​Hindolveston Parish Council

Hindolveston is a rural village in North Norfolk. In 1914, the main employment was in agriculture, but with significant numbers also employed on the railway and in engineering at the Melton Constable railway works. The village had a range of shops, several pubs and a cycle business. There were about 630 people living in the village, of which about 120 were men in the age range for miltary service. We have confirmed that 78 men fought in the war of whom 15 died and 63 survived. On the Hindolveston War Memorial there are two additional names, but we have found no information about them in our research.

In the summer of 2014, at the start WW1, those who died were remembered with full size figures placed where they lived in the village together with audio commentaries of their life and service, and exhibition with displays, songs, readings and a '1914' tea, and a lasting memorial garden at the church. This website is a record of this rememberance. The Parish Council is very grateful for the support from Hertitage Lottery Fund. 


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate, it cannot be guaranteed. 


The exhibition

Take a look at our WW1 exhibition

Our soldiers

Read about our soldiers from Hindolveston who fought in WW1

Memorial garden

A memorial garden is planned to remember the fallen