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Carbrooke History and Heritage

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This is the home page of the Carbrooke History and Heritage website. Discover more by following the 'Menu' link above.

Carbrooke, is a small agricultural village in Norfolk. It is part of the ancient 'Wayland Hundred'. Although small, the village, has a surprising and fascinating history, with influences through the centuries from around the world. 'Carbrooke Heritage Group,' was formed in 2012.  The group has been involved in a number of projects to research, log and publish aspects of village history. Also to raise the profile of Carbrooke and its heritage. The aim of this website is to bring together this information. If you have any comments, information, anecdotes or photographs to share, please contact us

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Carbrooke Heritage Group Upcoming Events and Projects. Due to Covid-19, our planned events have been postponed, please check back for rescheduled details.

Read more about how Carbrooke Heritage Group began, the activities and projects carried out. Find out about Carbrooke Heritage with a brief resume of Carbrooke history, and interesting facts and figures.

Mapping Carbrooke, explores the roads and areas of Carbrooke and their heritage. There is a list and heritage of the farms in Carbrooke, past and present. 

Discover more about an archaeological dig  carried out at the school in 1998 prior to building extensions. The Church webpage  details church activities, history, architecture and connections with the Knights of St John, also known as the Knights Hospitallers. The Nonconformists were active in Carbrooke during 19th and 20th centuries.

The main occupation in Carbrooke for centuries, was agriculture. The Agricultural heritage page explores this subject and the trades and industries page details the occupations necessary to support agriculture and village life.  Discover more about community on the Carbrooke social life page, and sport and entertainment. Find out about the Village Hall, a community venue for indoor entertainment and Carbrooke Millennium Green an 11 acre site, for all ages to enjoy outdoor life, ecology, games and village events. Find out about utilities, the necessities of life and how they have been introduced to improve everyday life in Carbrooke.

Read about the history of Carbrooke School from foundation to the present day, a much loved school through the years. Heritage projects relating to the school, such as the Wall Hanging, 'An Ocean Apart', and Transcription of the school log. The Playgroup page describes Carbrooke Nursery from its beginnings as a parent led group, until today it is part of the school.

Find useful information for family and social historians with Carbrooke ancestry, including Parish registers & Census entries. Read personal memories and more about Carbrooke people who have made a difference in the community or led fascinating lives.

The military pages describe how World War One, World War Two and the Aerodrome affected Carbrooke. Read about the instigation of the Carbrooke War Memorial. The 'Carbrooke Poppies', was a community memorial project for Remembrance Day 2018. Read more about the re-discovery, renovation and presentation, of rare civil war parish armour.

The Heritage group organised a project to design, construct and install at various locations, explanation boards detailing Carbrooke history. The British love to talk about the weather, and sometimes, it really is worth talking about, as we look into extraordinary weather events in Carbrooke through time. As we are living through history we record the unprecedented events of 2020.

The 'Boy Tom' keeps us up to date, on life and news, in Norfolk Dialect, which can be found on the external Carbrooke Magazine Page. 

Find Publications of items of interest relating to Carbrooke Heritage. With Links,  an index to other sites or references, relating to Carbrooke and locality. Slideshows and photos of Carbrooke created under various subjects can be found on the Images page.

In the church, there is a 'Teddy Trail' to appeal to the younger generation. It tells the story of the heritage and people of Carbrooke through teddies.

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Page Last Updated 11.11.2020

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