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For the Latest NEWS on the 2nd SALTHOUSE REGISTER
The second Buried Register dating from 1713 - 1818
Find out more about
these Buried Records
EXHIBITIONS in SALTHOUSE CHURCH 2007 see below
For SALLY LAWFORD's exhibition CLICK HERE
To see some pictures taken during
THE BRITZ & McGOWAN EXHIBITION click here
THE BURIED RECORDS EXHIBITION ended April 30th '07 For some pictures click HERE
Find out about the Salthouse 1538-1713 register at the 'Buried Records' page, or read Newspaper articles describing it,
or read about the burial of the register.
SALTHOUSE EXHIBITION IN NORWICH June '07 click here
for Salthouse 07 - 5 july to 5 august click here
Birkin Haward (Senior) EXHIBITION 18 August - 6 September see pics of the opening
2006 WORKSHOPS click here
BURE VALLEY 2007 here
Salthouse History Home page
'MESSY CHURCH' at Weybourne on 9th June
A Salthouse cottage sketched in 1917 see it today
St Nicholas Church Salthouse, Norfolk Coastal Colours.
A book launch and solo exhibition of new watercolours
click here to see a bit more
CLICK to see
Marilyn's Spring photos
click on the roses to see
May 19th art group
Coffee/Gossip April 2010 was a laugh!
The Funeral took place on Thursday March 25th of
Anne June Wright of Salthouse
to see more of the floral tributes
Art Group March 24th
Click on Edna!
only 4 of us
see above for April 7th
SALTHOUSE BOWLS CLUB
< Yesterday and Today >
NEXT ONE IS APRIL 7th
see it above^
(he's just cracked a joke)
On February 10th, the Salthouse Art Group was honoured with a very helpful teaching session
and Demo offered to the group by John Hurst.
It was very much enjoyed!
Eight of us all paying attention to John
People came and went - a good time was had
Salthouse Under Snow
photos taken by Marilyn
13th Jan (see Home page for latest link)
click the picture
Click the October sea for Marilyn's October photo gallery!or on the church below, for
at the Salthouse Coffee/Gossip morning on November 4th
Marilyn's November photos!
Just a few photos in church before the service and lots of random photos taken at the reception
click on the picture
earliest meetings and
selection page - click here
Our harvest Thanksgiving Service and Supper this year was celebrated again at the Dun Cow where over 30 people - locals and holiday-makers had a good time. Father Phil led the service of Thanksgiving, and hymns were accompanied by Angela on her portable organ. Many thanks to Kay and everybody at the Dun Cow for their hospitality and an excellent meal!
Have a look at
just a bit of it
Have a look at the Salthouse SCARECROWS
they were judged
on Bank Holiday SUNDAY
and NOW see ALL the 24 scarecrows!!
the judges and
in Salthouse St. Nicholas Church
played in the church
It was a 'come and go as you please' continuous one hour programme - from 2.15pm till 5.30pm -
of deliciously tuneful music from the 12th to 16th centuries.
King Henry’s Band plays a wide variety of fascinating and amusing early instruments.
It was featured in the EDP (October 2008) and it was a highlight of the St Nicholas Day Mediaeval Fayre in December '08 Over £360 was raised for
to see pictures of the afternoon click on the picture on left.
Ten lovely photographs were given into my keeping during the King Henry's Band performance (see left) in the church, by a photographer who was passing through on Dec 6th'08 and again on Aug 9th '09. See these pictures and all about it by clicking on the picture above.
Workshop Aug 1st
of Salthouse Marsh and garden
Ladybirds on the marsh OUR THIRD
on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5th
See photos of
Bride and Groom
and general scenes outside the church
Marilyn's lovely marsh and garden pictures for June now can be seen - click on the picture ->
a very occupied Village hall at the beginning of Susan Kasper's bookbinding workshop
see how they did (they all said they had learnt SO much!!)
WEAVING A WALK - the final of 4 walks
led by Artists Liz McGowan and Jane Frost on Sunday 12th July
Having walked from the church up beach road the conversational walk proper begins . . .
Below: this shows where the Rocket house stood in c.1928. The black little squares on the left, are bathing huts! more walk pictures:
of Laurie Rudling's
click on the picture
click on the picture
SEE PICTURES of the OPENING DAY
by clicking HERE
For PICTURES of The First and Second Salthouse Coffee/Gossip Mornings
will be October 7th 2009
10.30am - 12pm
in village hall
and after that:
1st Wednesaday in every month
write it in your dairy!
