The Blacksmiths, Saxlingham Thorpe
Welcome to the Newton Flotman and Saxlingham Thorpe Heritage Group website
Whether you are a new resident, have lived in the area all your life or moved out and feeling nostalgic, we hope that you find something of interest here. Please do not hesitate to get in contact - we would love to use your photographs and memories to help build up an archive of life in our villages.
As you explore the website you will see that we need more content to build this online archive please do consider sharing your photos and memories.
NFaST core members meet 2-3 times a year and host Village Cafe for their Memories events 2-3 times a year too. Contact Kirsten Remer 01508 471580 for meeting dates or look in the village magazine, Partnership, which can be accessed via the Newton Flotman Parish Council website
We hold our village archive at the church and have digital copies of most items. These can be accessed when the church is open but do contact NFaST beforehand to avoid disappointment as a member may not always be available to help you with your enquiry, but can usually accommodate with prior notice
Highlights..o the site...
The Fall of the Basin - an amusing poem featuring village characters from previous generations. (found by clicking Explore and clicking on People of Newton Flotman. Match some of the names to members of the Home Guard - their photograph is in Galleries>Wartime along with research by one of our members Moyra Parker on the Village during WWII in Explore> Wartime
The old bridge, over the River Tas Newton Flotman
The Old Bridge Newton Flotman
Thank you to those who have contributed material for this website. With material that has been passed on to NFaST members over the years, it is sometimes difficult to trace the source so please let us know if you can help!
This area is now known as Kings Green, but was known as 'the Heater', due to its shape. There were allotments here. The old school is in the background. Taken from the A140 north to Norwich.