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About North Walsham

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. 

North Walsham Guide a complete guide to the North Norfolk Market Town of North Walsham by the people of North Walsham for the people of North Walsham, all in one place!

Responsible for The War Memorial Park, Woodville Park, Trackside Park, Dog Poo Bins, Bus Shelters, Seats & Benches, Cemeteries, Markets, Allotments and The Market Cross & Clock.

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.

Paston Footprints

Here's a video from Paston Footprints explaining a bit of history about the town. To find out more about the group and how to get involved visit their website here

Tales of the Tunnels

Our town has records and legends of hidden tunnels and cellars beneath the town centre. Jake Brader, a student of archaeology at Sheffield University is investigating.  You can find out more about his research on the heritage centre page or watch this short video giving an overview of what lies beneath the market Place.

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In the community

There's far too much going on and too many groups activity in the town for us to tell you about here. Here are just a few other pages and sites you might want to explore...

North Walsham’s Virtual Big Bash

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. 

Explore here

North Walsham Guide Organisations

North Walsham has a thriving community of Organisations, Clubs, Societies, Charities. Discover who these groups are here. 

North Walsham Community Centre

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. 

North Walsham Community Shop

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.

NW Good Neighbour Scheme

This is a group of trained and trusted local volunteers who provide free, one-off or short-term practical and emotional support to anyone in North Walsham who requests it. You can contact us on 01692 558321 or on