Monthly Archives: January 2016

Catleughs of Lynn: How a tailor’s ‘shop log’ gives an insight into daily life and the outbreak of the Second World War

When thinking about business records, you may think of account books or correspondence, factual accounts, which tell us little about daily life. This is far from the case, as the records of Catleughs of Lynn, tailors, outfitters and clothiers, amply … Continue reading

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Medieval Stained Glass: How a Norwich business became the leading stained glass conservation firm in Britain

Stained glass in Norwich and Norfolk has a particularly rich and interesting history.  In 2004 thanks to a partnership with the Town Close Estate Charity, the Norfolk Record Office acquired the archive of G. King and Son (Lead Glaziers) Ltd … Continue reading

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‘Keep the Memory Alive’: Norfolk Women and the Holocaust

The Mustard Show’s Darren Eadie and Helen McDermott talk to Frank Meeres about the role of four Norfolk women who, in very different ways, had direct experiences of the terrible events of just over seventy years ago.

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The Rich History of Norwich: Re-Cataloging the Archive

For the past 21 months archivist Tom Townsend has been re-cataloguing the Norwich City Archive; a collection of both regional and national importance recording the rich history of the city and one which currently fills nearly 1,000 archival boxes in … Continue reading

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Conservation-Katharine’s journey from parchment to painting

This week’s blog post has been written by Katharine Waldron, postgraduate student at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and former volunteer at the Norfolk Record Office. I am in my first year on the Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation … Continue reading

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