Exhibition of nostalgic North Walsham photos

This one caused a lot of interest on the group's Facebook site. It was probably taken at a North Wal

This one caused a lot of interest on the group's Facebook site. It was probably taken at a North Walsham Secondary Modern School dance in the Vicarage Street church rooms in 1961. Names suggested, in no particular order: Tommy Slender, Mike Cutting, Mick Rodwell, Ivan Davidson, John Simpson, Tommy Smith, Steven Woodruff, Mike Jackman, Brian Whiting, Billy Quantrill, Robert Ramm, John Page, Heather Baynes, Andrew Hayman, Alby Brown, Trevor Mace, Michael Loades, Eddie Furness, Tony Hewitt, Lesley Elgar, Jenny Mattocks, Diane Storey, Jennifer Lewis, Jimmy Rodwell, Pop Needam, Mally Peat and Michael Jackman. Picture: LES EDWARDS - Credit: Archant

More than 200 old photos never seen at a previous exhibition will be among the treats on offer at a nostalgic event in North Walsham this month.

Taken at The Nelson pub, on Mundesley Road - which no longer exists - at a fundraising event in 1982

Taken at The Nelson pub, on Mundesley Road - which no longer exists - at a fundraising event in 1982. Thelma Sharples, landlady, and Geoge Buck, local builder, with Philip Buck of P&P Autos holding the bottle.Picture: LES EDWARDS - Credit: Archant

The North Walsham and District Community Archive group is staging another of its popular free displays at The Atrium, on Spenser Avenue.

A History of North Walsham in Photographs, on August 18, 19 and 20 from 10am-4pm, will also include a local bands and entertainment section, and more than 100 'Then and Now' photos gathered by resident Barry Holden who takes archive pictures and re-photographs the same place today.

The archive group boasts an active Facebook page with more than 4,200 members and the new exhibition will feature a host of recently-discovered photographs collected from some of them.

'The success of the group has allowed us access to the extensive collections of local photographer Fred Mace, the archives of the North Walsham Historical Society, collections from renowned historians and members of the archive group Mike Ling, Brian Hedge and David Ling, as well as many private collections shared by the generous and enthusiastic members of the public,' said archive group chairman Wayne Beauchamp.


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'Central to this year's exhibition will be the collection of Les Edwards photographs kindly donated to us by Richard 'Dick' Waters during last year's exhibition.'

The collection of several thousand negatives covers life in and around North Walsham between the 1930s and 1980s.

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Organisers would be interested in any extra photos which can be emailed to info@northwalshamarchive.co.uk

? On Friday August 19 at 7pm, local historian and archive group member Brian Hedge will lead an audio/visual presentation of archive photographs and narrative on 'North Walsham - The town our parents knew' in the Atrium theatre. Tickets cost £5 from Showcase Gallery, in the Market Place.

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