Voices of Hickling


This website is a growing resource built from material collected by the “Voices of Hickling” project of the Hickling Broad branch of the University of the Third Age.

The inspiration for the whole project came from the late Ursula Jackson, who saw that much of the collective memory of Hickling Village would be lost as the villagers passed away.  The project set out to collect audio interviews from many of the older residents who were born in the village and will - with  luck - continue  to develop over the years, recording those who are now younger residents.

Click HERE to read memories of Ursula.

Led by Ann Louise Kinmonth, the group is currently made up of:  Hilary Beynon,  Ray Cator, Teri Ellis,  Kate Fletcher, Martin Johns,  Sally Kirwan, Hazel Nudd and Steve Whitby.    It is a voluntary project - run on a shoestring - and will grow steadily (we hope!), bearing in mind that we all have lives to lead as well…   

If you could bring expertise to our group, please initially contact us by email.  Currently we are looking for an archivist to help manage the growing amount of material we are collecting, and people who might like to help with recording and/or transcribing the interviews.

We are indebted to Jonathon Draper of the Norfolk Record Office for his help and encouragement both at the start of the project and indeed whenever we have needed it since.

Thanks, too, to Graeme Taplin of Drone Photography Ltd for his generous offer to provide us with drone photography to illustrate our website pages.

The Hickling Local History Group has provided much written data (on their website) which has been invaluable to us when checking our information.

Poppylands Tea Rooms in Horsey have generously shared some of their collection of wartime memorabilia with us.

For further Credits, please click HERE.


Page updated  20/7/19