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Melton Constable Works

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Opened in 1897 for the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway

Before the railway arrived this village had a population of just over 100 people. Within a few years it had grown ten-fold, with almost all the new arrivals employed by the railway and living in company-built housing, and it acquired the nickname of "the Crewe of North Norfolk".

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