Welcome
SantonDownham.Org

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Please note that many of the web pages drawn from the original 22 villages site are somewhat out of date as they were written several years ago - though most relate to village history, which of course still applies.

News  

August newsletter available ~ 02-Aug-2014 The august newsletter is now available Newsletter Back issues can...    More
Afternoon Teas start ~ 30-Jun-2014 Afternoon Teas are starting again at the Church each Sunday from the 6th of July to the 31st of August.
Christmas Party 1955 ~ 27-Jun-2014 Hilary Steed contacted us with an old photo of her childhood - the 1955 Christmas Party held in the Village Hall. [[Lnk?id=528&txt=Details can be found...    More
Celebrate 4th of July with the USAF ~ 25-Jun-2014 The USAF (RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall) are once more holding their 4th of July celebrations at RAF Feltwell. Open to all (Not just military) Noon till...    More
African explorers and other Church records ~ 06-Jun-2014 Church records detailing Baptisms and Burials have now been added to the website Baptisms Burial Records Also a brief history of one of Santon Downham's...    More

 

 

Forthcoming Events

Sep 2014 Oct 2014

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

30-08-2014 05-May-2010
02-08-2014 August newsletter available
26-07-2014 03-May-2009
30-06-2014 Afternoon Teas start
30-06-2014 06-Jul-2014

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.