Sites of Local Interest
Located on the approach to H.M.P. Wayland this memorial commemorates the 4800 airmen of the Third Strategic Air Depot based on this site, who maintained the B24 Liberator Bombers of the Eighth Air Force during World War Two.
The second memorial is to those who were lost during WW2, and is located in the churchyard of St Peter & St Paul in Griston.
'Local Heroes' Sculpture on "Stan's Walk"
Following the closure of R.A.F. Watton, a cycleway/footpath was created to re- connect Griston with Watton. Alongside the path is this impressive sculpture depicting, from left to right, the "Babes In The Wood", a Farmer, and a WW2 Airman, all characters with great relevance to the area.
This plaque commemorates the Playing Fields in Griston which are leased from the Ministry of Justice on a peppercorn rent. The playground equipment was purchased with a grant obtained from Playbuilder and with funds raised by other groups including the Griston Community Committee and the Parish Council.
Situated just 2 miles from Griston, off the A1075 just south of Watton, Wayland Wood is a beautiful place to wander and absorb the atmosphere of a special environment. Being one of the largest woods in Norfolk, it boasts over 125 speciesof flowering plants, including a spectacular display of Bluebells in early spring (April), and a wide range of birdlife. It is managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
For more information go to; http://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/nature-reserves/reserves/wayland-wood
GRISTON AS SEEN FROM THE TOP OF THE CHURCH TOWER