Trowse, Then and Now Photos

I’ve been gathering many historical photos of Trowse and matching them up to photos taken in 2018. It’s been an interesting experience and fascinating results.

It’s work in progress as I am still searching the interweb and people’s archives for more photos.

So to see how I’m getting on, visit the then-and-now page or have a look through the galleries for more historic photos of Trowse.

I am looking for any historic photos, stories or paintings of Trowse so please get in touch if you have any!

Trowse Parking for Trowse Residents

As most residents of Trowse know, there’s a big parking problem in the village. There simply isn’t enough spaces for the amount of people there are in the village. County Hall staff who aren’t allowed to park at County Hall on certain days simply use Trowse as a car park, further compounding the problem. Football parking too creates it’s own headaches for local villagers.

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New Trowse Primary School Designs – Evening to have a peek

Exciting scheme to relocate and enlarge Trowse Primary School

Display of plans for proposed new school and nursery on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October 2017

An opportunity for parents, residents and others interested in the future of the school to view the proposed plans for a new school to be built off White Horse Lane.

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Trowse Pylons Coming Down – Video

Most of the pylons around Trowse have been replaced by underground cables. I thought you might enjoy a little video explaining their history and to see them being pulled down and chopped up. The video is of the ones down Whitlingham Lane near the river.

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Trowse Junior Netball Club

Trowse Junior Netball Club is a fun and friendly club currently looking for players of all abilities from ages 7-18. 

We provide weekly training sessions, led by 2 UKCC qualified coaches, as well as weekly competition in the Norwich League. There are also pay and play taster sessions on offer, so there is something for everyone!  [Read more…]

Like to have a go at singing on Friday 28th?

Like to try your hand at singing with Trowse’s very own singing teacher? Well, Lauren Dove is kindly hosting a singing workshop on Friday 28th July at the Old School Hall (next to the church).

Songs with a Summer theme, 12.30-2pm £5 and £3 for under 14s. To book a place visit or email her on 

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Historical Photos Bundle

During the 13 or so years I’ve been running the Trowse website, I’ve come across a wealth of photos that may be of interest to people in, or who have had relatives live in Trowse. I’ve a bundle of really interesting photos (in no particular order) that may be of interest to people. So I’ve stuck them on the site for you to enjoy. Have a read through!

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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.

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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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