The White Hart Hotel opening in March 2011

On March 14th 2011 The White Hart Hotel in Hingham will be re-opening after 6 months of much needed re-development. After being taken over by the ‘Flying Kiwi Inns’ the changes from the outside are impressive and there is only a short wait to see what it looks like inside.

This is great news for the people of Hingham and other local areas and we also hope it will also bring in people from afar to our lovely part of the world.

Abraham Lincoln’s Bi-centenary celebration weekend

This year Hingham celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth on 12th February 1809 of Abraham Lincoln. To mark the occasion Hingham will be hosting events over the weekend of July 11th, and 12th.

Saturday 11th July
11.00-13.00 Quilting workshop
Parents and children can attend this workshop free of charge in St. Andrew’s Church.
Please book with Rev. Mark Kitchenside on 01953 850211

13.30-17.00 American Civil War Society Re-enactment
The American Civil War Society Re-enactment will be performing military drills and parades. There is also the chance to wander replica encampements, enjoy dancing, music, a hog roast and other refreshements, and stalls selling local produce.

18.30-19.30 ‘The chaffinches’ and ‘The Orwell Blue Grass’ bands.
At Lincoln Hall you can enjoy authentic old-time and blue grass music with banjo, mandolin, fiddle and guitar. Tickets are £5.00 (£4.00 concessions) in advance from Theatre Royal Norwich, or from the Committee, tel: 01953 851 265.

Sunday 12th July
15.00-16.00 St. Andrew’s Church: Commemorative Service
This is followed by refreshments and a display by Nicky Watson’s dance group in the Lincoln Hall.

which provisionally include a display and demonstration by Gressenhall Living Museum, an encampment on the Fairland by the American Civil War re-enactment group, and a special commemoration and thanksgiving service at St. Andrews Church.

Full details of the weekend will be released shortly and made available via this website.

Hingham History Group now online

Hingham is a town rich in history and now the Hingham History Group is online. Over the coming months we hope to add to more of the material they have been collecting, such as photos and interesting stories.

The White Hart under new management

Since the start of 2009, The White Hart of Hingham is under new management and first impressions are that there has been a significant improvement. With the fire burning, a change in decor and a welcoming landlord, it is now feels like an enjoyable village pub. Reports that the food is also good is also good news.

Gallery section added to website

Finally, a gallery section has been added to this website - additional photos will be added soon.

Sea Mere Gardens open - 14th September 2008

The Gardens will be open to the public on Sunday 14 September 2008, from 1pm to 6pm in aid of the local Citizens Advice Bureau. There will be craft and plant stalls, teas with homemade cakes and the Taverham Brass Band will be playing. No dogs please. Adults £4, under 12s free.

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New bus services announced from Hingham to Attleborough and Wymondham

Attleborough bus
A trial bus service is being introduced from 22nd September 2008. It leaves Hingham Fire Station at 7.20am and Hingham Green at 7.23am and will arrive at Queen’s Square in Attleborough at 7.45am. This allows a connection with the First 13 bus at 7.52am to Norwich. The return bus leaves Attleborough High School at 5.15pm.

Wymondham bus
A direct bus service from Hingham Green to Wymondham is now available on Monday and Thursday leaveing at 9.30am and returning from Wymondham Big Fry at 12.00pm. You must pre-book a ticket via 08456 002 315.

Welcome to the new website for Hingham

Over the coming weeks, this site will be updated with as much information as possible about life in Hingham.