SYDERSTONE COMMUNITY ARCHIVE
As from May 2016 the archive will be housed in the Amy Robsart Village Hall, Syderstone and will be available to view by appointment.
To look at any of this collection, please contact any of the following people to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Sheila Riches: 01485 578171
Family Histories – so far
Adcock and Twell
Allen family from Syderstone
Allen family from Docking
Allen family from Sculthorpe
Batterby, Cable and Johnson
Green - descendants of James Green & Ann Chapman
Green - descendants of Richard Green & Sarah Pratt
Grieves, Jones and Langley
Havers, Waller and Church
Hipkin, Willimont and Woods
Pells and Temple
Simpson and Beckett
World War 1 Project
This project started in 2013 to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War 1 in 1914.
We are compiling biographies on the Soldiers and Sailors from Syderstone who fought in WW1.
It is an ongoing project and we would love to get more information on the servicemen from Syderstone who fought for their country.
Of particular interest is what happened to the men who fought and survived the war .Where did they go, did they marry and have children/grandchildren, when and where did they die?
Are you a descendant? Have you got information/photographs on these men which we can add to our project.
The first part of the project details the 12 men who died and are commemorated on the Syderstone War Memorial. The list of men is also recorded on the order of service for the dedication of the Syderstone War Memorial held on Sunday October 2nd 1921 in the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, Syderstone.
Biographies of the 12 Soldiers & Sailors who died during WW1.
Reginald Osborne Allen (MM)
Arthur William Ayres
Oscar Duffield Bowman
Thomas William Collison
Alfred Alec Arnold Cubitt
William Arthur Elsiegood
George S. Greeves
Harry Lawrence Hunter
Alfred Robert Langley
Frederick (Zachariah) Benjamin Langley
World War 1 Project-continued
The second part of the project details the biographies of the
80 + soldiers and sailors who fought and survived the War.
The following list of men was recorded on the order of service for the dedication of the Syderstone War Memorial held on Sunday October 2nd 1921 in the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, Syderstone.
Edmund James Allen
James Thomas Allen
Reginald Belmont Allen
Ernest Percy Cornwall
Bertie Dennis Couzens
Edric James Couzens **
died, lived in Rudham – thus not recorded on Syderstone War Memorial
Harold Frederick Couzens
Sydney George Couzens
Arthur Frederick Easter
Ernest Arthur Edge
John George Herbert Edge
Henry William Edge
Hubert Francis Edge
Joseph Fountain Edwards
Alfred Ernest Elsiegood
Arthur Thomas Farrant
Arthur James Gathercole
Sydney Henry Gorick
World War 1 Project-continued
Biographies of the 80+ soldiers and Sailors who fought and survived the war continued
Edward Louis Graveling
Edgar Arthur Graveling
George Edward Graveling
Henry George Graveling
Albert Henry Graver
Henry William Graver
Alfred Albert Greeves
William Godfrey Harper
William Nathaniel Harper
Oscar Dudley Howard
Charles Walter Hurn
Percy Dennis Hurn
Arthur Valentine Hurn
Archibald Drewery Keeley
George William Keeley
Henry Lawrence Kemp
William Valentine Kemp**
** Died, commemorated on Fakenham War Memorial
William Wilfred Laws Lake
Albert Edward Loades
Sydney Lawson Mitchell
Oscar Alfred Mussett
William George Mussett
George William Pearman
World War 1 Project-continued
Biographies of the 80+ soldiers and Sailors who fought and survived the War - continued
Walter Frederick Sharpe
Cyril George Skipper
Percy Methuen Skipper
Albert James Vertigan
Basil Edward Vertigan (MM)
Charles William Watts
Reginald Kirby Willimont
Walter Gladstone Willimont
We have several books and magazine articles on World War 1
Syderstone Photographic History
During the last 10 years we have amassed a large number of photographs relating to Syderstone, its families, school, church and village events.
These have been scanned in to a PC thus securing digital images for the future and allowing us to return the original photographs to their owners
We have also had original family photographs donated to the hall for which we are most grateful.
There are people on some photos who still need to be identified, so if you fancy a bit of detective work we would be most please to see you.
If you have any photographs of local or family interest we would love to see them and add them to our collection, especially
the period 1970 – present.
General Syderstone History
Syderstone History and People – Book 1
Newspaper articles, Village School, Public Houses, St Mary’s Church, Royal British Legion, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation (1953), Syderstone and Barmer Flower Show,
Electoral Registers 1885-1915
Syderstone History and People – Book 2
History and Maps
Historical Trade Directories
Syderstone Professions and Trades
Extracts from the Syderstone School Logbook
July 1876 – July 1926
This work records everyday life in our local school and many local children are named.
Emigration from Syderstone
During the late 19th and early 20th Century many people from Syderstone emigrated to Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.
Find out if your ancestors were amongst them.
History of Syderstone Houses
The history and occupants of several local houses are detailed.
Syderstonians & Old Syderstonians - Memories and Reflections.
Some are just short passages whilst others merit a whole book.
Old Syderstonian Newsletters 2008- present
Royal British Legion Womens Section Syderstone
The album originally belonging to Nellie Allen, and was kindly donated to the Amy Robsart Hall upon her death by her daughter Margaret.
It comprises photographs, certificates and newspaper reports.
Album belonging to Lydia Lucy Margaret Harper 1838-1918
This was found by Janet Yates in her father’s house in Hunstanton after his death. She had no idea why it should be there as he had no connection to Syderstone. She very kindly donated it to the Amy Robsart Hall.
It started in 1857 and comprises writings and poems by Lydia and a number of her relatives and friends. In addition, separately at the back of the album were a number of very frail newspaper articles of local, national and international interest, together with more writings. These have been filed separately to the album.
Various articles and books pertaining to her life and her
very controversial death
The Docking Union Workhouse
Miscellaneous notes for Syderstone people 1837-1848
Workhouse Births and Deaths for Syderstone people
1839-1919. Thanks to Pat Gill for this information.
Magazine articles on old occupations, and family businesses
Some are national, some pertain to Norfolk with many photographs of Norfolk life.
Books on Norfolk Humour – by various authors
Syderstone Parish Council
Archives1894 – 1999
Parish Councillor Declarations 13/12/1894 – 28/09/1989
Postage & Stationery Record 08/01/1946 – 14/02/1991
Receipt & Payment (Book 1) 01/04/1947 – 31/03/1970
Receipt & Payment (Book 2) 01/04/1970 – 31/03/1981
Receipt & Payment (Book 3) 01/04/1981 – 31/03/1999
Financial Statements 31/03/1960 – 31/03/1984
Precept upon Rating Authority 04/04/1966 – 01/04/1982
Clerk Letters (Book 1) 15/03/1978 – 25/05/1982
Clerk Letters (Book 2) 26/05/1982 – 10/10/1984
Clerk Letters (Book 3) 26/05/1987 – 20/01/1989
Clerk Letters (Book 4) 16/03/1989 – 08/07/1991
Clerk Letters (Book 5) 09/07/1991 – 07/05/1993
Parish Council Minutes 16/10/1997 – 20/03/2008
(Council retains minutes for seven years but
they will become available in due course)
Amy Robsart (Syderstone) Village Hall
Album detailing achievements between the years 2005 –present.
Photographic record of roof refurbishment and re-slating project