In advance of the land purchase at High Kelling near Holt, some members of the project team were on site this week with the contractor to upgrade and widen the existing gateway and put in new posts for the 12 foot and 4 foot gates.
On Saturday 27th March 2021, the project team were back to do some tree stump removal along with scrub clearance work and soil levelling.
The land purchase process is now underway and we will keep you updated on the progress. The Melton Constable Trust would like to take this opportunity to personally thank everybody that has kindly contributed donations to enable us to be able to proceed with the next exciting stage of this project.
Barry Woodgett has been involved with railways in the region for many years and has a wealth of knowledge on the local history of them. Barry is Vice Chairman of the Mid Norfolk Railway and talks about some of his memories of the railway between Dereham and Wells-next-the-Sea. This interview took place in 2018 at Dereham Railway Station and was one of a number carried out as part of the National Lottery Project .
Listen here to Barry talking to Paul Young, Project Officer of the Norfolk Orbital Railway:
The coastal Norfolk town Wells-next-the-Sea railway station , opened in 1857 by the Wells and Fakenham Railway. This later became the Great Eastern Railway’s Wymondham to Wells next the sea Branch line which ran through Dereham and Fakenham East until closure in 1964.