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Carbrooke History & Heritage

Social Life

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

For a group of people to become a community, there must be a social life. For most of the population throughout history,most of their time was spent working, but when they had the opportunity to relax, enjoy themselves and create their social community, they did, and much has been achieved in Carbrooke to make village life what it is today.

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Carbrooke Dance Club, began in the 1940's, started up by vicar George Chambers. It continued to operate in the village hall, until around 2015.







A fancy dress New Years Eve party 1940's in Carbrooke school hall








Carbrooke Village Coronation Hall Founded 1956 to create an indoor venue for village activities.

Carbrooke Village Millenium Green A green space  at the centre of the village, which attracts people from far and wide.

Sport and Entertainment in Carbrooke

Carbrooke Cricket Club

Carbrooke Pubs

Carbrooke WI Raised funds for various local and national charities.

Carbrooke Census: A fascinating and useful resource for family and social historians.

New Penny News Carbrooke Village magazine, originally began in 1969 as a school publication, 'The Ha'Penny News', then 'Penny News', and now well established as 'The New Penny News' - 'All the Village News and Views'. This link will take you to the online editions.

Carbrooke Appraisal 2001: In 2001 a village appraisal was commissioned, it makes interesting reading some 20 years later, we can see how many things have changed....and how many stay the same!

Carbrooke celebrates for the end of Crimean War These days, the Crimean war may not be a well known part of British history, although many of us may have heard of 'The charge of the Light Brigade', and of Florence Nightingale, who recognised the importance of cleanliness and kindness in military nursing, and which was introduced into general nursing. It is hard to know how much Carbrooke people would have known about the Crimean War in 1856, but this piece published in 'Norfolk Chronicles', details how they celebrated the ending of the war.


Page last Updated 09.10.20