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17th October 2019 Dear Trimingham, I have just discovered your website and it is with great excitement that I found mention of my grandad, Harold Rounce, in Alec’s Mardle of March 2013. My mother Joyce lived in Trimingham as a child, on Middle Street and at Blackberry Hall. My parents were married at Trimingham Church in 1955. Harold was her father. The description of Harold playing football really chimed with me, as I know how much he loved football. He used to follow Norwich and I have a fantastic photo taken in the 1959 cup run of Harold and three friends in their City scarves. I have no idea who the other men are but perhaps they also played in that Trimingham team. Harold’s great great grandson currently plays football for Cromer boys so the tradition continues. Also, my father worked with a Bertie Gray at Curtis’s garage in Overstrand in the 1960s: I wonder if this Bert is the one who is mentioned? Indeed, I loved reading all entries in Alec’s Mardle. I am a historian by training and a keen genealogist. My paternal grandmother was a Reynolds, born Hungry Hill in Northrepps in 1904. It is possible that I am distantly related to Alec. Keep up the good work – Sandra Fishwick nee Bailey
Reply from Alec Reynolds: It was nice to hear from someone who saw the Mardle on the website. I knew your family very well. A long time ago, when Joyce and Gerald got married, I rang the church bells for them. Her Mum and Dad lived in a railway carriage near Beacon Hill – it was called The Plots. Before moving to Middle Street they lived at Blackberry Hall and then at Northrepps. Harrold Rounce was a great sportsman, not only playing football for Trimingham, but also in the Billiards and Darts teams of which my Dad was captain. The Bertie Gray who worked with Gerald was much younger – but the Bertie Gray who was a linesman with the football team was the same age as your grandfather. I knew your grandparents but they were no relation to my family. I knew your grandmother’s brothers and sisters too. In Joyce’s family I think she had a brother, Richard, and a sister, Rosemary – I hope I’m correct. Your grandmother was Ada: she had a brother or some relation who was a carpenter living at Worstead – he worked for Stalham Highways Depot, and I worked with him. Gerald’s parents were Elsie and Reggie, and they lived at Northrepps. I hope all this information is correct – I’m pretty sure it is! Greetings from Alec Reynolds.
Reply from Sandra: How lovely that Alec knew my parents and grandparents. Thank you Alec for getting in touch. My mum died at the young age of 56, and dad died in 2011 aged 79, but mum’s siblings Richard and Kathleen are still alive. Rosemary, the other sister, has also gone. I didn’t know that they lived in a railway carriage! I’m pretty sure they lived at Blackberry Hall after Middle Street, as mum was still living there at the start of 1951 and all the things she told me of her childhood concerned Blackberry Hall. Yes Ada did have family in Worstead-her sister Evelyn lived there and Evelyn’s daughter Marie, who was one of the bridesmaids, still lives there. My parents are buried together at Northrepps, very close to Ada and Harold. I live the other side of Norwich but come back to north Norfolk regularly as my sister and brother still live in Cromer. I would love to come over to talk to Alec about his memories of my family, if that’s possible. Being a Norfolk girl I like a good mardle! Best wishes – Sandra
9th October 2019 Last month I had the joy of walking the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path. I was struck by the distinctive pattern of parish churches regularly spaced along the coast and this is one of the defining memories I have of this lovely coastline that I have only just discovered. My purpose in writing is simply to say that Trimingham churchyard was by some distance the most beautifully kept that I came across. As a member of a CofE church in Bath I know how much work it takes to just keep a churchyard under control, let alone look as delightful of yours does. It was highlight of that day’s walking and I just wanted to thank you! Warm regards – Stephen
3rd May 2019 I am writing to find any information available about the town of “Trimingham” in Norfolk. I have came across this website and email address. It is amazing! I live in Australia and my maiden name was Trimingham. My grandfather, Thomas George Trimingham, came to Australia as a young man. I have traced some family history to his parents – George & Eliza Trimingham who lived in Lincolnshire. George was buried in Lincolnshire. I am wondering if the name Trimingham is very common in England and also how the town got its name & if any people by that name live there. Thanks for any help you may be able to assist me with, and thank you for such a great website. Sheryn Fogarty (nee Trimingham)
2nd December 2018 It was nice to see this slideshow of old Trimingham where my grandparents Albert William and Emily Payne lived at 3 Bizewell Cottages. It looked to me that one of the pictures in the slideshow was perhaps these cottages ? A very good website I must say. Trevor Payne, Thetford
28th Mar 2018 Please can someone review the content of the front page of the parish website. An initial glance shows one horrendous error that’s screaming at me.
Nothing can be “almost unique”; the definition of unique is that the subject is one of a kind. Visitors will be referring to our website, can we give them a good first impression please? Maybe a review of the whole website is in order? Ann Humphrey
[The quotation referred to occurs on the Home page: “Trimingham is in one sense the sea-view capital of the entire Norfolk coast-line, as its almost uniquely elevated position brings glimpse after glimpse of spectacular vistas across the water.” We have looked at this in the light of Ann’s comment, but have decided that the way the word “uniquely” is used here is actually quite correct, in that it simply suggests that the height of Trimingham’s position on the Norfolk coast must come close to being a one-off. We are, however, open to contributions by others on this subject of English usage.]
17th Jan 2018 I was totally charmed by the website. It’s all so friendly. (I mean accessible.) The committee have so much to be proud of! It’s a huge achievement. Tricia, Aberdeen
23rd Nov2017 I really enjoyed looking at your website… interesting, informative, easy to read and navigate, and some very professional photography and time lapse videos. WELL DONE. A best practice standard set for others to use and emulate. Have you thought about a comments page so that visitors to the site can post our thoughts, and some may even have memories, photos or thoughts to give you…. ? Mark Patchett, London