West Dereham is a small village in West Norfolk close to the town of Downham Market.
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The aims of the Heritage Group are to research and record the past of our village and to learn more about the local area.
For details of our programme please click here
Reports on our Programme by Richard French 2012
Reports on our Programme by Richard French - Past Years
Our first meeting was held in November 2005. We meet monthly, generally on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Village Hall and try to arrange regular speakers or outings.
Subscription fees are £15 per person per year. (There is no extra charge to members for a general meeting however, if we have a speaker there is a small charge to cover costs.
Alternatively you can become a Friend of West Dereham Heritage Group for £10.00 a year.
For other information please contact
St Andrew's Church
A booklet has been produced about the Parish Church, St. Andrew's West Dereham.
Conservation is being undertaken of the church tithe record at the Norfolk Record Office.
More information about the church.
List of all Monumental Inscriptions
A project recording the inscriptions from headstones in the churchyard and plaques inside the church is underway.
A photographic record is in progress.
West Dereham Abbey
A booklet about West Dereham Abbey has been completed.
Websites for research
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Click here for photos of former residents of West Dereham
If you have photos of West Dereham in the past we would be delighted to showcase them on this website.
Postcards. We are looking for postcards of West Dereham. If you have some tucked away in box somewhere please consider loaning them to us so we can scan them for our collection.
Link to old postcards of West Dereham on Rootsweb
House Deeds Deeds can give us valuable information about our village. One of our members has been researching field names and has come up with some fascinating finds. We would be very interested in scanning any deeds which you may have to help us develop our research. Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help in this way.
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