Wroxham History

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Wroxham resident and retired Fleet Street journalist Keith Turner runs a very interesting web site that chronicles  the fascinating history of our village.

Keith writes: " Starting with the talk I gave to The Friends of Wroxham Church in 2010 about my boyhood in a village where three generations of my family lived my website has grown over the years with fascinating tales of life here from other contributors. Read about the bear at Bear’s Grove, news from the 1800s, the secret wartime warriors living in The Avenue, the double crash of two Liberators in a Wroxham field, and some of the interesting characters who populated the parish.

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 “Anything from a pin to an elephant.” That was the boast of Arnold Roy, co-founder of Roys of Wroxham, when he was asked on the BBC’s In Town Tonight in 1938 what could be bought at The World’s Largest Village Store. It is also the title of Wroxham resident Chris Armstrong’s fascinating history of five of Norfolk’s most iconic department stores. To find out how Mr Roy had to back up this claim go to www.wroxhamhistory.wordpress.com , click on The World’s Smartest Village Salesman and scroll down to ANYTHING FROM A PIN… 

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