Today marks my last day working for Norfolk Record Office after the best part of four years at NRO, first as Archive Specialist, and for most of the last year, seconded as Archive Education and Outreach Officer.
It has been an incredible four years, with a fabulous bunch of colleagues and of course all of our customers -from three [months] to 103!
In that time I’ve had queries about some very bizarre and intriguing things, met hundreds of people at our events, and supported first-time and professional researchers (and everyone in between) in our searchrooms at both The Archive Centre and Norfolk Heritage Centre. I’ve also written books, got married, and completed an MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies (which has come in very handy!)
For my last event with NRO this week, the icing on the cake (!), I even managed to have my picture taken with Mary Berry…
Having spent so long wanting to work for Norfolk Record Office and enjoying it so much, then why on Earth am I leaving?
Well, I’m not going far at all. In fact, I am moving from being an NRO representative at Norfolk Heritage Centre, to managing it and the Norwich Business Library which makes up the rest of the Second Floor at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library.
Hopefully this means that NRO’s working relationship with Norfolk Library and Information Service becomes even stronger. I will certainly be continuing to run talks, workshops and more ‘on the other side’, often in partnership with NRO.
NRO have very kindly suggested that I continue to write guest posts here occasionally – on the blog which was one of my final projects as Archive E&O Officer.
I look forward to seeing you soon, and in the meantime, come and find Norfolk Heritage Centre on its new social media profiles: /NorfolkHeritageCentre on Facebook and @NorfolkHC on twitter!
Elizabeth Budd (nee Walne)