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Beautiful nostalgic pictures show Wymondham throughout the years

PUBLISHED: 18:30 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:41 09 November 2017

Aerial view of Wymondham, 30th September 1987. Picture: Archant Library

Aerial view of Wymondham, 30th September 1987. Picture: Archant Library

Take a trip down memory lane with our wonderful photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at Wymondham, a market town and civil parish 9.5 miles south-west of Norwich.

Mrs. E. M. Bowden, treasurer of Wymondham W.I. unveiling the new Town Sign to mark the golden jubilee of the movement. Left is Mr. G. H. Marwood. chairman of Wymondham U.D.C. who received the sign on behalf of the town, 31st July 1969. Picture: Archant Library Mrs. E. M. Bowden, treasurer of Wymondham W.I. unveiling the new Town Sign to mark the golden jubilee of the movement. Left is Mr. G. H. Marwood. chairman of Wymondham U.D.C. who received the sign on behalf of the town, 31st July 1969. Picture: Archant Library

Wymondham is a town packed with history and its most famous landmark - the Abbey - remains one of the grandest religious buildings in East Anglia.

It is a magnificent Norman church established in 1107 as part of a monastic foundation and, while the town itself has grown immeasurably over the centuries and is unrecogniseable from even 100 years ago, the majestic abbey is as much a part of community life as it was in the 125th century.

Along with the bustling market place and picturesque historic Market Cross, it is at the heart of Wymondham’s identity, past and present.

Copies of the images featured in this story are available to buy via our photo sales website or alternatively can be ordered by phone on 01603 772449.

Two priests and three deacons being ordained by the Bishop of Norwich in Wymondham Abbey, May 1961. Picture: Archant library Two priests and three deacons being ordained by the Bishop of Norwich in Wymondham Abbey, May 1961. Picture: Archant library

Wymondham railway station, 7th August 1979. Picture: Archant Library Wymondham railway station, 7th August 1979. Picture: Archant Library

Making Christmas cake at Wymondham High School, 15th November 1990. Picture: Archant Library Making Christmas cake at Wymondham High School, 15th November 1990. Picture: Archant Library

Youngsters using the trampoline in Wymondham College's large sports hall or Youngsters using the trampoline in Wymondham College's large sports hall or "barn gym", 12th November 1963. Picture: Archant Library

Remembrance Day Service at Wymondham, November 1956. Picture: Archant Library Remembrance Day Service at Wymondham, November 1956. Picture: Archant Library

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