Bacton & District History Group

The history of Bacton in Norfolk

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Bacton's Claims to Fame:

Bacton is well known for Bacton Abbey (more correctly known as Broomholm Priory) and the gas terminal.  But there is a whole history to our village apart from these two features, the aim of the history group is to uncover this history and document it for both ourselves and future generations.

How Walcott Road used to look:

      Looking South East towards Walcott


                           Looking North West towards Abbey Street

Who we are and what are our aims?

The Bacton History Group is a collection of people who are interested in the history of their village.  Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in local history in general, Bacton in particular or maybe just a small part of that history, maybe just wishing to know more about their house, immediate environment or a particular period, wartime perhaps.

The idea is to catalogue and archive any information or material we come across and hold it for future interested parties, have occasional exhibitions of what we've collected and maybe even publish a booklet of our discoveries.

Membership and Meetings:

Membership of the group costs £2.00 per attended meeting. (well you do get a cup of tea or coffee!)  These subscriptions will help pay for the hire of the village hall, helps towards any research and will fund venues, speakers etc.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every other month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.) in the village hall annex at 7:30 p.m.

 You don't need a degree in history to come, or even anything particular to contribute, just an interest and maybe you'll be suprised at just how interesting your knowledge of Bacton can be to the rest of us.

Have a drive from Bacton to Walcott

History is constantly in the making and what we take as normal today will be tomorrows history so a drive from Bacton to Walcott today might be quite different in ten years time.

See March 2013's roads on youtube at:

You never know it might not be too long before this seems as quaint as some of the old postcards.