During one of my recent weekly browsing sessions of the latest Norfolk Broads related uploads to YouTube, I came across a delightful set of films about the history of Martham which I thought I’d share on here.
Martham Stories is a community led local history project which was funded with an All Our Stories Heritage Lottery Fund grant and is a wonderful example of preservation of the region’s heritage. The set of films cover various aspects of the village’s history through the use of old photos, animation and, most importantly, the memories of people who have lived in the village for a number of years. The interviews featured are just fascinating – this is something that every village and town, up and down the UK should be doing! Below is the “War Years” from Martham Stories – other films from the collection include Village Shops, Fire and Flood, Railway Memories, and an interesting piece on the secret WW2 airfield on Heigham Holmes from which Lysander aircraft were said to have flown Special Operations Executives to and from Europe. The full collection can be viewed here: Martham Stories on YouTube.