Welcome to the Santon Downham Village website, where you will find information on the history of the unique village as well as local news and events.

If you're looking for information on the Village Hall, it has its own website.

We set up the website as a resource for people who live in or simply love the village. We started to build the site in February 2004, and it has gone through several iterations - the latest one in January 2008. You can access the old site here. Please be aware these pages are "as found" on the archive - some bits certainly don't work/display as they should.

The site contains information from the 22 villages local history millennium project, sponsored by Forest Heath District Council. This project led to a book and a website. The 22 Villages site has now gone but we have republished most of Santon Downham's content here.

Please note that many of the web pages drawn from the original 22 villages site are somewhat out of date as they were written several years ago - though most relate to village history, which of course still applies.


Afternoon Teas start ~ 30-Jun-2014 Afternoon Teas are starting again at the Church each Sunday from the 6th of July to the 31st of August.
Christmas Party 1955 ~ 27-Jun-2014 Hilary Steed contacted us with an old photo of her childhood - the 1955 Christmas Party held in the Village Hall. [[Lnk?id=528&txt=Details can be...    More
Celebrate 4th of July with the USAF ~ 25-Jun-2014 The USAF (RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall) are once more holding their 4th of July celebrations at RAF Feltwell. Open to all (Not just military) Noon...    More
African explorers and other Church records ~ 06-Jun-2014 Church records detailing Baptisms and Burials have now been added to the website Baptisms Burial Records Also a brief history of one of Santon Downham's...    More
April's newsletter is now available ~ 23-Apr-2014 The latest issue of the newletter is now available



Forthcoming Events

Jul 2014 Aug 2014
Sun 03Afternoon Teas [Church]
Sun 10Afternoon Teas [Church]
Sun 17Afternoon Teas [Church]
Sun 24Afternoon Teas [Church]
Sun 31Afternoon Teas [Church]

Black/Brown Bins
on Thursday (note if today is a Thursday this is today's collection not next week's)

See What's On for a full list

We are happy to include events, pictures, articles and so on - contact us if you have anything you would like adding.

Recent Updates

26-07-2014 03-May-2009
30-06-2014 Afternoon Teas start
30-06-2014 06-Jul-2014
27-06-2014 Christmas Party 1955
27-06-2014 Breckland Club

Note on copyright: Photos and articles on this site come from a variety of sources. If you wish to republish any of the material, please let us know and we will try to put you in touch with the copyright holder. The photos on the site are of too low a resolution for printing - we may also be able to arrange for you to be supplied with higher resolution copies for printing for your own use.