Your Town | North Walsham
Like its better known village neighbour Worstead, North Walsham’s early prosperity was due to the cloth of incoming Flemish weavers.
In 1381 it was a battlefield at the climax of a Peasants’ Revolt, which saw the peasants defeated by the heavily armed forces of the Bishop of Norwich and the peasants’ leader Geoffrey Litester hung drawn and quartered.
Paston Sixth form College includes buildings from the old school bearing the same name where Horatio Nelson was educated from 1868-1771.
A great fire in 1600 destroyed 118 homes and the previous market cross.
Today’s town has a busy market, a £5m Atrium arts centre, and Davenport’s Magic Kingdom museum and performance centre.