MAY EXHIBITION IN THE CHURCH at SALTHOUSE
HERE'S the LINK!: see
A few paragraphs from the 'hand-out' at the Exhibition
Visit the Church and see the exhibition
"Drawing the Line" is intended to have multiple associations beyond the straightforward act of drawing; the line of defence in wartime or in a local sense the coastal defences of Norfolk. A further reference is personal . . .
to read this bit click here
. . . . The line between water and land in Norfolk is a frontier between stubborn land and the encroaching sea. In "Drawing the Line" there is a juxtaposition of the results of that battle and man's capacity to create similar conflict. The desolation and emptiness of the fields of battle in France creates images that are reflected in the battered and overturned barriers set up to defend the coastline.
In "Drawing the LIne I have used images from the vulnerasble coastline alongside photographs - some taken by my father - of the devastated landscape of war. I have used collage combined with the drawn line to create a resonance suggesting both other times and today's realities as climate change and rising seas escalate and renew their assault on the beaches, marshes and cliffs of North Norfolk. Increasingly I've enjoyed using layers of collage to explore the subtle, random but cohesive imagery that both subjects provide and adapting my drawing skills to the images that the coastline creates.
Patience Foster, May 2009
Click HERE for Pictures of
the opening of the Patience Foster Exhibition
in Salthouse Church and the remarkable:
for future in Salthouse see: www.northnorfolk.org/salthouseartandevents/
sunset over the shingle bank 13th May '09 by Andrew Wigley© A.Wigley
on GOOD FRIDAY
After the catastrophe on Good Friday last year when the second half of the Kelling Consort and Orchestra’s performance of the St John Passion in St Nicholas Church, Salthouse had to be abandoned because of the failure of the church’s electrical system it was a cause for rejoicing that the conductor, Angela Dugdale, having first ensured that the electricity had been suitably fortified against a repetition of the disaster, decided to give us a repeat performance of the whole work on the following Good Friday. It proved to be well worth waiting a year for.
All Bach’s sacred compositions present a huge challenge to singers and instrumentalists alike, not so much for their technical difficulties, though these can be demanding enough, but because of the extraordinary emotional intensity with which the music is imbued. Last night, the Kelling Consort and Orchestra, both of the small size that Bach employed himself, rose splendidly to the challenge.
Christopher Barnes sang the Evangelist’s role with great expressiveness and purity of tone, although having to sing the tenor arias as well evidently put some strain on his voice. His rendering of the phrase ‘and wept bitterly’ at the end of Peter’s denial, which is one of the most moving moments in the whole work, was infinitely poignant. Christopher Gadd, who sang Christ and the bass arias, also gave a beautifully nuanced performance and, ironically, only showed signs of flagging in the aria ‘Haste all ye whose souls are weary’. The soprano and contralto soloists, Chloe Barnet and Vera Cooke, both performed competently, but lacked the dynamism of their male counterparts. However, Vera Cooke’s rendering of ‘It is finished’ was memorably eloquent.
The chorus, after a slightly hesitant beginning and some rather rough singing in the tenors and basses, soon got into their stride and sang with attack and increasing confidence. They produced a rich, warm sound, especially in the chorales, and the audience was reduced to a respectful and reverent silence in those chorales which they had been invited to sing with the choir. The numerous dramatic interjections were handled with commendable precision and clarity, notably the notoriously difficult ‘Oh where’, the tricky chromatic passages in ‘If this man were not a malefactor’ and the complicated counterpoint of ‘Away with Him’.
The orchestra achieved a nicely judged balance with the choir and the soloists, and the obbligato playing of both wind and strings was especially noteworthy. Bruce Grindlay played the continuo and sang the role of Peter with equal authority.
Altogether, this was a performance of one of Bach’s most sublime works that both as an act of worship and a feat of musicianship would not have displeased the composer himself.
Holy Saturday, 2009
EASTER EGGS at CATRIONA COURT click here!!
EXHIBITIONS 2008 and 2007
Salthouse Parish Council now has it's own website at www.salthouse.info
the official website of Salthouse Parish Council
They say: 'We aim to provide a simple, fast website that enables residents and
other stakeholders to obtain information about the council and its business
We hope to provide useful information and links.'
