Welcome
SantonDownham.Org

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Please note that many of the web pages drawn from the original 22 villages site are somewhat out of date as they were written several years ago - though most relate to village history, which of course still applies.

News  

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
August newsletter available ~ 02-Aug-2014 The august newsletter is now available Newsletter Back issues can be viewed...    More
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 found here...    More

 

 

Forthcoming Events

Dec 2014 Jan 2015

Blue Bin
 
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

20-12-2014 Mobile Library
12-12-2014 A11 dualing complete!!!
12-11-2014 November newsletter available
03-11-2014 USAF
01-10-2014 03-May-2009

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.