New Buckenham is an historic market town, now effectively a village, in the Breckland District of Norfolk, England. Surrounded by mixed farmland, it lies some 15 miles (24km) SW of Norwich, 4 miles (7km) from Attleborough and 8 miles (13km) from Diss. Of particular interest and linked to its long history is the layout of streets in a near orthogonal medieval grid pattern.
Boeing Boeing is set in the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard, a suave Parisian architect couldn't be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other.
American Gloria, anxious to assert female power. Italian Gabriella, full of energy and sexiness and finally German Gretchen, passionate and precise. He is kept on track by his loyal and organised housekeeper Berthe.
However, Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, country Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.
A riotous farce awaits you, so fasten your seat belts and come join the New Buckenham Players for a night of hilarity.
Members of the New Buckenham Society have been collecting old photos, documents and cuttings of the village for years, now brought together and put on-line for all to see.
You can use the website to move about the village in the past, see what it looked like, who was there and what's been written. The Society is keen to hear from anyone who can lend photos or other material to put on the website, perhaps also histories of the New Buckenham families. Please tell your family and friends with New Buckenham connections.
New Buckenham is drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan that will guide the village's changes during the next twenty years. Issues include traffic, communuications, building, heritage and environment. At present (March 2018) an extensive consultation process is being carried out. When the Plan is finally approved by the statutory authorities - and the village! - it will have legal status.
For full details of the Neighbourhood Plan go to www.np4nb.online.
The Neighbourhood Plan team works on behalf of New Buckenham Parish Council.