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Church Farm c.1920. Another one of the cluster of old buildings constructed during the 1600's. (Pic. A. N. Other).

House and barn are Grade 2 listed.

Filled in window as the result of the Window Tax 1696.

Church Farm pictured in August 2011.

(Pic's. Richard Gooderham).

Poringland Home Guard Ammunition Bunker. Brick and concrete standard Government building

is in the meadow behind Church Farm. (Pic. John Hindle 2003).

The Grade 2 listed barn at Church Farm. (Pic. R.Gooderham 2015 ).

Internal views of the barn.

This barn, on the same site, is not listed.

(Pic. R.Gooderham).

Aerial view in 1994. (Pic. L.Fedden).

Aerial view of Church Cottages 1982. (PIc.D.Tremlin). Far right.

Church Cottages built in 1693, pictured in 2010. (Pic.R.Gooderham).

Grade 2 listed.

Gwen Bales and Lenny Goddard outside Church Cottages in 1951.

(Pic. Derek Bales).

1947 THE WINTER and pictured in Shotesham Rd

is Mrs. Smy ,far left, and also with her son Gerald and villager Jimmy Herrell . (Pic's Gerald Smy).

The old allotment site in Shotesham Road, prior to the

building of Meadow Way and Alder Close. 1st. May 1973

View from 1 Meadow Way, looking up Alder Close

towards All Saints Church, 1979.

(Pic. John Overton).

A familiar sight on Shotesham Road and Howe Lane during the 1960's and 70's.

Herbert Tubby, on the chair, in 1985, with his neighbour Reggie Blanchflower outside his house in Howe Lane. Herbert had an allotment on Shotesham Road (now Meadow Way) and would sell his surplus produce on the roadside. (Pic. Des Taylor).

This picture was taken in Howe Lane in 1960. It shows the start of the Glenn Road developement.

Glenn Road June 1979.

Glenn Road 1986. (Pic. Adrian Fordham).

The view from the back garden of No.67, Shotesham Road looking towards Carr Lane.

April 1951. Doreen Howlett with Lynn and Rae. (Pic. Lynn Gooderham)

"The Prefabs". Prefabricated bungalows built in 1946 to replace wartime losses.

A view of the rear of no.67 in 1955.

John Howlett with wife Doreen , friend Jenny Procter,

and daughters Rae and Lynn.

(Pic's. John Howlett).

Clem and May Lincoln pose for this picture at the back of no.68.

(Pic. John Howlett).

View from the back garden of one of the 'Prefabs'. In the picture is Eileen Lemon and her brother Martyn.

This picture is 1957 and the scene now would be Bellamy Way, Albion House and Baynes Close.(Pic.Martyn Lemon.)

Meanwhile their father ,Albert, was busy hoeing the front garden. Albert had now retired from the army (see below) and was the village postman. (All Pics. Martyn Lemon).

Albert Lemon (bottom row ,far right). would have been called "boy" as a bugler.

Eight years on and Albert( front row 4th. from left) had risen to the rank of Company Sergeant Major.

The scene in Feb .2016,

Bellamy Way further development in December 2016. (Pic R.Gooderham)

January 2020.

Well kept garden in the mid 1960's.

(Pic. Bob Tubby).

Shotesham Road in the summer of 1973 looking east towards Howe Lane.(Pic.Barbara Brown).


These two pictures show The Prefab in 1996 and this temporary solution is still functional.

They were demolished in stages during the late 1990's. (Pic.Ruth Rising).

(Pic. Pat Hopkins).


The massive development on the west side of The Street continues, via Carr Lane, to Shotesham Road. All Pic's Ray Fawkes.

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Houses opposite The Prefabs leading towards West View. 1964.

(Pic. Lily Gooderham).

West View--12 council houses built in 1921 on land bought from local farmer Mr. Kidner for £70 . This view in April 2021 looking from the new development .

Outside no. 9 is Daphne Herrell in 1950. (Pic.Mrs.Daphne Aldous).

West View, 'The Green' looking towards the new commercial development in Shotesham Road. July 2015. (Pic. R.Gooderham).

Development complete !! 1/10/2019

The same scene in1922 when these children lived at no.9.

L-R;- Jack , Doreen and Steven Eastell. (Pic.Doreen Howlett).

Ladies from West View enjoying a day out at ' Backs' bar off The Walk, Norwich. in 1953.

L-R;- May Savage, Edie Herrell, Mrs Davy, Lille Davy and Joyce Davy.

(Pic. Doreen Howlett).