This visitor's page is here to allow you to make comments which can be contentious or complimentary; can be about the village, the parish council, the web-site or indeed any other matter of concern or interest to the village and villagers of Caston. How wonderful it is to see people from as far away as Australia and America write in but it's equally fantastic to hear from those still local to Caston and elsewhere in the UK.

Your comments will be very welcome.

Please don't leave without letting us know you were here and, particularly if you are outside of Caston, then the area you come from.  (The last ten comments are shown in full but click on the headlines of the others in order to reveal them.)

 Just click on "Add a new comment" below.

Hi just found this site and wondered if anyone remembers my grandparents. They were Ivy and Reginald Goldsmith. I spent my early childhood in the park cottages at Gt Hockham where they lived for many years. I believe that my Gran was born in Stow Bedon but not sure where Reg was born. If anyone remembers them then would love to hear,
Posted by Marcus Batten on 07 October 2016
Caston History
Hi there. My mother, Brenda Beales lived at Rocklands for over eighty years. She has recently gone into residential care at Attleborough. Whilst going through her papers etc. I found a number of items about Caston. Her relatives, the Mann family lived at Caston. One of her cousins Wally was a keen walker and a very good artist. I have a picture which I believe is of Caston Church drawn by Wally. Perhaps the church would like this. I live at Saham Toney so I can bring the items over if anyone is interested in having a look.
Posted by Tricia Thorpe on 28 September 2016
Hello Tricia -
I have just read your email on the village website. The Church of The Holy Cross would indeed be very pleased to receive the picture drawn by Wally of Caston Church. You can give me a call and we can arrange to meet at the church or my home. Please give my regards to your Mum - a lovely lady and we always chatted when we met especially when Billy came on his yearly visit.
Kind regards
Bridget (Hall) Church Farm
Posted by Mrs Bridget Hall on 29 September 2016
Caston online
Hi, just found this site whilst trying to find out how the field, on the right going up Caston hill was littered with point 50 shells in the early 60s as we were tractor hoeing. Found the answer in a fascinating article written by John Barnes.
Have read through the comments on here and a name that I recall is Tortice, I worked with a bricklayer named Tortice in the early 60s. He lived on the corner near The Dukes Head pub and I used to cycle as far as Caston and he would give me a ride in his Morris Traveller to Watton.
This is a really good site...well done.
Posted by Alan Gardiner on 04 September 2016

Just moved to the area. Trying to find a registered childminder that drops off and picks up from Caston Primary School. Term time only
Posted by Al Clipsham on 12 August 2016
Transport survey
I am trying to reach as many areas of Breckland and Norfolk with this survey from Norfolk County Council regarding transport. It is an opportunity to have a say on future transport plans. Please share among your community and with any others who would benefit.

Kind regards
Posted by Karen on 23 June 2016
Caston Village Fete Committee would like to thank everyone for their help and support on Saturday, 4th June 2016. We were certainly thankful for the sunshine which appeared for us at lunchtime. The fete was a tremendous success not only financially but more importantly for the great community effort which was made by everyone.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
The profit made at the fete amounted to £3536.55.
An excellent result.
The money will be donated to The Church of The Holy Cross.

Many thanks
Posted by Bridget Hall on 10 June 2016
Pooley Family of Caston
I was so pleased to find this site today. I have been researching the Edward Pooley Family. He was an agricultural laborer who lived in Caston from 1861 to 1891. He was born in Letton in March of 1829, married Susannah Hall at Shipdham in 1849. I am a descendant of their daughter Ann Pooley b. 1857 at Shipdham. Ann Pooley Married William George Tennant at Shipdham in 1883 The censuses say that they lived at Chase (1861,1871) Dairy farm cottage 1881 and Chase Farm Cottage in 1891. Would these be the same place?
Jeanne Beauvais, Grandville, Michigan, USA
Posted by Jeanne Beauvais on 20 April 2016
I will try to reply to your enquiry in a few days' time. At present I am recovering from a prostate operation on Wednesday. I knew the Pooley family, and there are relatives still in Caston. Mary, daughter of the Ted Pooley I knew, died a few weeks ago. Do contact me directly.
Posted by John BARNES on 23 April 2016
Yes, these are the same location. This Pooley family lived in one of the Chase Farm Cottages, the one furthest west from the farm house. I have them there on my plan of Caston, 1891. They were still living there in 1901, both aged 73. The cottages were reached by an undefined track over a meadow. The cottages have been demolished. Sorry that I do not have a photo but I remember the cottages well. A descendant, Patrick (Paddy) Tortice lives in Caston.
Posted by John Barnes on 26 April 2016
Caston Family History and Contacts
My Grandfather's name is Kenneth Caston. My Great Great Great Grandfather came over from England to the New Found land America USA I would love to know my Caston family history that dates all the way back to the 1200 to the 1700 century's all the way back to King Henry the 1st when my ancestor fought side by side with King Henry the 1st and King Edward. Thank',my Facebook is Robert Caston in Denver,Colorado from New York Originally.
Posted by Robert W. Caston on 03 March 2016
Storm damage
Hello there,

I was wondering if anyone could give me any information about the storm that damaged Caston church. I don't know the exact date but it was around late 2002 - early 2003.

I'm doing a project on storms in the Norfolk area.

Many thanks,

Posted by Gemma on 01 March 2016
Alison Skipper
HappyChristmas Alison, managed to track you to here. Love Julie.
Posted by Julie Buckner nee Poprdan on 17 December 2015
Contact with John Pemberton
Posted on 30 August 2015
Thank you for rescuing our cat
Posted on 24 May 2015
Family history
Posted on 28 January 2015
Seen on ITV
Posted on 21 January 2015
Searching The Past
Posted on 02 December 2014
The Sussams Family
Posted on 06 October 2014
Jim and Gwen Bone
Posted on 23 September 2014
Looking for Hayhoe Family History
Posted on 31 August 2014
Lower Stow Bedon
Posted on 29 August 2014
looking for Gilman graves in Caston
Posted on 10 August 2014
holidays at Caston
Posted on 07 August 2014
Autumn Craft Fair
Posted on 11 November 2013
CATOR Descendants
Posted on 31 October 2013
Joe Milner
Posted on 31 October 2013
Elsie Breeze
Posted on 26 August 2013
Elsie Breeze
Posted on 26 August 2013
Old Neighbors
Posted on 03 July 2013
Missing Everyone
Posted on 29 May 2013
Great War Veterans
Posted on 18 April 2013
View All Posts, Ever! (Could be a long page)
Village Hall For Hire
Caston Village Hall - Party Time