Monthly Archives: November 2014

Peterhouse Primary School find out about local First World War soldiers

Last week Year 6 pupils from Peterhouse Primary School visited us for a session looking at local soldiers in the First World War. We started the session with a general introduction to archives by playing the indenture game. Next the … Continue reading

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Black Beauty’s Norfolk Heritage

Black Beauty, the classic novel by Norfolk author Anna Sewell, was written at the very end of Sewell’s life and published on this day in 1877. The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) has many letters from her to her brother and … Continue reading

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What’s happening at Norfolk Heritage Centre?

Good evening, It’s now nearly two months since I took up my role at NHC, having spent several years at NRO, and my former colleagues have kindly allowed me a guest post to talk a little bit about what we … Continue reading

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Training in Parchment Conservation

I am a trainee Archive Conservator based at Lancashire Archives in Preston, currently working to achieve the Archives and Records Association’s Certificate in Archive Conservation. As part of the course I must undertake a series of placements, each focusing on … Continue reading

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Archival Ambulations

As part of the The National Archives -Explore your Archives initiative, the Education and Outreach Team conducted two Archival Ambulations on Monday and Tuesday this week. Our intrepid walkers met at the Nelson statue in the Upper Close of Norwich … Continue reading

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Great Yarmouth Heritage Schools

Last Thursday, primary and secondary teachers from 7 schools in the Great Yarmouth area visited the Norfolk Record Office as part of the Heritage Schools programme which aims to ensure school children develop an understanding of their local heritage and its significance. … Continue reading

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First World War Medals

Armistice Day is always an emotive time and it often prompts people to look back to family members who served or were killed in the First World War. If we are lucky, we have mementos of these men and women, … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday

As Remembrance Sunday occurs this weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on the wartime records held at the Norfolk Record Office.  New donations are coming in all the time and adding to Norfolk’s heritage for later generations to learn … Continue reading

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