Welcome to the Santon Downham Village website, where you will find information on the history of the unique village as well as local news and events.

If you're looking for information on the Village Hall, it has its own website.

We set up the website as a resource for people who live in or simply love the village. We started to build the site in February 2004, and it has gone through several iterations - the latest one in January 2008. You can access the old site here. Please be aware these pages are "as found" on the archive - some bits certainly don't work/display as they should.

The site contains information from the 22 villages local history millennium project, sponsored by Forest Heath District Council. This project led to a book and a website. The 22 Villages site has now gone but we have republished most of Santon Downham's content here.

Please note that many of the web pages drawn from the original 22 villages site are somewhat out of date as they were written several years ago - though most relate to village history, which of course still applies.


Breckland Club Events ~ 06-Oct-2015 The Breckland Club has a number of events coming up:-   31st Oct - Halloween Fancy Dress optional - Karaoke & Music 14th November - Quiz Night 8pm...    More
Vulcan flypast ~ 27-Aug-2015 As part of Vulcan XH558's last year of flying she's being visiting RAF airfields around the country.   Today on her way to the Clacton Airshow she passed...    More
Afternoon Teas Cancelled ~ 15-Jun-2015 Afternoon Teas have been cancelled for 2015.
Coldest place in England ~ 19-Jan-2015 The weather station at Santon Downham on the Suffolk-Norfolk border near Thetford was the coldest place in England overnight on Sunday (18th January). The temperature...    More
A11 dualing complete!!! ~ 12-Dec-2014 A multi-million pound investment to upgrade a vital transport link in the East of England came to fruition today (12 December) as the new A11 dual carriageway was opened...    More



Forthcoming Events

Dec 2015
Sat 12Bingo Night [Brecklands Club]
Thu 31New Years Eve [Breckland Club]
Jan 2016

Black/Brown Bins
on Thursday (note if today is a Thursday this is today's collection not next week's)

See What's On for a full list

We are happy to include events, pictures, articles and so on - contact us if you have anything you would like adding.

Recent Updates

04-11-2015 Mobile Library
06-10-2015 31-Dec-2015
06-10-2015 12-Dec-2015
06-10-2015 14-Nov-2015
06-10-2015 31-Oct-2015

Note on copyright: Photos and articles on this site come from a variety of sources. If you wish to republish any of the material, please let us know and we will try to put you in touch with the copyright holder. The photos on the site are of too low a resolution for printing - we may also be able to arrange for you to be supplied with higher resolution copies for printing for your own use.