Monthly Archives: December 2021

  A Life at Sea – Fishing and Lifeboats

Jackie Mitchell, a volunteer for the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage East of England hub at Norfolk Record Office, explores the audio memoirs of Wells-next-the-Sea fisherman and lifeboat coxswain, David Cox. An interview with Mr Cox was conducted and recorded by … Continue reading

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The Duke of Norfolk’s Deeds: The early Howard Inheritance in Norfolk

The colourful history of the Howard dukes of Norfolk during the Tudor period led to their fall from grace and the loss of their Dukedom in 1572 when the 4th Duke was beheaded. Their faithful adherence to the proscribed Roman … Continue reading

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Bomber Command Medical Officers During the Second World War at RAF Marham

Introduction On D-Day 1945, RAF Medical Officer Victor Tempest introduced his memoirs, Near the Sun: Impressions of a Medical Officer of Bomber Command (NRO, MC 2216/1, 928X7), with the claim that he had achieved a ‘history of how men overcame … Continue reading

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