and Useful Links
A list of books and publications of interest, to anyone researching the heritage of Carbrooke. They may not all be in print, but may be found in local libraries, second hand bookstores or online. Carbrooke, Norfolk is a small agricultural village, with a surprising & fascinating history. It has 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. 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.
Two books explain the story of ‘The Commanderie of Carbrooke’ and ‘The Knights Hospitallers’. They can be purchased from the church at £2.50 each
A short history compiled by Helen Riley (out of print)
Compiled by Helen Riley
Capturing our Wayland Heritage, ‘A history of Carbrooke’
1st edition 2011, includes pull out section and DVD of local photos.
A series of 13 books produced by the Wayland Partnership, gives a history of each of the Wayland Villages.
To purchase a copy (Carbrooke) £8.00 (£3 p&p) Contact Carbrooke Heritage Group,
Also available to purchase from Wayland Partnership offices in Watton, Wayland House, High Street, Watton.
Or as reference in Carbrooke Church Heritage corner or Watton library.
The Impact of WW1 In Wayland, 1st edition 2016.
A study by the Wayland Heritage groups on the impact of WW1 in the Wayland area, covering the many aspects of life. Produced by the Wayland Partnership, and funded by a Lottery grant.
To purchase a copy, contact Wayland Partnership offices in Watton, Wayland House, High Street, Watton.
Or as reference in Carbrooke Church Heritage corner and Watton library.
The Heritage Group have transcribed, and published Carbrooke school log for the years 1939-45, adding background photos and information. During the second world war, the Headmistress, Miss Mary Norton, kept a fascinating record of daily life and events in Carbrooke, during the years of the war through her entries in the school log, she was a much admired headmistress, with an obvious care for the children in her charge. Daily life went on as usual, admidst the highly unusual events bought on by war, particularly the kind involvement of locally based American troops.
Books available from Carbrooke Heritage Group £5 (£3 p&p). First print 2019
A3 sized poster of the Carbrooke Heritage Map designed by Adrian Talbot for Carbrooke Heritage Group, foe use as Parish information boards.
Posters available from Carbrooke Heritage Group £5 (£5 p&p).
‘Carbrooke in the Past’ by Stanley and Dorothy Saunders 1986 Out of Print
A history of Carbrooke, with lots of first hand accounts.
Report on the Archaeological Dig at the school 1998
Publisher East Anglian Archaeology 31 Dec 2006
Marine Jack by Robert Chalmers
An account of a Norfolk man’s war (Jack Clarke of Carbrooke)
Useful Information & Links to Other Sites
Carbrooke Online Website Village online magazine and information
Carbrooke Parish Website Parish Council Website
Wayland News: ‘A community newspaper and website dedicated to providing information about Wayland in the heart of Breckland in Norfolk, England’.
Wayland House, High Street, Watton, Thetford
Norfolk Baptism Project: A very useful site for anybody researching Norfolk ancestry. Carbrooke Baptism records 1812 -1880 have been added to this database.Hosted by ROOTSWEB
www.norfolkpubs.co.uk Norfolk pubs past and present, information, reference and photos. Maintained by Richard Bristow
Commonwealth War Graves Commission have a website with a wealth of information detailing the men and women who served and died serving our country.
Norfolk Roll of Honour Website Norfolk War Memorials
www.rafwatton.info Fascinating history of RAF Watton. Maintained by Julian Horn
Letters between Carbrooke School children and Leona Robbins in Norfolk Virginia during WW2 Amazing information, images of actual letters.
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