I have just completed a recent research trip to Oulton in Suffolk, followed by a trip to Oulton in Norfolk. There were dogs and shields and bells and graveyards and red cars and village greens in both places, but probably the most intriguing 'artefect' I dug up was a church kneeler.
Do those look like pye dogs to you? Certainly the school looks familiar and its demise in 1969 fits in with the town's disappearance. Once the school goes, a town is definitely on the way out, no?