In The Press

Santon Downham has featured in the press regularly over the years. Many of them are to do with weather extremes or the annual ride for life and historical ones to do with events at Downham Hall. A Selection are included here. Thanks to John Dyer for the research on the historical clippings.

I - 26th Mar 2013 - coldest place in the UK






Sunday Times - 24 March 2013 - Best places to live in Britain
sundaytimes02We missed seeing Santon Downham’s inclusion in a recent Sunday Times list of the best places to live in Britain but n=managed to track down the feature



BFP – June 2013 – Life in the heart of the forest (archive no longer available)

BFP – July 2002 – Freak Hail Batters Village (archive no longer available)

The Bury Free Press – 16 December 1933 - Memorial to Col. Mackenzie

In December 1933 the Bury Free Press reported on the unveiling of a memorial tablet to the late Col. Mackenzie.




Cambridge Daily News - 16 August 1917 - Two Days’ Sale Downham Hall

The Cambridge Daily News advertised a Two Day Sale at Downham Hall featuring contents of the mansion.




1894 - The Downham Market Gazette - Amateur Dramatic

Fundraising for the church continued.




1893 - The Bury Free Press - Church re-opens

Following extensive renovations the The Bury Free Press reported the re-opening of the church in it’s  30 December 1893 issue



1890 - Bury and Norwich Post - Bizaar and Fete

The Bury and Norwich Post on the 26th August 1890 had details of a Bizaar in aid of the Church resoration fund.




1882 - The Lynn News County Press – new Sheriffs

New Sheriffs announced for 1882!!!!!




1880 - The Norfolk Chronicle – Home Farm auction

October 1880 saw the sale at auction of much live and dead livestock and agricultural equipment.




1874 - Lynn Advertiser - Summer exhibition

In the summer of 1874 the Lynn Advertiser reported on the Theford Horticultural Society summer exhibition held a Downham Hall.

The weather was of note even then.