Daily Archives: October 26, 2018

Volunteering Opportunity: The King’s Lynn Borough Archives Transcription Project

Thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have been able to set up a new project, which aims to use crowdsourcing to transcribe the documents held at the King’s Lynn Borough Archives. These records have been … Continue reading

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Hashtags and 280 Characters: My Experience of Teen Twitter Takeover Day

During the summer I was lucky enough to take part in the Teen Twitter Takeover 2018 at Norfolk Record Office. Hosted by museums from across the country the Teen Twitter Takeover gives teens the chance to experience not only the … Continue reading

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A Seaside Holiday in Sketches

Inspired by Norfolk Record Office document MC 2784/G/16. In 1884, Juliet Mary Seebohm – later wife of Sir Rickman John Godlee, one of the first surgeons to remove a brain tumour – holidayed in Cromer with her family and the Weber family. Her sketches … Continue reading

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My Work Experience at the Norfolk Record Office

During my work experience week at the Norfolk Record Office, I have undertaken many different tasks in all areas of the work. This includes working in the search room, finding documents in the strong room, and learning about the conservation … Continue reading

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From Grouse to Grousing: Letters From India, 1897-1902

Amongst the letters of the Purdy family is a small bundle from Jock Kennedy, of the 93rd Highland Regiment addressed to  TW Purdy, variously of Camden Town or Woodgate House, Aylsham (ACC 2015/244/64). Col. Thomas Woods Purdy is referred to … Continue reading

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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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Campanology: ‘Once you learn you will get hooked.’

The final of the National Twelve Bell Striking Contest will be held at St Peter Mancroft Church tomorrow, when 10 of the best teams of ringers from across the country, plus several hundred visiting ringers will visit the city. The … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Box Making

Well, it’s boxing day, and clearly a perfect time to talk about boxes. We won’t give you the whole blurb about our new service, just watch this short video to find out more… And here’s a beautiful postcard-photograph from the … Continue reading

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