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

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

The early days of Gibbs' ironmongers shop.

Photograph showing the use of the disused Primitive Methodist Chapel on Dereham Road as the new fire station. Comments from Edward Gibbs on the use of the old manual fire engine.

Photograph of an early motorbike with a wicker sidecar being ridden by Fred Gibbs with his cousin Edward Gibbs jnr as the passenger. Article includes details of Frederick Gibbs early life before he came to Reepham.

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5 items :- 1 cake tin 155mm dia x 75mm deep1 small rectangular shovel (for cooking?)1 rounded shovel 145mm x 55mm x 70mm1 small funnel 75mm dia x 127mm, small triangular hook on rim1 small funnel 65mm dia x 116mmThe cake tin is labelled 'Example of…

20160206_110432_6 Milk Bottle Tops.jpg
Round cardboard milk bottle tops, off-white background with red cow in the centre, 'FRESH FROM THE FARM : QUALITY GUARANTEED' written around the edge, a small red circle beneath the cow reads 'SIDE PRESS'.

In the mid-1950s cardboard tops were…

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20160206_110156 3 Trenails.jpg
Trenails are hand made wooden pegs or dowels used for pinning planks or timbers together

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20160206_110130 Bulls Head Tin Opener.jpg
Metal hand held tin opener in the form of a bull's head with long back and curved tail.

The short vertical spike rising from the head was intended to pierce a hole in the lid of a can, and the other was a cutting blade for see-sawing round the…

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20160206_105427 Sway.jpg
Hand made wooden sway or brace with brass fittings, pre-cursor of the power drill

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Sample box to carry seeds to establish quality of a crop. The screw top is decorated with 4 incised circles and some simple black paint patterns. It contains cereal seeds.
Maker, owner and period not known.

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Programme of musical entertainment based on a Minstrel Show, with H. C. Peck as the Interlocutor (Master of Ceremonies). The Black Diamonds Troupe also included a Tambo and a Bones (nicknames for the musicians who played the tambourine & the…

Reepham Pierrot Group was formed from members of the church choir.

L to R :-
George Cocking, boot and shoe repairer
Mabel Utting, butcher's daughter
Olive Chapman
Mrs Fred Gibbs, organist, draper & milliner, seated
Nancy Geake, Rector's…

Reepham Pierrot Group was formed from members of the church choir.

L to R :-
George Cocking, Mabel Utting, Nancy Geake ,
Olive Chapman, Donald Chapman,
and Mrs Fred Gibbs (seated)

Stanley Watson, ? Horn (possibly F. Hurn) & a young Gordon Frankland with horse & cart in Gibbs' yard

Ronald Gibbs with delivery lorry, presumably in Gibbs' yard.

Ronald was evacuated from London at the age of 8 and came to stay in Reepham with the Gibbs family. Edward Gibbs' wife Emma (whose maiden name was also Gibbs) was Ronald's great aunt. …

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Gibbs' Staff with delivery lorry

L to R :
Gordon Frankland, Ron Gibbs, Ernie Wilkinson,
Terry Arthurton

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Edward Gibbs in his Rover car while on leave during WWI

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