Monthly Archives: August 2015

‘Boy Pete’: Shipping Records and Norfolk’s Maritime Heritage

Registration of seamen and shipping has its roots in the medieval period, before the establishment of a standing navy. In the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, apart from a few crown-owned warships, any naval force would consist mainly of … Continue reading

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The Norfolk Punt

This blog post shines a spotlight on the Norfolk Punt, as this weekend is the Norfolk Punt Championships.  The Norfolk Punt was originally a flat-bottomed boat used on the Broads in the nineteenth century for fishing and shooting wild fowl.  Hunters … Continue reading

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Tunics for Goalposts

East Anglia has played a pivotal role in the formation of modern football games, through the popular sport of Camping. In previous times, Camping, or Camp-Ball, was a popular, but violent, pastime.  The sport appears to have died out in … Continue reading

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