Daily Archives: January 29, 2019

Wish you were here! Runton Parish Council Minutes, 1927-1934

Runton Parish Council (PC) was responsible for the small villages of East and West Runton in north Norfolk. During the 19th century both Cromer and Sheringham had developed into popular seaside resorts, especially after the coming of the railway in … Continue reading

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The Work of an Archivist

At the very beginning of this month, the Education and Outreach team were out and about delivering our new The Work of an Archivist workshop to the Year 5s at Mundesley Junior School. The workshop explores the work of not … Continue reading

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‘I had never imagined the ear-splitting noise’: A Norwich girl’s experience of the Baedeker Raids

The Record Office has a number of vivid accounts from people caught up in the Baedeker raids, such as that of Betty Jacques (later Betty Crouch), who was sleeping in Norwich Training College in College Road the night that it … Continue reading

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The Norwich Computer, 1957

The City of Norwich, and its forward-thinking Treasurer, Mr A.J. Barnard, were pioneers in the application of computer technology to the work of UK local authorities and businesses. In 1953-4, Mr Barnard and his team began looking for an electronic … Continue reading

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Meet the Team! Edward moves from lab to studio…

Around Christmas last year businesses and organisations from Norfolk and Suffolk visited the John Innes Centre to offer 12 week internships for PhD students.  The idea of the Professional Internships for PhD students (PIPs) is to offer experience of work … Continue reading

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