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Eaton church celebrates local heritage in photograph 

A photographic display of Eaton past and present will be on display at St Andrew’s Church, Eaton in Norwich as part of the forthcoming Heritage Open Days.

As part of the Heritage Open Days this weekend, St Andrew's Church in Eaton, Norwich will be presenting a photographic display of "Eaton Then and Now"

Vivien Humber, Churchwarden of Eaton Christ Church said: The “Eaton Then and Now” initiative was launched at the Eaton Parishes Garden Party as part of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.  It was inspired by the Church of England's challenge to churches to reflect ways in which their parishes had changed during the lifetime of the Queen."

A Directory of 1845 describes Eaton as a hamlet in the County of Norwich with a church and a small cluster of houses along by the River Yare. Church Farm House can be found in Church Lane but the farm has long since disappeared.

Amongst others, the displays will tell the stories of the parish’s pubs - The Beehive, Red Lion, and Cellar House - the golf course, and chalk mining.

“Eaton Then and Now” will also be available for public viewing in the new welcome area of Eaton Christ Church later in the autumn.

Members of the public can view the display in St Andrew's, Eaton on Thursday, September 8 11am - 5pm, on Friday and Saturday, 9.30am – 5pm and Sunday, September 11, 12 noon – 5pm.

St Andrew's Eaton, 41 Church Lane,.Norwich, NR4 6NW

Photo: The Parish Hall in the centre of Eaton Village was demolished in 1920 to make way for the Bluebell Road. Photo courtesy of Norfolk County Council, Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service.

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