Numbers 1 and 2, Hoe. Hoe Hall farm cottages were
numbered from 1 to 15. Maurice Brown, who was born at No.
13, recalls that at No.1 Mrs Riches kept a shop
selling sweets, cigarettes and razor blades.
They had a pet monkey living in a shed. 'If you
gave it your hanky it dropped it in the gutter,
wrung it out and gave it back.' The shop was
taken over by Mrs Annis. Village children went
to Mr 'Slasher' Annis for a haircut.
and 2 are different from the
other cottages belonging to Hoe
They were built in 1872 in a
style, without the use of local
bear the date divided between
front gables with the monogram
Thomas Byam Grounds in the
The materials and decoration
that of the gateway to the
Repair work to the chimneys in
The square yellow clay chimney pots were made by
Lumby's of St Martins Works, Stamford, Lincolnshire,
After the hurricane in 1987 Bob and Sue Whittle from
No. 2 had a big shock. Fallen trees had squashed their
Looking past the church towards Swanton Morley. One of
the big conker trees has split in half. Cliff Hudson
took these photographs.
3 & 4 Hoe
Numbers 3 and
William and Nellie Wright (née Sparkes) with their
son Ron, in the field behind 3 & 4, c. 1931.
Nellie's parents were Richard and Susanna Sparkes
who lived at 4, and later at 9. (see 8 & 9 Hoe
for more about the Sparkes family).
The wedding of Mrs Joan Clarke, daughter of Mr
Mrs F. Bear of 3 Hoe, 1954.
John Holmes and 'Harbo' Studd in the garden of 3
Hoe. It must be the 1960s – the lads are in the
height of fashion.
Cliff Hudson with Francesca and Danielle.
Heather Hudson with the girls at Manor Farm.
In 1891 Robert Kendall was the
second oldest in a family of
living at 3 or 4, Hoe. They
were all born
in the village. Their father
agricultural labourer. By the
time of the
next census in 1901 the
moved from Hoe to Quebec Farm
cottages and Robert was a
By 1911 he was a clerk with
Battalion Norfolk Regiment,
at Belguam, India.
He served in The Norfolks for
seventeen years, in India,
Italy and France. He died in
of wounds received in France
buried in Greetham, Rutland
wife, Charlotte, lived.
He is commemorated on the
in Dereham and on the Roll of
in the Memorial Hall,
Wedding of Miss Eileen Frary, of 4 Hoe, in
Dereham Parish Church, 1967.
Wedding of Miss Margaret Frary of 4 Hoe at St
Andrews, Hoe, 1969.
Pat, Geoff and Tony Jarrett of No. 4 coping with
the flooding in 1983.
Water run-off from farmland towards
Northall Green turned Hall