WE NEED YOUR HELP! Carleton Rode History Group is getting a book together on the history of Carleton Rode. We would love any information - and especially photographs - about flax growing, the workhouse, wells, mills, the shutter telegraph and anything else that you think might be useful. You may have documents or artefacts - even something you might have dug up in the garden! Everything will help round out the picture, whether or not it makes it into the final draft.
Carleton Rode History Group holds regular meetings in the village hall which have included speakers on subjects as varied as the history of footpaths, pargetting, dyeing with woad and the story of the redoubtable Miss Savidge – subject of the book Miss Savidge Moves Her House by Christine Adams – who not quite single-handedly moved her medieval hall house from Ware in Hertfordshire to Wells next the Sea on the north Norfolk Coast.
Carleton Rode is the site of ancient settlements and both Bronze Age and Roman artefacts have been discovered in the locality. The History Group website provides more details about the Carleton Rode Hoard and the village digs carried out by Carenza Lewis and her team for Access to Archaeology. There is also a page with photographs of the village in the past.
Friday 28 September, 7.30 Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall
Village Signs, a talk from Mike Weatherstone. Ever wondered about the significance of village signs? Come and join us to find out more. Entry £4 (£3 members), refreshments as usual.
Saturday 29 September, Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall
Metal detecting rally
A limited invitation rally, starting from Carleton Rode village hall, Mill Lane, NR16 1NQ. Book in from 9.30 a.m., cost £15, pay on arrival. Detecting starts at 10.15 a.m. Detecting over approximately 27 acres. Refreshments and toilets available at the hall. Anyone coming for a second year will know how good the refreshments are!
Participants must undertake to report all finds of any potential value on historical importance, both on the day and to Portable Antiquities Scheme officers or other appropriate authorities afterwards. Participants are expected to follow good metal-detecting practice with regard to filling of holes and site clearance. To register contact John Davies (Norwich MD member) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 26 October, Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall
Life of a Romany, a talk from John Leveridge. Entry £4 (£3 members), refreshments as usual.
Friday 23 November, Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall
AGM and talk from John Davies (subject TBC).
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For more information contact Pat Graham on 01953 860294 or Sally Hatcher on 01953 789464