Monthly Archives: December 2014

A New Year in 1905

These happy dancers at a New Year’s ball in 1905 are just one memory captured in fifteen illustrated journals created by a woman named Hilda Zigomala. She was the daughter of Charles and Augusta North of Rougham Hall (between King’s … Continue reading

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New Year(ish) Celebrations

We found this lovely bright poster in the parish records of Cockley Cley. Do any of you have an idea as to why the date of the ‘Grand Social’ was changed from the 31st to the 30th December!?

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Boxing Day Box Making

Well, it’s boxing day, and clearly a perfect time to talk about boxes. We won’t give you the whole blurb about our new service, just watch this short video to find out more… And here’s a beautiful postcard-photograph from the … Continue reading

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Memories of Christmas

Memories of Christmases gone by are always fascinating.  In the Norfolk Sound Archive, which is part of the Norfolk Record Office, we hold a sound recording of the memoirs of Hon. Lady Smith, daughter of Savile Brinton, first Baron Somerleyton. … Continue reading

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Mission Successful!

Thank you to everyone at the Norfolk Record Office for an enjoyable 12 week internship. My project with Antoinette looking at the differences between isinglass derived from wild-caught and aqua farmed sturgeon has gone very well.  The research limitations using … Continue reading

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My Parchment Training

In October 2014, I started an Institute of Conservation (ICON) Internship at the Staffordshire Archive Service. During the Internship I will be working to preserve and conserve

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UEA Students Visit

On Wednesday we welcomed Early Modern History MA Students from the University of East Anglia for a visit. They were really enthusiastic to see the documents they had requested.  Of particular interest was the church book dated 1642-1839 for the … Continue reading

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Transforming Archives: Trainee Update

Hi everyone, it’s been roughly 2 months since we started our traineeship at the Norfolk Record Office so it’s about time we gave you an update! (Click here to read our introductory blog post) Emily: I’m currently completing the design of our

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