• Upton History Group

    Upton History Group

     We are a small group of villagers who are interested in the history of Upton, the families that lived in it, and how the community developed over the years. We also have a broader interest in the marshes, the ecology and the farming that has always been the basis of village life.

     Our research has been limited by the fact that so many historical records that relate to the village have been lost or destroyed. Despite this we have an extensive history going back as far as the twelfth century, although there are lots of gaps that we are still trying to fill.

    We have hundreds of pictures and numerous documents but it is never enough to be a complete record. We hold very popular public meetings where our archive is displayed and provide displays for other village events.

     We have noticed that for many people history seems to begin around 50 years ago and we find it harder to get photos and other records of the 1980’s than we do of the 1950’s and earlier. We believe that the events of today become the history of tomorrow and so we are trying to develop a contemporary record of the village. If you have information, pictures or anything else that will help us better know the history of our village we would be delighted to hear about it so please contact us.

     Contact either:
    Sandra Shelley 01493 752099.     email: s[email protected]

    or Ginny Pitchers 01493 750932.


    As we hold personal information we have a Privacy Policy which you can read here:

    Upton History Group (UHG) June 2018

     Purpose of the UHG

    The UHG has the Academic Purpose of collecting, recording and preserving the history of the village of Upton with Fishley.

    Privacy Policy of the UHG

    1. Statement of Intent

    This Privacy Policy describes how the UHG will collect, store and use the Personal Data that you supply to it. Personal Data is data that relates to an identifiable living person.

    1. Use of Personal Data

    Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses are used for the sole purpose of contacting you about UHG events and research. We do not allow third parties to access, or use, this information.

    1. Storage and Deletion

    UHG will store personal data on paper, computers and backup storage owned by UHG members and stored at their home addresses where we have standard domestic security. UHG can retain this personal data until you send us notice that you no longer wish us to retain it. We will supply a copy of the personal data that we hold about you if you contact the UHG to request it.

    1. You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

    When exercising any of the rights listed below, in order to process your request, we may need to verify your identity for your security.  In such cases we will need you to respond with proof of your identity before you can exercise these rights.

    • The right to access personal data we hold on you
    • The right to correct and update the personal data we hold on you
    • The right to have your personal data erased
    • The right to object to processing of your personal data or to restrict it to certain purposes only
    • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time for any processing of data to which consent was obtained
    • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

    You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

    1. Contacting the UHG

    Sandra Shelley, 1Harnsers Reach, Upton, Norwich. NR13 6BX

    Tel: 01493 752099

    or if unavailable Ginny Pitchers Tel 01493 750932

    Updates To UHG Privacy Policy

    Updates to UHG Privacy policy can be found on the Upton with Fishley Parish Council website: (http://uptonwithfishleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/)

    Photograph, Recording and Document Release

    The UHG Photograph, Document & Recordings collection is a vital element of recording village history. Thank you for allowing us to copy them before returning the originals to you. The UHG uses photographs, documents and recordings for research, use in UHG displays and in UHG publications such as calendars or books.  Photographs, Documents & Recordings are to be kept in perpetuity as part of the UHG Village Archive

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