About Aylsham


This book provides a fascinating account of the history of the town and its people over past times. The book will delight anyone who has grown up or lived in Aylsham, as well as people with a more general interest in the social history of this part of Norfolk and beyond. Chapters include:

  • Fire and Water
  • Trade
  • Mills and Wherries
  • The Town Grows
  • Schools
  • Welfare
  • Church and Council
  • Wartime
  • Special Occasions

The author, Rev John Albert Pumphrey, led services, baptisms, weddings and funerals in St Michael’s church in Aylsham. He was also chaplain at St Michael’s Hospital in Aylsham and an active life saw him play an integral role in many local organisations including the Aylsham Players, Bure Valley Singers & Meals on Wheels.



Paperback. ‘About Aylsham’ : Aylsham Local History Society


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