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Main updates:

31st August, 2014: Added new or updated directory entries from Kelly's directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, for every parish in the Wisbech Union, which crosses the Norfolk/Suffolk borders, comprising: 20th August, 2014: Added new or updated directory entries in Kelly's directory for Cambridgeshire, 1883, for every parish in Wisbech hundred, the Cambridgeshire hundred adjacent to the western border of Norfolk, comprising: 21st July 2014: Completed directory entries from Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 1883
for all the parishes in the Suffolk hundred of Laxford; with new entries for: together with links updated in the earlier entries for: And,spelling correctiom made in 1891 census index for Mundesley, as notified by reader to my Guestbook on 16th July

5th December, 2013: Updated links on pages for: Barton Turf; and Beechamwell; Lakenham; Trowse Newton; Weasenham All Saints; and Weasenham St Peter.

4th December, 2013: Updated links on pages for: Acle; Billockby; Brundall; Clippesby; Runham; Stokesby; Strumpshaw and Thrigby.

17th April 2013:
Updated Parish News for May 2013 and filed April news as an earlier issue.

Added 2nd April 2013:
Addedlink to
The book of Haddiscoe [A history of the village by Lin Bensley] to village pages of Haddiscoe

Added 13th May, 2012:
Added Biography link amd updated chart of Paddy's family to personal page.

Added 16th February, 2012:
Added to politics The need for Robin Hood [Yes magazine (USA)}

Added 13th February, 2012:
No additions, just another rubicon crossed:
On both 9th (1007) and 12th Feb (1010) over 1000 pages were hit by users of this site. while the average usage remains around 838 page hits with 307 users per day (33-day average) - which certainly suggests to me that I am not wasting my time maintaining this site !!
Users - please keep contributing my guestbook - and continuing, not just to congratulate me, but to make suggestions (and offer help !!) to extend the usefulness of this site .... Meanwhile, thank you all ....

Added 26th January, 2012:
to Politics a link to Now is the time for Plan B [videos from Compass.]

Updated 23rd January, 2011:
Updated politics with some comments of my own and a link to an animated contribution to the web by the eminent geographer David Hervey at Animate - Crisis of Capitalism

Updated 16th November, 2011:
Updated links to local web-site on villge pages for Cranworth, Letton, Southburgh and Woodrising.

Added 11th November, 2011:
Added links for pages concerning Aylsham Navigation to village page for Aylsham

Added 14th July, 2011:
Added link to Wheatfen Broad (Continuing the work of naturalist Ted Ellis], on the Surlingham village page.

Added 1at July, 2011:
The Southwells of Woodrising, Norfolk by Terry and Mary Miller: a ten-chapter history of the family, with bibliography, illustrations and genealogical charts.

Added 26th June, 2011:
Added link on Long Stratton to more pictures of the church of St Mary and its round tower, which also links to a list of all the 124 round church towers of Norfolk (as well as round towers elsewhere, which readers ma find interesting). Links to these pages will gradually be added to my relevant village pages.
Added link to Kimberley Hall (or House) on Kimberley pages.
and removed: the appeal, placed on the Didlington Auction page in November 2008 for information about the owner of the orginal catalogue of Sale of Fixtures of Didlington Hall, 1950 - as this address has been retrieved and the catalogue returned (rebound) to its owner in the intervening years.

Added 24th June, 2011:
Minor correction to Earsham.

Added 23rd June, 2011:
Updated links for Old Buckenham

Added 1st April, 2011:
Added link on Science index page to Energy and the Tsunami [Paddy Apling on Swans, issue dated 28th March 2011.]
and How Safe is Nuclear Power [The Scientific Alliance] (1st April, 2011)

Added 25th March, 2011::
Added transcript for the 1881 Census for the parish of Southburgh

Added 21st March, 2011::
Added transcript for the 1881 Census for the parish of Cranworth

Added 20th March, 2011::
Added transcript for the 1881 Census for the parish of Letton

Added 19th March, 2011::
Added transcripts of 1911 Census Summary Books for Cranworth, Letton, Southburgh and Woodrising.

Added 22nd February, 2011:
Added replies to two Guestbook messages, and reviewed hyperlinks on Sheringham village page.

