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Re: ANOTHER COUPLE OF PIC OF GAYWOOD

Postby apollonine » 04 Oct 2010, 12:46

I love the picture of the man on his bike just down from where Garner kept his pigs, it is in the cemetary drive when the woods were a lot thicker and where we played as kids. If I squint and look into the distance I'm sure I can see the old barn and the old cricket pavillion in my imagination...Great picture :)
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Re: ANOTHER COUPLE OF PIC OF GAYWOOD

Postby a2granger » 04 Oct 2010, 14:33

THANKS ONCE AGAIN FOR THE PICS OF GAYWOOD. I CAN SEE MY HOUSE(NO. 8 GAYTON ROAD) ON THE AERIAL VIEW, AH, HAPPY DAYS :smt006
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Re: ANOTHER COUPLE OF PIC OF GAYWOOD

Postby RomeoHotel » 05 Oct 2010, 15:38

Guess the barn Apollonine means is where John Purdy had a motorcycle repair sideline before he moved to Estuary Road. Spent many a happy hour there taking things to bits! Bought a wonderful Douglas 350 Twin from him (think it was 55 quid) which I used to ride to school at KES. Wish I still had it now!
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Re: ANOTHER COUPLE OF PIC OF GAYWOOD

Postby EWW » 05 Oct 2010, 16:50

Yes RH I had stuff from John also. Often wondered why the council changed
the position of the pavilion when they demolished old one and moved it further
up the field.
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Re: The Gaywood Clock

Postby EWW » 14 Oct 2010, 09:36

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Re: BEFORE THE CLOCK WAS BUILT

Postby a2granger » 24 Oct 2010, 13:49

RE:WHEN THE CLOCK WAS BUILT, I BELIEVE THE CLOCK WAS ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THE 26 LOCAL MEN WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR, ALTHOUGH A TABLET IN ST.FAITHS CHURCH RECORDS THE NAMES OF 48 MEN. A SUBSCRIPTION LIST WAS OPENED IN THE VILLAGE FOR THIS MEMORIAL AND THE "CLOCK" WAS ORIGINALLY ERECTED AT THE JUNCTION OF WOOTTON ROAD AND GAYTON ROAD IN MARCH 1921, IT WAS BUILT BY MEDWELL & SONS AT A COST OF £520. THE OPEN-AIR UNVEILING CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED BY ADMIRAL SIR REGINALD CUSTANCE, WITH THE LORD BISHOP OF NORWICH PERFORMING THE DEDICATORY SERVICE. THE CLOCK FACE, TO COMPLETE THE MEMORIAL WAS THE WORK OF W.S. HIRST OF NORFOLK STREET AT A COST OF £150 AND WAS COMPLETED IN AUGUST 1921. (FROM RESEARCH CARRIED OUT AT LYNN LIBRARY)
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Re: BEFORE THE CLOCK WAS BUILT

Postby teddybear1959 » 24 Oct 2010, 14:33

Excellent information, thanks.

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Re: Gaywood clock area - nowthen

Postby apollonine » 31 Oct 2010, 13:26

Birds eye view of the clock..

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Re: Gaywood clock area - nowthen

Postby EWW » 11 Nov 2010, 19:00

If you look further back in this thread you will see the same picture without the
folds in it, plus one or two more :)
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Re: Gaywood clock area - nowthen

Postby bill » 11 Nov 2010, 21:24

i also bought a bsa bantam super from john purdy,i cannot think where his place was somewhere near the gayton road cemetary,
he once gave me a ride on the back of his motorcycle done 100 m.p.h no crash helmets and it was down the hardwick road.
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Re: Gaywood clock area - nowthen

Postby EWW » 27 Aug 2012, 21:21

Bumped.
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Re: Gaywood clock area - nowthen

Postby EWW » 01 Aug 2018, 10:28

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1921 I think.

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Re: Gaywood clock area - nowthen

Postby EWW » 01 Aug 2018, 10:32

Clock Tower War Memorial 1920, with later Second World War additions. Designed by Mr J L Carnell ARIBA of Lynn and constructed by Messrs J Medwell and Sons. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated in March 1921 by Admiral Sir Reginald Constance, GCB, KCMG, CVO.
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Re: Gaywood clock area - nowthen

Postby littleoldboy » 02 Mar 2019, 11:28

Another version of the clock with the works removed. Was it taken out for maintenance or was it replaced?

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Re: Gaywood clock area - nowthen

Postby pspooner » 25 Apr 2019, 15:32

After reading a2granger's excellent research, it appears that the dedication was held several months prior to the clock's completion (a great clue as to dating these photos of monument sans clock!). I bet some heated discussion was held about whether to hold the dedication or wait until the project was truly complete..... The clockmakers were definitely on the spot! Perhaps scheduling Sir Admiral R.N. Custance and the Norwich high clergy played a major part in that decision to go ahead.
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