Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Homemade Remedies in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Long before the NHS was founded, many households in 18th and 19th century Britain relied on home remedies to help them cope with various ailments. Healthcare was less accessible, especially for the poorer sectors of society and quack doctors would … Continue reading

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Norwich Shoemaking: From Howlett and White to Norvic

EARLY DAYS In 1846 James Howlett, a farmer, invested £10,000 (a large amount in those days!) into the leather currying business of Robert Tillyard, who was then in rooms on Elm Hill. The investment meant Robert Tillyard could move to … 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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Treasured Mementos from WWI

The Norfolk Record Office holds a number of embroidered postcards from World War One, generally known as “WW1 Silks.” They were first produced in 1914 through 1918 but declined substantially from 1919 onwards. The WW1 cards were usually hand embroidered by French and Belgian … Continue reading

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