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  • Collection: From the Archive

Written to promote interest in the Bircham Centre centenary celebrations in summer 2019.

Nonconformists in Reepham.pdf
Nonconformist chapels and places of worship in Reepham during the 1800s and early 1900s.

Hive of Business Activity on Norwich Road.pdf
Norwich Road in the early 1900s, with brief details about Beaver House, Jesse Bircham and John Rooke.

Early performances of the minstrel group, particularly at a Garden Fete with electric lighting provided by Dixon's shop at Townsend Corner.

Initial research about Jimmy, Hester & Mary Ann, three vagrants familar to Reepham inhabitants in the early 1900s.

Whitwell Street pub well known for selling vinegar.pdf
Background to The Star, a public house on Whitwell Street, with details about its landlords William Morris and Frederick Watson.

Musical events raise community funds.pdf
Members of Reepham Orchestral Band in the early 1900s; charitable events; band of the 3rd Norfolk Rifle Volunteers.

Farm life in Salle Street.pdf
Identification of some of the families who lived on Salle Street in the 1800s, particularly Joseph Leeds, landlord of the White Horse.

Ironmonger’s shop open all hours.pdf
The early days of Gibbs' ironmongers shop.

Decline in fortunes of the Leamon family of Whitwell Hall.pdf
After the suicide of his father Robert, Philip Leamon and his brother Arthur took over the farming and tannery business. Philip soon got into debt leading to bankruptcy which resulted in the sale of the Whitwell Hall Estate.

Discussion of changes in Reepham, and how the archive is recording those changes.

Mystery Box.pdf
Information and speculation about the box outside Very Nice Things, sometimes known as the 'Blanket Box'.
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