Daily Archives: May 14, 2019

Building a Future with Volunteers:  The Norwich Building Control Plans Indexing Project

The Norfolk Record Office is embarking on an exciting project working with volunteers to enhance catalogue descriptions and improve access to an otherwise under used collection.  The Norwich Building Control Plans Indexing Project offers a brilliant opportunity for volunteers to … Continue reading

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Canned Turkey and other Christmas Meals of the Past

As well as hanging up the Christmas Decorations, sorting out the presents, and writing those cards, thoughts often turn to food at this time of year. We are used to our Christmas turkey with all the trimmings, or a vegetarian … Continue reading

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What makes a good Valentines Card?

ETN 4/14/2Did you send any valentines cards this morning? If you did you are following on from a tradition that evolved in the 18th century. Although the notion of sending cards, chocolates and flowers has remained the same since then, … Continue reading

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Top ten things about being a Transforming Archives Trainee

This week I was fortunate to attend the DCDC Conference 2016 ‘Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities: Collections, Connections, Collaboration-from potential to impact’. This is a collaborative conference between The National Archives and Research Libraries UK and shares how archives and the … Continue reading

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Cheshire’s 1941 Norfolk rescue: the untold story of Halifax bomber L9524

The night of Friday 10th October 1941 Sleeping residents of Tacolneston, South Norfolk, were unaware of history about to be made on their doorstep, or more accurately in their farm fields. The same night five Halifax bombers of 35 Squadron took … Continue reading

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The Rich History of Norwich: Re-Cataloging the Archive

For the past 21 months archivist Tom Townsend has been re-cataloguing the Norwich City Archive; a collection of both regional and national importance recording the rich history of the city and one which currently fills nearly 1,000 archival boxes in … Continue reading

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Norfolk’s Local Naturalist and Writer

The eccentric, lovable character Arthur H. Patterson, was otherwise known as ‘John Knowlittle’, a typically self-deprecating pen-name for a distinguished local naturalist and prolific writer of books, poems and a nature diary for the Eastern Daily Press. The Norfolk Record … Continue reading

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UEA Students Visit

On Wednesday we welcomed Early Modern History MA Students from the University of East Anglia for a visit. They were really enthusiastic to see the documents they had requested.  Of particular interest was the church book dated 1642-1839 for the … Continue reading

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