Monthly Archives: December 2015

Homelovers Hints and British Landscapes: New Year Calendars from 1946-2001

Have you started to write in your calendar ready for the New Year? It may surprise you to know that in the archives of the Norfolk Record Office we hold more than 340 calendars. Many of these have been printed … Continue reading

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Bangs of expectation-how a log fire sparked the idea for Britain’s first Christmas cracker

Crackers are an English invention derived from a French idea. They were first made by Londoner Tom Smith, an apprentice confectioner specialising in the making of sweets and cake ornaments. When he had saved enough money, Smith set up his … Continue reading

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From parchment to pixels

From assistant manuscript repairer to conservationist and archive conservator Antoinette Curtis has seen many changes since she first began working at The Norfolk Record Office in 1973. A familiar face in the conservation team, Antoinette has informed and inspired students, … Continue reading

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Campaigning for peace-Norfolk Women in the First World War

On 3rd December Frank Meeres, Archivist at Norfolk Record Office presented a lunchtime talk ‘Women at War.’ This introduced us to some of the key women associated with Norfolk who played various roles in the war including three who survived, Mary … Continue reading

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Adding to our collection

In July we told you about two recent donations documenting the archive of the Plantation Garden Preservation Trust and some beautifully illustrated seed packets forming part of a series of records from Taylors of King’s Lynn. To see this post click … Continue reading

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