Monthly Archives: November 2015

Meet the team-Transforming Archives Trainees

Hi everyone, This is Pawel and Lizzie Transforming Archives trainees for 2015-2016. We are now 7 weeks into our traineeship and wanted to share the exciting work we’ve been doing! Our traineeships are 2 of 13 places in the second … Continue reading

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Snuff: High Society’s Choice

Snuff, high society’s choice of tobacco inhalation, first appeared in England in the middle of the Sixteenth Century, along with tobacco imports from America.  Sir Walter Raleigh is usually supposed to have been the first to bring it home to … Continue reading

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Treasured Mementos from WWI

The Norfolk Record Office holds a number of embroidered postcards from World War One, generally known as “WW1 Silks.” They were first produced in 1914 through 1918 but declined substantially from 1919 onwards. The WW1 cards were usually hand embroidered by French and Belgian … Continue reading

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“You may think you can imagine my feelings but you can’t”: Letters from the Front

The Norfolk Record Office holds a fascinating collection of First World War papers by a man named Philip Hewetson. Philip was the son of William Hewetson, the rector of Wroxham with Salhouse. He joined the army in 1914 and wrote … Continue reading

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