References & Further Reading

‘An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk’ Francis Blomefield (1807) {available through British History Online}

‘A History of Downham Market’ Downham Market & District Amenity Society (1999)

St Edmund’s Church website http://www.saintedmund.org.uk

‘Downham Market – A Potted History’ Royden J R Baker MBE

‘Downham Market: Its Church and History’ Revd John Dixon Wortley (1924)

Downham Market & District Heritage Society http://www.downhamheritage.org.uk/

Norfolk Family History Society http://www.norfolkfhs.org.uk/

Norfolk Heritage Explorer http://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/

‘Strike Hard. A Bomber Airfield at War’ John B Hilling (1995) (Alan Sutton Publishing)

‘Around Downham Market’ by Mike Bullen (Published by Nonsuch Publishing 1998. The collection also published by Chalford in different format 1998)

‘Fordham, Hilgay & Ten Mile Bank, Little Ouse, Ryston & Roxham, Southery. A brief history for local and family historians’. Christopher Shaw. (Published in January 2009) and

'Downham Market & Around.... A brief history of Denver, Downham Market & Bexwell, Welney and West Dereham for local and family historians'. Christopher Shaw (Oct 2009)

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk An excellent website containing much information and splendid photographs. There is a sister website for Suffolk churches

‘A Little History of Southery and its Churches’. Judith Legge (2008)

http://www.norfolkpubs.co.uk A first class resource, especially for the many pubs no longer in existence

http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk Another superb website with masses of detail of interest to local historians

‘The Fenland Project, Number 4: Norfolk Survey, The Wissey Embayment & Fen Causeway.’ RJ Silvester (Norfolk Museums Service 1991)

Websites for neighbouring Parishes are worth visiting since there are many overlaps. For example:

http://www.feltwell.net/ and http://www.finchams.org/history.htm

Mike Petty has a huge wealth of knowledge about the Fens http://www.mikepetty.org.uk/

‘Branch Lines Around Wisbech’ by Andrew C Ingram. (Middleton Press 1997)

‘Ely to King’s Lynn’ by Richard Adderson & Graham Kenworthy. (Published by Middleton Press 2000 - Also covers the branch line to Stoke Ferry)

‘The Stoke Ferry Branch’ by P Paye published by the Oxford Publishing Co (1982)

‘The Wissington Railway’ by Roger Darsley (Published by the Industrial Railway Society 1984)

‘The Downham and Stoke Ferry Railway’ by Cyril Marsters & Pam Bullas. (West Dereham Heritage Group 2008)

‘The Drainage of the Fens’. Revd Dr Richard L Hills (Landmark Publishing)

Barritt family history site: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~engcam/barritt.htm

‘Tales from the Fens’ and ‘More Tales from the Fens’ W H Barrett

Martin Edwards’ index of war memorials:

http://www.roll-of-honour.com

The Welney Website http://www.welney.org.uk

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Available online using a library card number (prefixed by ‘NOR’ for Norfolk readers)

GENUKI http://www.origins.org.uk/genuki/NFK/

Faden’s Map of Norfolk (First printed in 1797. The Larks Press)

Bryant’s Map of Norfolk (First printed in 1826. The Larks Press)

Ordnance Survey 1:25000 Sheet 228 ‘March & Ely’

‘An Historical Atlas of Norfolk’ Edited by Trevor Ashwin & Alan Davison (Phillimore)

For information on the aristocratic families mentioned in the text see http://www.thepeerage.com

‘Portrait of a Village – Wimbotsham’ in the West Norfolk Living Histories series printed by Clanpress (1993)

‘Outwell in a Nutshell’ by William P Smith. Carrillson Publications (2002)

For information on the Well Creek see http:// www.wellcreektrust.co.uk

‘Branch Line to Upwell, including the Wisbech Canal’ by Vic Mitchell, Keith Smith & Andrew Ingram published by Middleton Press

'A History of Downham Market' Elizabeth Howard. Wonderful! http://www.downhammarkethistory.co.uk/