Contributed by: Jerry Green
When? Saturday 11th October 2008
Where? East Barsham (Select this link to see map) Village Hall, Norfolk. For Driving directions see below (after selecting 'Read More').
Who is it for? All are welcome! You do not have to be a member of The Bunting Society
What will be happening?
The Bunting Society’s growing collection of Family Trees, Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates, Wills, Census returns, Newspaper and Photo Archives will be on display. We hope to provide copying facilities and internet access. There will be opportunities throughout the day for research.
We have booked two speakers, each of whom has a wealth of local knowledge. Mike Welland will talk about Wells-next-the-Sea – once a thriving port and wealthy trading and fishing town. There have been Buntings in Wells for generations. As an ‘extra’, Mike will lead a walk around Wells on the following morning for members who stay in the area overnight. Our second speaker will be Bunting Society member David Bunting who lives at nearby Holkham. Those who have heard David before will welcome him once more as a speaker.
We are delighted to offer members and their guests a tour of East Barsham Manor House, described by Nikolaus Pevsner as ‘the picture-book ideal of an early Tudor house’. The Manor House is not normally open to the public. The Bunting Society is privileged to have this opportunity, thanks to the kind invitation of Sir John and Lady Guinness who will show us around their home. Please note, however, that this tour is not available for children under the age of twelve years.
Bunting Society records and family trees
The growing collection of Bunting Society records, a veritable forest of Bunting family trees, the Society’s photo and newspaper archives and much, much more will be available. We hope that members will bring along their own Bunting photos etc (copies, not originals) for all to see.
The village of East Barsham is 4 miles north of the market town of Fakenham and about 8 miles from the historic coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea.
Fakenham is 25 miles north west of Norwich and 18 miles east of King’s Lynn.
Norwich and King’s Lynn have good mainline rail services linking with all parts of England.
Buses run from Norwich and King’s Lynn to Fakenham.
There is a daily National Express Coach service to Fakenham from London.
Norwich Airport caters for domestic and international travellers.
Taxis are available in Fakenham and it is a short ride to East Barsham.
A useful website for planning your journey is traveline East Anglia.
Directions to East Barsham Village Hall
From King’s Lynn –
Take A148 to junction with B1105. Turn left.
From Swaffham –
Take A1065 to roundabout. Follow A148 to junction with B1105. Turn left.
From Cromer –
Take A148 to junction with B1105. Turn right.
From Norwich –
Take A1067 to A148 to junction with B1105. Turn right.
All routes –
Then take B1105 signed Wells and Walsingham. After half a mile carry straight on at crossroads, taking minor road for 2 miles, signed to East Barsham.
(Take care, major road goes to left at crossroads)
Pass church , pub, and Manor.
Village Hall signed to left at bottom of hill.
Turn into lane, Village Hall on right.
Sat Nav users – the postcode for East Barsham Manor is NR21 0LD
Places of interest in North West Norfolk
Within easy driving distance of East Barsham are Blickling Hall, Sandringham, Holkham Hall and the Shrine of Walsingham. The North Norfolk coast with its outstanding opportunities for bird watching is nearby, as too is the village of Burnham Thorpe, birthplace of Horatio Nelson.
North Norfolk is justifiably proud of its hospitality, its locally produced food and its excellent pubs and restaurants. There is a wide range of hotel, guest house, bed and breakfast, and self-catering accommodation.
Please join us! To book a place now return a booking form ASAP.
The Bunting Society