Project ID855
DescriptionA 'Snapshot' of The High Street Watton 2015-17. The start of a social/business survey of the High Street in Watton focusing on the period from 1900 to the present day.
TopicSocial history
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3AWatton and District
Organization/partnerWatton Town Council and Watton Library
Year started2015
Source of referencePhotographs of each property and text detailing known history of each.  The information came from shared memories of the property owners and shopkeepers who answered the questionnaire compiled by the group.
OutputAn A4 size booklet containing a photographic record of every property on Watton High Street 2015-17 funded by a grant from Watton Town Council.
NotesThe group who undertook the research are called 'Looking at Watton' and are a local history group in Watton U3A.  Their aim is to look at all aspects of Watton, commerce, recreation, education, transport, charities, churches and health care.