EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF OUR VILLAGES & PEOPLE
Bracon Ash and Hethel are 2 villages 6 miles to the south of Norwich; 2 ecclesiastical parishes, each with their own church; and 1 civil parish with its own Parish Council.
Here we have collected memories, photographs, research projects, mini-biographies and even tours to bring the history of this small part of South Norfolk alive.
This is very much a 'work in progress', so please CONTACT us if you have any further information, photos, memories or constructive comments to help us build a history of both or either villages.
THANKS to all who came on WEDNESDAY 18th APRIL to the VILLAGE HALL to hear about TIMES PAST in BRACON ASH & HETHEL - some more photos and memories uploaded, with lots more to follow..... Keep contributing to YOUR website!
HERE YOU CAN FIND....
We hope you will enjoy your visit!
Many people have contributed photos, written items, memories, research, and have given permission for extracts from their own books and websites to be used. In particular we would like to thank John Betts (for almost all the historic photos); Michael Coates (Hethel Camp, School & teachers); Heather Barnes (research on WW1 men); Alison Lee (research on Branthwaytes, Beevors and Hethel men in WW1); Susie Whitehouse (Gladys Watling's memories); Jill Hammond (1977 centenary booklets from Bracon Ash & Hethel CP School); Cathy Nicholls (Ted Moore's memoirs and other material); Ted Moore for permission to use his memoirs. Jean Goodrum & Graham Martin (long-time residents) contributed memories. Mrs Brooks (information on Woodlands); Peter Bailey (information on Fred Waters); John Myhill for information on family and Church Farm. Martin Thurlow (information on a WW2 casualty). Ivy Futter & Graham Crummett for identifying photos; Graham Crummett for transcripts of census returns;
Others will be added as contributions come in....