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Please note that many of the web pages drawn from the original 22 villages site are somewhat out of date as they were written several years ago - though most relate to village history, which of course still applies.


Vulcan flypast ~ 27-Aug-2015 As part of Vulcan XH558's last year of flying she's being visiting RAF airfields around the country.   Today on her way to the Clacton Airshow she...    More
Afternoon Teas Cancelled ~ 15-Jun-2015 Afternoon Teas have been cancelled for 2015.
Coldest place in England ~ 19-Jan-2015 The weather station at Santon Downham on the Suffolk-Norfolk border near Thetford was the coldest place in England overnight on Sunday (18th January)....    More
A11 dualing complete!!! ~ 12-Dec-2014 A multi-million pound investment to upgrade a vital transport link in the East of England came to fruition today (12 December) as the new A11 dual carriageway...    More
November newsletter available ~ 12-Nov-2014 The November newsletter is now available Newsletter Back issues can be viewed ...    More



Forthcoming Events

Oct 2015 Nov 2015

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

27-08-2015 Vulcan flypast
27-08-2015 USAF
15-06-2015 Afternoon Teas Cancelled
15-06-2015 Afternoon Teas
06-02-2015 05-Apr-2015

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.