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Short introduction to Runham


TimeLine display of Runham through the ages
Blacksmiths 1815 - 1934
Old Photographs
Genealogy information

 

Runham parish in Medieval times was much larger than today reaching nearly up to Gt Yarmouth to include an area called Runham Vauxhall and crossing the river Bure.

Before the building of the Acle Straight cattle were driven across the River at Runham Swim. This is an area of the River Bure where the river is wider than normal and hence flows slower. At low tide cattle were driven across to the summer grazing and back in the autumn.