Pictures of things you wont see for much longer!

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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

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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?

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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…]

County Hall – Trowse’s Blot on the Landscape?

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I don’t think I’ve ever gone past County Hall and thought ‘What a wonderful building..’.  Many times I’ve thought the opposite. I would imagine there have been thousands of people who came into Norwich for the first time, seen County Hall and had an impending sense of gloom. Cover it up, knock it down, clad it with something that lifts people’s spirits as they are stuck in the traffic queue outside it every morning. Anyway, for the first time I looked at the Hall (at night) and thought to myself  “That’s better!”. Have a look at some photos.. [Read more…]

Little Trip Down Memory Lane – Trowse Photos

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Whilst pondering on what makes Trowse a special place, I came across some old photos from about ten years ago.I quick whizz through made me realise the things that make the place so special are its people, sense of community, and how the whole design of Trowse facilitates a greater sense of community than any other place I know of in Norfolk.  It’s great to have the school at the heart of the village, along with the common and swings, closely followed by the pub and shop! [Read more…]

Trowse Villager Oct/Nov 2013

Here’s an electronic copy of the Oct/Nov Villager magazine. Download.

Roger Smith’s Monthly Update Sept 2013 (inc housing Trowse estate and HUGE solar farm proposal in Trowse)

Every month, Roger Smith, member of Norfolk County Council (NCC) publishes a newsletter for people in this area.  Here’s the newsletter for September 2013.

About Roger

Roger Smith  is the Member of Norfolk County Council (NCC) for Henstead Division covering Bixley, Bramerton, Caistor St Edmund, Framingham Earl, Framingham Pigot, Kirby Bedon, Poringland, Stoke Holy Cross, Surlingham, Trowse with Newton.  You can contact Roger directly (Telephone: 01508 538225   e-mail: roger.smith@norfolk.gov.uk) [Read more…]

La Ronde Meeting in Manor Rooms, Sunday 15th 730pm & Monday 16th, White Horse, 6-8pm

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Just confirming 7.30pm at The Manor Rooms for Sunday 15th. Those inclined may wish to arrive via the bar at The White Horse (because ahew it’s important to support local business). Please SPREAD THE WORD! [Read more…]

Colmans’ Mustnot & Keep Trowse Special Posters to Download!

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A kind neighbour mentioned to be that an innovative allotment holder had put up a sign in on the allotments. If you would like a copy, here it is! Also a downloadable printable version for you to print off and pop in your window. Download Colman’s Must Not PDF!

Also, see the “Keep Trowse Special” Poster – download here.

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Scenes from Trowse – Ted Geeson

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Ted is a local artist who I recently found on the common starting a painting of the Common and the surrounding buildings. If you do see him finishing it off, do say hello! He also has some wonderful cards of St Andrews – which he sells to raise money for the local church. [Read more…]

Trowse Housing Plans – Some Notes

Information on the recent communication from local Councillor Trevor Lewis (published in various Trowse Villager editions).

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Register your Views on the Housing Plans here.

If you have a view on the proposed plans, please do so here and I’ll do my best to collect them and make sure the right people see them.

Dont forget to look out for the forthcoming survey from the Parish Council. [Read more…]

Trowse Housing Plans – New School on Allotments by Dell

After the original plans for the new houses were turned down, La Ronde have resubmitted new plans proposing to address the capacity of the school issue by building a new school on the site of the current allotments by The Dell. What do you think? [Read more…]

New Houses in Trowse & Meeting on Monday 2nd September 730pm Manor Rooms

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Trowse was designed by the Colman family as a community for the workers. It was designed to be a model village, specifically laid out the way it was for the community of people who lived there. [Read more…]

August/September 2013 Villager Download

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To view the recent edition of the Villager for August/September 2013 – download here. (40mb – so quite big) [Read more…]

Trowse Villager – Electronic Download June and July 2013

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If you are anything like me and have a tendency never to be able to find things when I need them,  Jerry Brown (Editor – Trowse Villager) has kindly made the magazine available as an electronic download. [Read more…]

Roger Smith’s Monthly Update May 2013

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Every month, Roger Smith, member of Norfolk County Council (NCC) publishes a newsletter for people in this area.  Here’s the newsletter for May 2013.

About Roger

Roger Smith  is the Member of Norfolk County Council (NCC) for Henstead Division covering Bixley, Bramerton, Caistor St Edmund, Framingham Earl, Framingham Pigot, Kirby Bedon, Poringland, Stoke Holy Cross, Surlingham, Trowse with Newton.  You can contact Roger directly (Telephone: 01508 538225   e-mail: roger.smith@norfolk.gov.uk) [Read more…]

A walk in Trowse Woods

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For people looking for somewhere new to take your dog for a walk, or to simply enjoy the wonderful Spring greenery, try Trowse woods.  This woodland is notable for being the ‘nursery’ for the damselflies emerging from the water meadow on the other side of Whittlingham Lane.  It is also a good site for woodland birds and flowers, and has a magnificent snowdrop display in early spring, and bluebells in May. The old lime pits are a favourite for adventurous kids! [Read more…]

Trowse Village Sign Photos

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If you’ve never stopped and looked closely at the village sign, I’ve taken some photos for you to do so at home. It’s a fascinating sign, and I can’t say I am too sure about all the history of it (particularly who is that man in the tree?). Note ‘Spikey’, the hedgehog made from the spikes taken from the school railings and beautifully welded by local artist Rebecca Kemp. [Read more…]