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Dereham Antiquarian Society records

  • DAS
  • Archief
  • 1648-2010

Comprises adminstrative records of the Society and Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum and archives relating to East Dereham collected by the Society. Most of the records are not yet catalogued in detail, but can be requested by their accession and box numbers.

Dereham Antiquarian Society; 1953-

Box 3

St Catherine's Close, Norwich [1&2] (2004)
Church of St Lawrence, Hunworth (2004)
Church of All Saints, Thornage (2004)
Church of St Mary, Attleborough [part 1 only] (2004)
Church of St Peter, Belaugh (2004)
Surrey House (Marble Hall), Norwich (Mar [1&2] and Oct 2004)
Nos. 1-7 Quayside, Norwich (2004) plus supplementary report (2005)
St Catherine's Close, Norwich (2005)
Church of All Saints, Thornage (2005)
No.4 Red Lion Yard, Wells-next-the-sea (2005)
Elsing Hall, Dereham (2005)
Church of All Saints, Thurlton (2005)
Church of St Margaret, Hardley (2005)
Read's Flour Mill Site, Norwich (2005)
Dairy Farm Cottage, Gunton Park (2005)
Church of St John the Baptist, Coltishall (2005)
The Ferry Boat Inn 191 King Street, Norwich (2006)
Abbey Barns, Monksgate, Thetford (2006)
No. 2 Magpie Road, Norwich (2006)

Interview of Michael Parfitt by Mike Coley

00:00 minutes: seconds - subjects discussed include airmen; baths; bombs; children; children's presents; cold tea; Christmas presents; Dereham; bombing of Dereham; Father Christmas; harran hold-ye [hold ye tight]; refreshments during harvesting; use of horses in harvesting; health; driving horses and carts; hygiene; illness; Home Guard; muck spreading; nineteen-forties; nineteen-thirties; bombing of Norwich; parents; Mr Parfitt, father of interviewee; presents; Santa Claus; toys; wars; World War II.

04:45 m:s - cars, police; children; reporting of crimes; policemen's duty hours; Maltons [company name]; occupations; Florrie Parfitt; police service; police transport; police uniforms; policemen; damage to telephone boxes; thefts; Fred Trudgill, foreman at aforesaid Maltons; wages.

12:55 m:s - Beachamwell Hall; blacksmiths; Billy Clements, pub landlord; Cricketers Arms Public House, Saxlingham Green; door-to-door sellers; gambling; games; grandparents; Lawrence & Scotts of Lincoln; money; Mr Parfitt, blacksmith at Beachamwell Hall; practical jokes; pub landlords; public houses; Saxlingham Green, [Saxlingham by Holt]; selling goods; threepenny bitstwizzles [game].

17:25 m:s - apples, theft of; bakers' roundsmen; bicycles; Clive Butcher; children; clergymen; damage to gates; David Holmes; nineteen-forties; nineteen-thirties; Mr Parfitt, father of interviewee; Mrs Parfitt, mother of interviewee; parsons; policemen; Jimmy Stevenson, clergyman.

20:40 m:s - Boy Scouts; church schools; Reverend Fenn; games; jokes; money; nineteen-forties; nineteen-thirties; occupations; parsons; policemen; punishments; school teachers; schools; scout funds; swearing; teachers; tracking.

25:10 m:s - Ashill; burglaries; cars; CID; crimes; criminals; Dereham; Dereham Police; Downham; Downham Police; policemen's duty hours; Feltwell; Foulden; Hockwold; Hockwold Club; Methwold; theft of money; Northwold; policemen; punishments; Swaffham Police; thefts; Peter Townsend, policeman.

30:22 m:s - accidents; 'Adder', nickname of interviewee's brother; Dr Bolam [?]; deaths; elderly people; accidents involving electric fires; grandparents; Mundford; names; 'Nibs', nickname of Reggie Spooney; nicknames; Mr Parfitt, grandfather of interviewee; Stoke Ferry.

36:31 m:s - American servicemen; Alan Botwright; cars; crimes; Elm Tree Farm, Northwold; false teeth, anecdotes; farm; houses; mail order companies; military police; nineteen-forties; Northwold; policemen; RAF Lakenheath; Red House, Northwold; Mrs Roby; wearing; thefts; video recordings; women.

Michael Parfitt; fl 2003; Dereham, Norfolk

Interview of Bill Garrod by Janet Woodhouse

Subjects discussed include airfields; anniversaries; sale of apples; apprenticeships; army; bakers; bridges; British servicemen; Brunton's, bakers; builders; building trade; call-ups [for war]; camping; charabancs; Church Lane, North Elmham; cinemas; competitions; cottages; cricket; Crown Road School, Dereham; cycling; Dereham; dilly [method of transport]; Eastgate Street, North Elmham; education; Elmham Mill Farmhouse, North Elmham; Elmham Park, North Elmham; employment; fairs; fathers; sale of firewood; flower shows; flying kites; football games; fretwork modelling; games; Mr Garr0d, father of Bill Garrod and baker; George and Dragon Public House; visits to Great Yarmouth; Guist Bridge; hoops; visits to Hunstanton; leisure activities; lorries; Low Street, North Elmham; Lowestoft; Bob Marsh; Tom Marsh; meadows; meccano modelling; names; nicknames; nineteen-thirties; North Denes, Lowestoft; North Elmham; Norwich; occupations; parents; parks; poultry boys; public houses; RAF West Raynham; Railway Tavern; rivers; River Wensum; schools; Scole; 'Blood' Skipper; 'Rib' Skipper; soldiers; spinning tops; sports; Squiny-eyed [nickname]; summer; Sunday schools; Sundays; swimming; toys; trains; transport; tree felling; Tye's [shop]; walks; wars; Wells-next-the-Sea; White Mill Bridge; Woodward School, Dereham; World War II.

William Garred; fl 2003; North Elmham, Norfolk

Research notes for 'The Story of East Dereham'

The notebooks contain handwritten research notes for the book 'The Story of East Dereham. Some of the books are numbered or are titled. These include 'Dereham Diary 1800-1899', 'Railways', 'Monks etc Dereham', 'Census Details', 'Tradesmen', 'Opera' and 'Anglo- Saxons'.

Ben Norton; fl 1994; author; East Dereham, Norfolk

Loose papers

Includes photcopies of various subjects including:
Booklet on the life and work of John Craske, fisherman and artist, by Terry Davy, 1993.
Photocopy of a map of Norfolk of 1812.
Table of the Mitford Population 1801-1971.
Photocopied information about the Swaffham Turnpike.
Assorted handwritten notes.

Ben Norton; fl 1994; author; East Dereham, Norfolk

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