West Dereham is a small village in West Norfolk close to the town of Downham Market.
The aims of the Heritage Group are to research and record the past of our village and to learn more about the local area. Our first meeting was held in November 2005. We meet monthly, generally on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Village Hall located in Church Road, (see map) and 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.
An Evening with
French and Walker
Thursday, 17th September, at 7.30 pm
West Dereham Village Hall
… will be showing original coverage of the Zeppelin Raids on Kings
Lynn and Great Yarmouth during WWI. He will also be speaking about
a lady who joined the Womens Land Army in 1917, presenting her hand
written diary with photographs, badges etc.
… will be reading a paper called, 'The Fallen 1914 -1918', by a Norfolk
Freemason which deals with the following; freemasonry and Norfolk
during the conflict; impacts of the war on Norfolk; Norfolk under fire;
Norfolk fights back; and The Norfolk Regiment.