. The house had then been extended. (Pic.Grace Hogben).

Philip Tubby letting the swans cross the road outside Ormesby Cottage in 1964. Philip kept a market garden near The Dove public house. (Pic.Mrs.Sinclair)

March 1997. Sir Timothy Colman opens the extension to the

Crest- a- Dene residential home on Bungay Road' where

his former nanny, Hilda Goose, is a resident.

Rodney and Glenn prepare to remove the milestone. The W.I. members L-R;- Liz Bussey, Pam Lack, Pam Cooper,

Lesley Sanders, Jean Waters, Joan Fountain.

Hope House and Farm. Jan 2020.

The Potters also worked from Porch Farm and Hope House Farm.

See entries for The Grove at West Green Farm.

Cyril on the combine harvester

Ted. These pictures are from the mid 1950's

Cyril using the scythe.

Cyril on the tractor.

John Howes, together with his family, pictured outside 'Glenroy' bungalow,

in the mid 1930's.

(Pic. John Howes , g-grandson ).

The milestone on Bungay Road , recently cleaned and repainted by the W.I. July 2012.

(Pic.Mike Fordham).


Hillcrest, Bungay Road. Philip Tubby lived here for many years. This wooden Boulton and Paul bungalow, built inc.1890, is in their catalogue for that year. Still occupied in 2009. (Pic.Mike Fordham).

Philip Tubby, market gardener, centre back, with his workforce in 1958. Most of the produce went to Sextons of Norwich and later to Birds Eye. (Pic.Mrs.Sinclair).

Back row L-R;- Violet Hardesty, Philip Tubby, Mrs. Hurren, Violet Hutchin , Mrs. Bartram.

Middle row L-R;- Betty Howard, ? , ? , ? , ? ,Rosie Balderstone, June Rukaber.

Front ;- Ian Cameron, Eva Hardesty.

The previous owner of the market garden, Mr.Watts is seen here, centre, with John Horne, and lady pickers in 1935. (Pic.A.N.Other).

The Dove public house. From a painting by an unknown artist. Date?probably before 1897. (Pic. D. Potter).

See also;- www.norfolkpubs.co.uk

Click to see Pub Account for 1876.

Dated 1897 this is the earliest known photograph of The Dove when William Mudd was the landlord. (Pic.Percy Rush).

1897 and this view taken from the south side. (Pic.Percy Rush).

April 2002.

The south side in September 2011. Pic. Mike Fordham).

1963, and some locals help to prop up the bar. (Pic. G. Balderstone).

Another local 'props' up the bar, landlord Fred Elby and his wife with their pony Jenny. (Pic. Nicki Cooke).

The Dove in about 1965 before the road widening and demolition of the barns on the right. (Pic.A.N.Other).

Aerial picture of the same scene about 1965. (Pic.Roger Roper).

The Dove has been a "horse" pub for many years. The previous landlord, Fred Elby, kept horses and the present landlord, Roger Roper, has continued the tradition. Seen here are The Dove Shires at The Royal Norfolk Show in 1998. In the driving seat is Roger Roper with groom, Paul Utting, holding the Shires. The pair are pulling a 1912 millers dray in the Dove livery.

Sadly the Shires have both died. Richard, on the left, died in 2007 aged 20, and Fred died in 2005 aged 22. (Pic.Roger Roper).

The Shires were replaced by these magnificent animals - the Percherons. Originally imported from Canada by the St.Michaels Stud, Warwickshire they took up residence at The Dove in 2006. The horses attend many County Shows all over the country under the name "Dove Percherons". They are entered in driving classes as singles, pairs, "unicorn" three, and as a four team.They have been very successful and in 2007 won the over all Championship at the East of England Show at Peterborough. In 2008 they won the team class at the Royal Norfolk Show and also Bonner won over all at the Championship of Suffolk Show. The Team are seen here at the Newark and Notts County Show in 2009 with Ronald Brewster at the reins. The Team;from left - right, Edward age 10, Jim age 8 , Bonner age 14 and Art age 14. (Pic.Roger Roper).

Bonner and Art in Poringland Street 2009

Click here to view some notes from an interview with Mrs Sinclair