Trowse Old Pumping Station Interior Photos

It’s a common sight for most of us each day, that familiar clock tower and the overgrown garden. Few people get to see inside it, but local photographer Dibs McCallum very kindly let me share his excellent photos of the pumping station from inside. [Read more…]

Old – Trowse Newton Hall Ruins (photos and history)

It’s been overgrown for years, but a team of volunteers began to clear the site around the old Trowse Newton Hall. It’s got a fascinating history so I’ve attached some recent photos before and after the clearance, along with some history (courtesy of Joe Mason in his excellent blog).

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History of Trowse & Whitlingham by Joe Mason

The following excellent article on the history of Trowse is published with kind permission of East Anglian historian Joe Mason. It contains a fascinating insight into the village’s local history (including Whitlingham) with some great photographs. Thank you Joe! [Read more…]

Goodbye May Gurney/Kier Message

I received this message from someone who works at Kier (still known to us locals as May Gurney) today. Sad times, but hints at how much the staff have enjoyed being part of Trowse.

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Hi resolution aerial Photos

Hello, some time ago a friend with a drone came and took a load of photos from the sky of the village. I’ve been meaning to upload these at a higher resolution for ages, so here they are! Low resolution ones have been here for a while, but these new ones contain much more detail!

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Norfolk Homes Masterplan for Trowse + New School

Don’t know about you, but I get rather lost trying to follow what’s happening in the village when it comes to major developments. Thank goodness for people like Trevor Lewis one of our local councillors who does a sterling job. Anyway, here’s the current masterplan! As you can see, the new school is delightfully placed at the edge of the Trowse community next to the A146 whereby our little cherubims can enjoy the delights of traffic noise and pollution. 

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Whitlingham Park Events 2017

There’s loads going on in the park this year, here’s a list of events scheduled! 

Easter Craft & Willow Weaving Friday 7th April

Join our craft workshop to make your own mini Easter basket (including mini eggs) from willow, bramble and dogwood. Age 6+, no unaccompanied children. From 10am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm. £5 Adult, £3 Under 16’s, £14 Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children). Booking essential: 01603 756094.

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Creative Arts Workshops in Trowse @CreateNorwich

Starting on 14th March 2017, Genevieve Rudd will be leading 3 new weekly creative arts workshops, for toddlers & parents, children and adults, at Create Norwich (next to Trowse Church) every Tuesday.

The first term will run until Tuesday 30th May inclusive. [Read more…]

Great little find – Lusa on Bracondale (excellent butchers too!)

Foreign markets are often a little gem, and Lusa just up the road in Bracondale is a fabulous find. Run by a lady called Fatima they have some great products and some really kind and friendly staff. 

It’s all too easy to pass by, but when you discover some of it’s delights you’ll find yourself popping in regularly. For me, apart from great customer service I love their meat. Simon the butcher (image what a butcher looks like and you’ll know you’ve got the right person) does his utmost best to give you great advice, service and fresh meat. It’s the kind of service that makes you want to go back and try other things too! He loves his food too, so if you need any recipe ideas he’s always pleased to help.

Having two dogs, one of the little bonuses Simon the butchers offers is free bones if you buy some meat (and free bones anyway if you are a regular!). 

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An Evening With Keith Skipper in Trowse – Sat 29th April 730pm

Come along and enjoy an evening with one of Norfolk’s gems, Keith Skipper. For those of you who are new to the county (i.e. been here less than 10 years) Keith Skipper is a well-known broadcaster, writer and journalist, and the author of many best-selling books including Skipper’s Byways, Rustic Revels and Hev Yew Gotta Loight, Boy?

He’s hosting a fundraising evening for the church in Trowse so do come along, have a laugh, and support the community!

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Regular Live Music in Trowse

At the Old Church Hall  in Trowse, the CreateNorwich team are going to be hosting a monthly live music session. Last Saturday of each month. Pencil it in your diaries and as soon as details for the next gig are available I’ll post them here..

Dove and Boweevil Trowse Gig 25/2/17 -Photos

Thanks for a great night at the CreateNorwich Studio in the old church hall in Trowse. Great time, and Lauren Dove has an incredible voice. Thanks to Suzie Hannah and the Marisca Trio for support! Here’s some photos.  [Read more…]

Whitlingham Park Volunteers Needed!

Can you help? Would you like to be part of a volunteer team that helps keep Whitlingham Park looking its best?

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Local Advertising now available!

Lots of people over the years have asked if they could advertise on the site, and kept offering to pay for me to do it. Well, has been running now for about 10 years and I’ve finally given in!

I’ll be setting up a free page for local services to list them, and charge for a front-page add (and additional page if you want one).

If you are a local company, tradesman, charity or tradesman or have something you would like to offer – do get in touch


Magical Misty Photos

Every now and then there are some stunning photos to be had in the village. In this case, a trip down the river in a canoe on a cold, misty night as the sun was going down..

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History – WW2 Anti Aircraft Gun and Power Station

Every now and then I come across something about the history of Trowse and the surrounding area. In this instance I found a base for a WW2 anti aircraft gun opposite the May Gurney/Keir site, and some interesting photos of the powerstation that used to be just across the river. [Read more…]

Pictures of things you wont see for much longer!

Pylons in Trowse have been part of the landscape for a long time, yet hoorah, they are coming down after the next few months and the cables being buried. So, given the strange angular beauty in them I thought I would try and be creative with some photos of the pylons down Whitlingham Lane as they are now. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Trowse St Andrews Graveyard Map

For those of you looking into history of people who lived in Trowse, I’ve scanned in a survey done in the 1980s by the local Woman’s Institute. Here is the map and list of people who are buried in the graveyard. It’s rather large, so you may have to fiddle to display on the screen!

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White Horse Lane Application Approved

A very disappointing outcome today for the Village of Trowse.

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Trowse People who died in WW1 – Can you help?

Given that 2014 is the centenary of the beginning of the first world war, we are looking to find out more about those who gave their lives to serve this country. Can you help with any information about them? [Read more…]