In the early days coal was delivered by rail in trucks to the nearby village of Buxton and was collected in a horse drawn cart by William Wilfred Ellis who also sold peat and wood. The station was closed in the early '60's and is now a small housing estate. But the track is still in use as a light railway line for the Bure Valley Railway from Wroxham to Aylsham. Wilfred William Ellis took over the business from his father and later stored coal at his home at Halls Corner, Hevingham still delivering coal on a horse and cart. On retiring the business was transferred to Alfred William Ellis who moved the yard to a site in the grounds of Hevingham Post Office. The Post Office is now closed but the site still remains. Sadly he passed away in 2001 and the business is now run by his daughter and son-in-law Christine and David Pert.
Church Lane Farm, Church Lane, Hevingham, Norwich, NR10 5QT
Tel. No. 01603 279399
Family business based in hevingham, norfolk