Saturday, 14 January 2017

Past picture of Old Buckenham

As seen on the radio
Back in the early 1980s, BBC Radio Norfolk broadcast a series of programmes under the title of Village Voice. One such visit was to Old Buckenham and the presenter, Wally Webb, went around many of the highlights of the village and interviewed the locals to learn more about them.
The speaker at the January Social and Wine Circle meeting in the Church Rooms was situated in a cassette recorder used to play a tape of the broadcast.

Some of the people on the recording were invited along to the meeting to hear their contributions. Mike Bartlett had been talking about fundraising for the 'new'village hall while Jean Wade gave details of the Womens' Institute.
Other people heard on the tape explained more about the village sign, the doors and windows of All Saints Church, John Askew spoke about growing reed for re-thatching the church roof and Rosemary West on the history of the Green. Other subjects covered were Abbey Farm, Old Buckenham Hall, the local playgroup, Robert Cocks and the Almshouses, Terry Frost and his 'Hovis' house and the history of the windmill.

1 comment:

Sally F said...

My mother's side of the family lived in Old Buckenham for many generations. My great grandfather was Charles E Simpson of Salter, Simpson and Sons the auctioneers. My great aunt was Miss Mabel Valentine Simpson and she lived in the village, using her bicycle to get around into the 1970's. It is lovely to see your blog. If anyone would like to share any information please do email me It would be great to hear from anyone who knew my Aunt or other members of my family.