Added 17th February, 2011:
Added Hyperlink to The Egyptian Uprising [article by Adam Hanieh, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London]

Added 7th February, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Walsham hundredFishley; Panxworth; Ranworth; Upton and Woodbastwick

Added 6th February, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Tunstead hundredHorning; Paston; Ridlington; Sco'Ruston; Sloley; Swafield and Tunstead.

Added 5th February, 2011:
Added complete transcript from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Taverham hundredSprowston.

Added 4th February, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Smithdon hundredBrancaster; Holme Next the Sea; Thornham and Titchwell.

Added 1st February, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Shropham hundredBesthorpe and Old Buckenham.

Added 30th January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Loddon hundredHardley; Langley; Mundham; Thwaite St. Mary; and Topcroft.

Added 28th January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Humbleyard hundredEast Carlton; Hethel; Hethersett; Intwood; Ketteringham; Little Melton and Wreningham.

Added 24th January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Holt hundredBale; Bayfield; Blakeney; Bodham; Glandford; Gunthorpe; Langham; Morston; Saxlingham; Sharrington; Swanton Novers; and Thornage.

Added 21st January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Henstead hundredSaxlingham Thorpe.

Added 20th January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Happing hundredCatfield; East Ruston; Happisburgh; Hempstead; Hickling; Lessingham; Ludham; Sea Palling; Stalham; Sutton; Walcott; and Waxham.

Added 16th January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Guiltcross hundred:—Blo'Norton; Garboldisham; and Lopham (North & South).

Added 12/13th January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of South Greenhoe hundred:—North and South Pickenham, and Sporle with Palgrave.

Added 11th January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Gallow hundred;—Helhoughton; Hempton; East, South, and West Raynham; and Stibbard; together with updated entries in Coke and Townshend names pages.

Added 9th January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Eynsford hundred:— Bawdeswell; Billingford; Bintree (or Bintry); Brandestone; Elsing; Guist; Sparham; Swannington; Themelthorpe; Twyford; Wood Dalling; and Wood Norton (and Wood Norton advertisement by W. S. Phillippo).

Added 5th January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of North Erpingham hundred:— Felbrigg; Knapton; Metton; Mundesley; Roughton; Sidestrand; Suffield; Trimingham and Trunch.

Added 3rd January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of South Erpingham hundred:— Banningham; and Little Barningham.

Added 2nd January, 2011:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Diss hundred; — Bressingham; Dickleburgh (with Langmere); ; Frenze; Roydon (near Diss); Scole (or Osmondeston); Thorpe Parva and Winfarthing.

Added 30th December, 2010:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for the following villages to complete the coverage of Earsham hundred; — Alburgh; Billingford (near Diss); Denton and Earsham

Added 9th November, 2010:
Added complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for each village in the
hundred of Brothercross

Added 2nd November, 2010:
Updated transcript from Kelly's 1883 directory for Bradfield and posted two replies to questions posted on My Guestbook, together with an apology to those still awaiting my reply.

Added 22nd October, 2010:
Complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for Barney; Binham; Cockthorpe; Great Snoring; Great Walsingham; Holkham; and Wells-next-the-Sea, together with links updated for all villages in North Greenhoe hundred related entries in Walsingham and the Coke and Lee-Warner family pages.

Added 14th October 2010:
Note added to 1851 Census for Woodrising correcting entry No. 23 (Boulter should read Boultbee).

Added 7th June 2010:
Complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for Beccles
and Note added to the transcript for Ditchingham.

Added 7th June 2010:
Complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for East Lexham; Gateley; Great Bittering; Great Dunham; Great Fransham; Hoe; Horningtoft; Kempstone; Litcham; Little Bittering; Little Dunham; Little Fransham; Mileham; Rougham; Stanfield; Tittleshall; Weaseenham All Saints' Weasenham St. Peter; Wellingham; Wendling; West Lexham; and Whissonsett, together with links updated for all villages in Launditch hundred.

Added 25th May 2010:
Complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for Ashwellthorpe; Aslacton; Bunwell; Carlton Rode; Forncett St. Mary and St. Peter; Fundenhall; Hardwick; Tacolneston; and Tibenham
And links updated for all villages in the hundred of Depwade.

Added 10th May 2010;
Complete transcripts from Kelly's 1883 directory for Burgh St. Peter; Ellingham; Geldeston; Haddiscoe; Thorpe-next-Hadiscoe and Toft Monks.
And links updated for all villages in Clavering hundred.

