What’s New

October 2020: New pages were added about Moregrove, Clarkes Farm and Dairy Barn Farm. Plus the story of The World of William Rising Gentleman Farmer of West Somerton’.

September 2020: New personal profile pages on Francis Blomefield, Rev. George Pearse, Rev Joseph John Gurney & the Gunton family were added. New pages were added on the Star Inn, Victoria Inn and Bottle Hall Cottages.
The website now has 279 pages of information, 65 photo albums and 3,631 photographs.

August 2020: A new page about the Black Death was added.

July 2020: A list of those included in the 1861 census was added. Information pages on the Isle of Flegg and Cess were added. Building details were added for Cranes Green Cottage; Oddfellows Hall; The King’s Arms and landlords William & Richard Rogers. Personal profiles were added for Elijah Gymer (1855-1891); David & Anna Hinderer; George & Susannah Amis and their daughters Christina & Betsy; Henry Hodds (1842-1884); Ernest Henry William Twite; Humphrey Gymer (1865-1953) & Jane, nee Ward (1865-1934); George William Cooke and additional information about the Bane Family in general.

June 2020: Details about Martham’s windmills/wind pumps were added. These were Hemsby Road windmills; Repps Road smock mill; Bracey’s wind pump; Martham Boatbuilding wind pump and the Pits Skeleton wind pump. Plus information about some windmill millers: James Bane (1768-1834); James Bane (1793-1861); James William Bane (1869-1963); William Barnard Crowe (1798-1856); James Cooper Faulke (1819-1883); James Coper Faulke (1857-1905); William Wells (1781-1846) and William Harrison Wells (1805-1874). Pages describing all the Footpaths in the village were added and a page about Fairs & Carnivals. A single page on Quoits was added. Plus a personal profile page for William Lack (1819-1898). Finally a page about the property called Sunnyside in Damgate the home of a sail maker. The website now has 65 photo albums and over 2,560 photographs.

May 2020: 120 more photos were added, mainly of buildings. The following pages were added during May: Blackcurrant Farming; Bracey & Son; Burraway story; Durban House; Ferrygate; Heigham Holmes; Kirby family & businesses; Linford family; Manor Farm; Martham Boat Building & Development Co.; Ferry; Occupations of the People of Martham before 1800; River Thurne & Martham Broad; Staithes; The strange story of base born Biggs; Railways and Gatehouses. The page on the 1812 Inclosure Award was updated.

This website was launched on 1st May 2020 with 201 pages and over 2,300 images in 56 albums.

Coming soon:-
  • Clarkes Farm
  • Moregrove
  • Vicars
Further down the line:-
  • More ‘people’ thumbnails.
  • More pages featuring ‘Buildings’ and ‘Places’.