This is an exciting time for North Walsham, and we are working with colleagues, partners and local groups to integrate with and inform other initiatives in the town, including this Heritage Action Zone Programme, North Walsham West Sustainable Urban Extension and the Norfolk County Council Network Improvement Strategy. North Walsham has an exciting future, ahead which will build on and showcase its incredible past.
While most this site is dedicated to the town's exciting future here you can discover more about it's fascinating past and find links to the groups and people making it so special in the present.
Regenerate North Walsham is dedicated to encouraging the growth of a “real Norfolk town” with the aim of making North Walsham a better place to work and live for all the community. This will be achieved by working in partnership with local stakeholders on a range of projects
Discover North Walshams' History
Dating from Anglo-Saxon times, North Walsham is one of Norfolk’s most historically significant towns, with heritage stories as interesting and varied as the town itself. From its establishment and importance as a weaving town, its role in the 1381 Peasants Revolt, the fire of 1600 and it’s current situation as a market town ideal situated to explore the Broads National Park and north Norfolk coast. There's a treasure trove of stories waiting to be discovered....
With almost a thousand pictures and supporting information, the North Walsham and District Community Archive charts the history and lives of North Walsham and its residence from the 18th to the end of the 20th century.
The Heritage Centre and Information Centre together form ‘Mi North Walsham’ and is run entirely by volunteers. The Heritage Group collects and displays information and artefacts on the whole range of our town’s history. Visit their website to find out more.
In May the town hosts a Virtual Big Bash. The event showcased and celebrated the many good things that are happening in our town. Visit the facebook page to see what was on and watch some of the great discussions which took place.
The Community centre is a venue for use by the general public for meetings, socialising exercising and learning. It is a charity run by a voluntary committee. As well as hosting groups, they also run regular dance nights music events, shows, table top sales and tea dances.
For the community, by the community.
Managed and run by its 7 trustees and a team of 24 fantastic volunteers. The shop works with the community by selling unwanted items to fund a wide variety of North Walsham based projects.