The First World War affected Attleborough probably for no better or worse than many similar small towns. Five hundred and fifty men joined the armed forces and 96 did not return.
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Attleborough is in the Mid-Norfolk constituency of the UK Parliament, represented since the 2010 general election by the Conservative MP George Freeman.
There are four schools in the town: Attleborough Academy and Attleborough Infant School on Norwich Road, Attleborough Junior School on Besthorpe Road and a Special Needs school, Chapel Road School, named after its location.
Our Practice currently allows patients to view certain aspects of the medical record on-line. these include: allergies and sensitivities we have recorded for you, one-off medication that has been prescribed in the past 12 months, regular repeat prescriptions and any repeat prescriptions that have been discontinued in the past 6 months. These are the same aspects of your medical record that form part of your Emergency Care Record (unless you have opted out of us creating this for you).
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The first national census of 1801 listed the population of Attleborough as 1,333. By 1845 Attleborough certainly dominated the surrounding parishes with a population of nearly 2,000, and in that year the railway (Norwich to Brandon) arrived.
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Situated in the small Breckland market town of Attleborough, near Snetterton race track in Norfolk, The Mulberry Tree is most definitely a very special ‘bar and restaurant with rooms’.
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
Well into the '30s lighting was by oil lamps, then came the building of the gas works in Queens Road (since demolished, although the Gas Keeper's House is still there). Gradually gas was piped into homes, but it was a slow process.
The 1920s saw continuing growth as a market centre, held on a Thursday, the stalls spread along the pavements of Church Street and in an open area by the Angel Hotel opposite the Griffin Inn. It was the turkey sales which made the town a thriving market centre in the 1930s, and thousands were sold each year on Michaelmas Day. Local employment still largely revolved round Gaymer's cider works.
The first turnpike road in England is reputed to have been created here at the end of the 17th century, Acts of Parliament were passed in 1696 and 1709, "For the repairing of the highway between Wymondham and Attleborough, in the County of Norfolk, and for including therein the road from Wymondham to Hethersett".
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In the early 1930s the Corn Hall was sold and became a cinema, reaching its heyday in the early '40s.
Following Henry the VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries the building was virtually destroyed by Robert Radcliffe, Lord Fitz Walter, Earl of Sussex, and material from the building was used for making up the road between Attleborough and Buckenham. However, this left Attleborough Church with a tower at the east end.
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Turkill relinquished his hold on the area to the Mortimer family towards the end of William's reign, and they governed Attleborough for more than three centuries. In the 14th century the Mortimer family founded the Chapel of the Holy Cross (being the south transept of Attleborough Church), about a century later, a Sir Robert de Mortimer founded the College of the Holy Cross, and later was added the nave and aisles, to accommodate the congregation.
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Attleborough Academy Norfolk has been nominated for another National Award! We are one of five schools in the country who have been shortlisted for the Outstanding Progress - Secondary School Award
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Structurally the town changed little during the 1950s and there were no great leaps in population growth, other than the arrival of the notorious London gangsters, the Kray twins, who took over a local hostelry. The '60s were different, the overspill programme and new town development brought new families into south Norfolk. Attleborough had to make decisions for the future and new development zones were designated.
Attleborough railway station provides a main line rail service to both Norwich and Cambridge.
At The Mulberry Tree we constantly strive to maintain a charming, unstuffy feel with personal but unobtrusive service.
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need about the services available at both of our locations. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Many towns can claim the distinction of having had a fire, and Attleborough is no exception, a great part of the town being destroyed by fire in 1559. It was during that period that the Griffin Hotel was built, and it was in the cellars of the Griffin that prisoners on their way to the March Assizes in Thetford were confined overnight, tethered by chains to rings in the wall.
The 2001 Census recorded the town as having a population of 9,702 distributed between 4,185 households, increasing to a population of 10,482 in 4,481 households in the 2011 Census.
Attleborough is a market town and civil parish between Norwich and Thetford in Norfolk, England. The parish is in the district of Breckland and has an area of 21.9 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi).
During 1939 the old post office was sold and it became the Doric Restaurant in Queens Square. It is now the town hall. The new post office was built in Exchange Street.
There were two local airfields during the Second World War, one at Deopham Green (Station 142) and one at Old Buckenham (Station 144).
In 1863 a corn exchange was built in the High Street owned by a company of local farmers and in 1896 the Gaymer's cider-making plant was built on the south side of the railway and soon became established as the largest employer in the town. The factory has now closed for cider-making, but has recently re-opened as a chicken processing plant and the corn exchange is now a warehouse for a firm of electrical retailers.
The Anglo-Saxon foundation of the settlement is unrecorded. A popular theory of the town's origin makes it a foundation of an Atlinge, and certainly burgh (or burh) indicates that it was fortified at an early date. According to the mid-12th century hagiographer of Saint Edmund, Galfridus de Fontibus, Athla was the founder of the Ancient and royal town of Attleborough in Norfolk. In the Domesday survey launched in 1085 it is referred to as Attleburc.
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Although best known for our restaurant and bar food menus, we also have seven individually designed en-suite B&B Hotel bedrooms, each of which has the little touches which will make your stay not only comfortable, but really special.
The draft Attleborough Neighbourhood Plan is now complete and available to view.
We relish seeing our guests enjoy our food, wine and surroundings and we hope that when you visit us you will find The Mulberry Tree to be the perfect antidote to the many anonymous hotel and restaurant chains.