Daily Archives: September 6, 2018

Extending his Grasp on Science even after Death

The statue of Sir Thomas Browne stands in the Haymarket in Norwich, often covered by birds, and occasionally wearing a traffic cone on his head. But how many people passing by really know who Sir Thomas Browne is. Hopefully, with … Continue reading

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Post-war Demining Operations in the Norfolk Wash and Police Invasion Procedures from the Second World War

A closer look at Norfolk Record Office document, C/PO 1/60. This intriguing document contains primarily Copy Number 500 of the 1942 revised version of procedures that the British Police should take in the event of an invasion by Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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‘Personally I have not yet seen an armed Boer, but we live in hopes of doing so before long’: The experiences of the Earl of Albemarle during the Boer War

It is common to think of the high status Victorian officer as a snob who cared little for his men, yet Arnold Allan Cecil Keppel, the 6th Earl of Albemarle and lieutenant colonel commanding the Infantry Battalion City of London … Continue reading

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North Norfolk Stories: Using archival records at Felbrigg Hall

From September 2015-March 2016 The Norfolk Record Office Education and Outreach team worked with 9 primary school groups as part of the North Norfolk Stories Project coordinated by Museums Norfolk. Workshops that took place at the Norfolk Record Office included … Continue reading

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Meet the Team: Al, Volunteer

Al volunteers one morning a week here at the Norfolk Record Office. I (Emily) went to the Document Cleaning Room to chat to Al about volunteering. Emily: So Al, how did you first discover the Norfolk Record Office? Al: Well … Continue reading

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A Norfolk Man’s War: The Hewetson Letters

I have been busy preparing for my forthcoming talk which will take place this Friday (10 October) at 1pm in The Green Room at The Archive Centre. The talk, ‘A Norfolk Man’s War: The Hewetson Letters’ is free of charge. … Continue reading

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