Thetford overspill subject of talk

Thetford's history will be brought back to life in a talk about how the town changed during the overspill project in the 1960s.Local author and Thetford historian David Osborne will share his memories of what it was like during this decade of change.

Thetford's history will be brought back to life in a talk about how the town changed during the overspill project in the 1960s.

Local author and Thetford historian David Osborne will share his memories of what it was like during this decade of change. Thousands of Londoners moved in, huge new housing estates were built and manufacturing firms arrived.

Mr Osborne, who lives in Thetford, and has written a number of books about the town, including Thetford: A Century Remembered Part One and Two, and Thetford Gleanings, will explore how the community reacted to the changes.

His talk, Memories of the Thetford Overspill Project, is linked with Ancient House Museum's exhibition Our Thetford: Yesterday and Tomo-rrow which also tells the story of changes after the expansion scheme in the 1960s. It runs to May 23.

The talk at Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life is at 3pm on Thursday. Admission is free but advance booking is essential.

Call 01842 752599 or email ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk

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