Days gone by in Drayton & Taverham in photographs
PUBLISHED: 20:11 23 October 2017
Take a look at days gone by with these great photographs of Drayton & Taverham. The villages of Drayton and Taverham are situated around 5 miles north-west of Norwich.
These neighbouring villages might feel like very modern Norwich suburbs, but they have a fascinating past dating back more than 1,000 years. Look closely and there is plenty of evidence of its historical significance.
The Taverham sign at the junction of Fakenham Road and Sandy Lane pictures the village’s patron saint St Walstan - who was also the patron saint of farm workers and agriculture, and who worked and died in the village in 1016,
And while modern housing has transformed the area in recent years, it’s historic past remains at the heart of Drayton.
The Red Lion pub is famous for its roasts today, but during the 17th century it was a busy coaching inn. Tucked behind it is the medieval St Margaret’s church and the village green - a focus for community life for centuries to come.
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