Village Hall on Ormesby Bank

The Village Hall on Ormesby Bank looks a little worse for wear, with all its windows filled in.

The hall stoods almost alone on the 1953 map, with just a few properties of the subsequent housing estates on Ormesby Bank in place.

It does seem to still be in use as a boxing club with the photo below showing the semi-circular window seen from outside.

Elizabeth Caroline Brown Lamp / Cross, Ormesby

What is now a cross outside Ormesby House was once a lamp in Ormesby High Street
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Elizabeth Caroline Brown Lamp / Cross, Ormesby
The first inscription states :-
“THIS LAMP WAS ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA BY ELIZABETH CAROLINE BROWN OF ORMESBY HOUSE AD 1897”
Elizabeth Caroline Brown Lamp / Cross, Ormesby
The later inscription states :-
“THE CROSS ERECTED 1967 REPLACES THE LAMP REFERRED TO WHICH WAS DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR WHEN THIS MEMORIAL WAS REMOVED FROM ITS ORIGINAL SITE”
Elizabeth Caroline Brown Lamp / Cross, Ormesby
Elizabeth Caroline Brown was a local benefactor responsible for a number of buildings such as the church Lych Gate through which is her impressive grave.
Elizabeth Caroline Brown Grave, Ormesby