Added 17th May 2010;
Complete transcript from Kelly's 1883 directory for Lyng

Added 13th May. 2010:
Added complete transcript of entry in Kelly's 1937 directory for the village and parish of Marshland St. James (created by the County of Norfolk Review Order, 1935).

10th May, 2010:
Added complete transcripts of entry in Kelly's 1883 directory for StowBardolph; Stradsett; Tottenhill; Wereham; West Dereham; Wimbotsham; Wormegay; and Wretton, and updated links for the whole hundred of Clackclose.

4th May, 2010:
Added complete transcripts of entry in Kelly's 1883 directory for Brandon Parva; Honingham; Morley St. Botolph; Morley St. Peter; and Runhall and updated links for the whole hundred of Forehoe.

1st May, 2010:
Added complete transcripts of entry in Kelly's 1883 directory for Walsoken and updated links for the whole hundred of Freebridge Marshland.

29th April, 2010:
Added complete transcripst of entry in Kelly's 1883 directory for Middleton and Setch (or Setchey), and updated links for the whole hundred of Freebridge Lynn;
also, added transcripts from Kelly's 1883 for Bradestone and Strumpshaw, and updated links for the whole of the hundred of Blofield.

28th April, 2010:
Added complete transcripts of entry in Kelly's 1883 directory for Thorpe St. Andrew (or Thorpe-next-Norwich).

27th April, 2010:
Added complete transcript of entry in Kelly's 1883 directory for Brooke

26th April. 2010:
Added complete transcript of entry in Kelly's 1883 directory for Kirstead, with link to inforation on Kirstead Hall, lately the studio of Edward Seago (1910-1974).

18th April, 2010:
Added complete transcipt of entry in Kelly's 1881 Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk for the town of Bungay, which is just across the border in Suffolk, on the banks of the river Waveney.

7th March, 2010:
Added links on directory pages for Cranworth; Letton and Southburgh to transcripts of their respective entries in Blomfield's Topographical History of Norfolk (1809) which is now available complete on British History on Line. Note these transcripts are from Charles Parkin's editon of 1809, from which my transcript for Woodrising was made. My site also carries a transcipt of the entry for Hingham in Blomefield's own Volume I (covering the hundreds Diss, Giltross, Shropham, the Burgh of Thetford, Grimshoe, Wayland and Forehoe of printed and published by him in 1739. He published a second volume (on Norwich) before he died in 1752, but I have never seen a copy. See Biography of Francs Blomefield (with the history of the completion of his project).

6th March, 2010:
Added hyperlinks for Simon Knott's pages for the churches of Hunstanton and (including a tale of his visit there with me !!) Wallington.

5th March, 2010:
Reduced the size of the What's on page by splitting off separate annual lists for the current year and for 2009; 2008; 2007; 2006; and 2005.
And reduced the size of current guestbook page by splitting off annual pages for 2009 et cetera.

25th February, 2010:
Added links to Chedgrave Baptisms, 1813-1880 (Local Project) to village information and 1891 Census Names Index pages for Chedgrave.

21st February, 2010:
Corrections made to "Census" link above and on other index pages, so that the link now leads properly to the Names Index for the 1891 Census.

19th February, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Wayland
and links throughout the Watton and Wayland Project collection of parishes, to the collection of audio tours to local churches, prepared with the co-operation of staff members of BBC Radio Norfolk, including that for my local village church of Woodrising, Norfolk, which includes recordings of the (very rare) working church barrel organ.

14th February, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Walsham

13th February, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Tunstead

10th February, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Taverham

9th February, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Smithdon

7th February, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Shropham

5th February, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Mitford

30th January, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Loddon
also for the first time added links to the parish pages of Norfolk Heritage Explorer

28th January, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Launditch

26th January, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Humbleyard

24th January, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Holt

23rd January, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Henstead

22nd January, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Happing

21st January, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Guiltcross

19th January, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Grimshoe

17th January, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of South Greenhoe

This site was originally launched on 17th January 1999,
beginning with directory transcripts for 37 villages in Breckland district, previously posted to the Norfolk mailing list.
and so is now entering its 12th year of operation.

10th January, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of North Greenhoe

2nd January, 2010:
Complete revision of links on pages for the hundred of Gallow

Copyright © E.C.("Paddy") Apling, 2009-10.

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