CAROL SINGERS 2008
click the pic
see the photos of
Filming at the church
2nd day of filming -Bill Nighy is caught in the
dark with 2 admirers
CLICK on the PIC!
click the picture for EDP account
See pics of Winnie's fete 2008
FRANK CLARKE IS NOW A DEACON
See unofficial pictures of Sunday October 5th reception in church after the Group Service at Salthouse. click here
TOM FOX'S 90th Birthday Party pictures taken by Jane Baskett click HERE
Val and daughter Sue at Royal Garden Party on July 8th The Weather vane pictures click here Private View and opening of
by Sister Wendy Beckett click here
Salthouse 08 WORKSHOPS
for 2007 EXHIBITIONS click here
2006 WORKSHOPS click here
for Eric Smee and the June Exhibition 2008
'IN SEARCH OF A THREAD' CLICK HERE
Tony Bellars and Andrew Schumann Exhibition
2008 Click HERE
St Nicholas Church Salthouse
and the New Cross
Click on the picture
©Andrew Wigley of Salthouse
For the state of the Shingle Bank Jan 1st 2008
at present click here
CAROL SINGING PICTURES Click HERE
BIG DRAWCLICK HERE to have a look! SURGE at Salthouse NOVEMBER 2007
click for pics
Bure Valley School 2007 project click here
Catriona Court garden
see more pictures
Service & Supper
at the DUN COW
BAPTISM of Joshua and Spike Wright September 9th click to See pictures!
FUNERAL Service and THANKSGIVING
for the life of DOROTHY THOMSON
Dorothy Thomson, well known and well loved, ex-Churchwarden of Salthouse, died at her home on the 3rd of September 2007 surrounded by her family.
St Nicholas' church was filled on Monday 10th September for the Funeral and Celebratory service of Thanksgiving for the life of Dorothy. Dorothy was remembered and celebrated by heart-warming accounts from her son-in-law Jay and her granddaughter Lucy. The service was taken by Father Phil and by Revd Martin Oram, a friend of the family, with Revd Angela Dugdale playing the organ and finally glorifying everything by singing the Nunc Dimittis. The reception was held at Edenfield, the cottage of Birkin Haward, and the sun shone. see her page
for 2007 EXHIBITIONS click here
For Church Services for August Click here
The Guinness Trust On Friday 7th April 2006, Julie Mogford and Tim Gray of the Guinness Trust came to Salthouse to view the new bit of garden that Winnie and Tracey of Catriona Court have been making to beautify the communal area with shrubs and plants. The Trust contributed money to buy more plants and brought delicious cakes for a gathering of village people.
Winnie, Julie Mogford, Henry Cordeaux Tim Gray , Julie and Winnie ceremonial planting Winnie
click on the pics to enlarge
Chief watering can operator
The NRO Newsletter issue 29 gives its whole back page to the Salthouse Parish Register Project.
To read it click on the pic
See the very latest pictures taken by Antoinette of her work at the moment - click here
On Wednesday 18th January 2006, a privileged group of Salthouse residents and Salthouse researchers were entertained at the NRO to a tremendously interesting and absorbing display, prepared for them by Archivist Jenny Watts and Conservator Antoinette Curtis.
One of the group is invited to have a feel
of the folio inside the humidifier
The first sight of the untreated register
(there was a gasp!)
The whole group
Above: Reverend Charles Swainson Rector of Salthouse and Kelling 1930 - 1945
Churchwarden Frederick Champion de Crespigny
with Alec Morse, his bearer.
When Britain was under the threat of invasion during the second world war, the Rev'd Charles Swainson and his churchwarden Frederick Champion de Crespigny, took the precaution of hiding the oldest parish records away from possible harm somewhere underground in the churchyard. When the war ended the churchwarden had moved away and Charles Swainson was recovering from an illness in a nursing home. The 1538 parish register stayed where it was underground until 1959 when it was discovered in an unreadable state.Now —having experienced the current excitement and delight connected with the gradual bringing back to life of the old document and its contents— I begin to wonder if Charles Swainson and his churchwarden's action might have been in the nature of one of those 'mysterious ways' in which God is known to work; creating challenges and surprises which stimulate far-reaching developments!
—The fascination of the dramatic story has attracted the local press and TV so that publicity has been drawn to what the Norfolk Record Office is so lovingly undertaking; their expert skill and the technology which has evolved for the purpose of repairing such damage.
There is such a community spirit about the whole venture which has drawn attention to the value and the contents of these rescued parchment pages and, had it not happened, a lot of people would have been the poorer.
How interested in all this those two might be if they could see it all !
See new photos of the Dack family, also Pigott family, -descendents of the famous Gabriel Pigott's elder brother John Pigott born 1841 see new article on SALT see new flood pics and stories, Kelling School groups, Salthouse Farming workers, Salthouse Hearth Tax, Salthouse Wills, 1841, 1861, 1871 and 1881 Censuses, Marriages in Salthouse Church - since 1839, 2 new Kelling School photos, Wedding photos, New site map, James Olley (who rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade ) Accommodation at Salthouse and some October holiday pictures New pages on the early history of the village and the Heydon family, the cutting of 'flags' on the heath in the past, New pages of Charles High who worked on the railways in Australia, Graves newly revealed in the churchyard, small family trees, early marriages from 1755