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How you’ve changed! Can you recognise Dereham from these old photos?

PUBLISHED: 16:46 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 20:03 08 November 2017

The old Kings Arms Hotel.  Picture: Gordon Olley archive

The old Kings Arms Hotel. Picture: Gordon Olley archive

Gordon Olley

Have you ever wondered how the streets and buildings of Dereham have changed over the past century or so?

The old Currys Cycles.  Picture: Gordon Olley archive The old Currys Cycles. Picture: Gordon Olley archive

While we have lost many architecturally interesting buildings over the years the town has been fortunate to retain a great deal of its important heritage.

But, as with all market towns, many old shops and businesses have now gone.

Gordon Olley, who was a photographer in Dereham for many years, has put together a fascinating then-and-now series of pictures from his archives to show how our town used to look.

There is a great deal of interest in old photos as evidenced by a talk and slideshow he presented for Dereham Photography Club last month which was packed.

The old L Milk.  Picture: Gordon Olley archive The old L Milk. Picture: Gordon Olley archive

He will be putting on the same show again on Thursday, November 9 at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Rooms in Toftwood for the people how could not get in or missed the previous show.

The old Cooper Jewellers.  Picture: Gordon Olley archive The old Cooper Jewellers. Picture: Gordon Olley archive

The old Bayfields Butchers.  Picture: Gordon Olley archive The old Bayfields Butchers. Picture: Gordon Olley archive

Park Road, Dereham.  Picture: Gordon Olley archive Park Road, Dereham. Picture: Gordon Olley archive

Church Street, Dereham.  Picture: Gordon Olley archive Church Street, Dereham. Picture: Gordon Olley archive

Cowper Road, Dereham.  Picture: Gordon Olley archive Cowper Road, Dereham. Picture: Gordon Olley archive

High Street, Dereham.  Picture: Gordon Olley archive High Street, Dereham. Picture: Gordon Olley archive

Swaffham Hill, Dereham.  Picture: Gordon Olley archive Swaffham Hill, Dereham. Picture: Gordon Olley archive

Wellington Road, Dereham.  Picture: Gordon Olley archive Wellington Road, Dereham. Picture: Gordon Olley archive

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