The Pennoyer Centre
Station Road
Pulham St Mary
Norfolk IP21 4QT

Tel: 01379 676660

The Pennoyer Centre is open:

Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm
(Cafe last orders 2.30pm)
and other times by arrangement.

The Pennoyer Centre location:

Located 16 miles south of Norwich
6 miles north of Diss 
28 miles north of Bury St Edmunds (Please refer to map above)

Getting here

Mainline train at Diss (London-Norwich line)
List of local taxi companies: please click for details
Ample parking if travelling by car


List of local accommodation please click here.


Anne Cleveland (Chair)

I moved to Pulham St Mary with my husband in February 2015 after retiring in 2013.  The Pennoyer Centre was one of the things that attracted us as newcomers to the village.   We stopped there often on our house hunting trips from Essex and we thought it was a great place to take visiting friends and the social events would help us to get to know people locally.  I was appointed as a Trustee in February 2016 and Chair in November 2016.

Sheila King

As an independent management consultant for the last 23 years, specialising in programme management, I have worked with numerous organisations large and small. My client experience covers a wide range of global and international financial services institutions, and more recently, local companies and authorities.  

My involvement with The Pennoyer Centre began in 2006 when I developed the original feasibility survey. I then led the team that secured the necessary funding and managed the restoration project. After its completion, I became Chair of the new Trustee Board up until 2014, with specific focus on the heritage aspects of the Centre.

I hold a degree in English from the University of Edinburgh.  My interests include bird watching, gardening, cooking, wine, travel and of course my family.

Tim Hills

I am an IT engineer in the real world. I sort out any and all IT related issues in Norfolk schools across the county. Having lived in the Pulhams for the majority of my life I am very much part of the area’s community.

At The Pennoyer Centre, with its state of the art IT systems and facilities, I have a fulfilling opportunity to do what most others in the organisation don’t want to understand and utilise my skills to local benefit.

I am a keen swimmer and have been involved in many competitive and charitable swims. I also do the occasional triathlon. 

Karin Carruthers

After graduating from Falmouth University School of Art in Scientific & Technical Graphics I have lived and worked successively in Manchester, Scotland and London. I moved to Norfolk in 2009 attracted by a beautiful countryside and warm friendly people. With too many years as a graphic designer running my own business I love applying my talents to The Pennoyer Centre. There is much to be done to create a strong brand for the business across the education, community and heritage areas which the Centre embraces.

An amazing building, a fascinating history and with the help of everybody involved, hopefully an amazing future.

After work I enjoy various crafts and supply the locality with wonderful honey.

Kim Bryant

I am an independent HR Consultant, working with small to medium sized local businesses, providing them with external HR support. Prior to this role,  I worked in HR in industry for 25+ years. I have lived in the village for over 30 years.

I have been supporting The Pennoyer Centre, behind the scenes, with HR issues for a few years, and in early 2015 I became a Trustee in order that I could become more involved in the Centre, which is a great asset to our village.

 Outside of work, my interests are my dog, music, collecting old Volkswagens, photography and camping    

Clayton Hudson

I moved to Pulham St Mary in September 2012 with my wife Bev and joined the Parish Council in November of that year. I have roughly 12 years’ experience in local government including being the Chair of the largest Parish Council in South Cambridgeshire (Cambourne) and was a local member on South Cambridgeshire District Council until May 2014 representing the wider Bourn ward. I am now District Councillor for South Norfolk (Beck Vale)

In my professional life, I am a director of my own management / property maintenance company looking after property across East Anglia.  I am a chartered engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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