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Welcome to the website of Docking Heritage Group.

Through these pages we aim to bring you a snapshot of our activities and keep you informed of the progress we are making researching and recording the history of the ancient village of Docking in North West Norfolk.

We are always looking for new material for our village archive and if you have any photographs, newspaper cuttings,memories or artifacts we would welcome the opportunity to record them. By publishing our event diary on this website we hope you will be able to join us in the Tony Arter Heritage Room at the Ripper Hall, High Street, Docking.

The room is open most Wednesday mornings between 10am and 12 noon, including through the winter months, when some of our members will be on hand to help you with any queries you may have and show you our collection of photos, maps and other documents. A Community Information Point can also be found in the room which is available during the room opening hours.

Contact; Helena Aldis, Hon Secretary.

We look forward to meeting you through this website and welcome your feedback.

LATEST NEWS

September 15th – Heritage Open Day in Lynn

Click here for a map of over 50 places to visit for free in Lynn next Sunday. Many of the places are only open on Heritage Open Day.


Pub crawl of Old Lynn

Dr Paul Richards took us on a pub crawl of old Lynn on September 4th. It was truly fascinating as Dr Richards is such a fount of information and stories of the people who inhabited the houses. We discovered streets which most of us didn’t know existed despite living here for years. The evening ended at the Ferry Lane Social Club overlooking the river with a welcome glass of refreshment.

We are planning visit Hardwick Cemetery with Dr Richards next year, probably in June or July when the evenings are longer and warmer. Do think about joining us it will be full of interesting stories of the folk who are buried there with or without monuments.


SHARP Archaeological Festival

The Heritage Group had a stand at the SHARP Archaeological Festival in Sedgeford on July 21st. We took along a selection of finds from our Community Digs and were very pleased to get a mystery object identified. Click here to find out what it is.


VOICES FROM DOCKING

VOICES FROM DOCKING – recollections of a Norfolk village is the Heritage Group’s latest publication. Find out more and purchase a copy on our Sales and Publications page.


2019 LOCAL HISTORY FAIR

We had a brilliant local history weekend this year with over 250 paying visitors plus members. We sold £290 worth of new books and our DVDs and made a good profit from the raffle. Click here to see the local press report.

Thank you to everyone who made the effort to come and help and visit the exhibition – we had some interesting queries and conversations and most of us have learnt something new about the village and the area.


DOCKING COMMUNITY ARCHIVE

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Docking Heritage Group have created another way to allow people to share their photographs, stories and memories by setting up a new Facebook group called ‘Docking Community Archive’. For those with a Facebook account simply click on the icon on the left, join the group and begin sharing your Docking related memories.


Welcome to Docking Heritage Group

What’s on


Come and join us. We have a full calendar of events that we organise or attend every year. Clicking on the picture will take you to the 'What's On' page where you can find out more.

Click here for details of our next meeting: October 2nd -The Agricultural labourer – The story of the men and women who worked on the land in Norfolk - a talk by Stephen Pope

Can you help us?

St. Mary's Church
Are you an American who used to live in Docking? We'd love to hear from you - visit our Americans at Docking page.
We are always looking for old pictures, deeds, documents, stories or memories. Tell us about your family connections with the village.
Do you have any news of archaeological finds or artefacts? All of these add to the story of Docking.
If you think you can be of help, or would like to become a member then please contact us.

PROJECT: VILLAGE HISTORY


The story of our village. Find out about the buildings, railway, airfield, workhouse, trades and the people of the past. See maps of Docking for the last 400 years.[read more...]


Project: Family History


Find your ancestors. We have many transcripts available including a survey of the churchyard and war memorial to enable us to help you research your family tree. [read more...]


Project: Photo Collection


A pictorial history of Docking. We are amassing an extensive collection of photographs showing all aspects of village life. [read more...]