Daily Archives: January 16, 2020

A brief insight into the history of Team Lotus

Formula One has always been, in my opinion, an incredibly exciting sport and delving into archives relating to the Norfolk born Team Lotus, the sister company of Lotus Cars, was equally as interesting. Setting out on what may be an impossible … Continue reading

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Working as historians: new and revised school workshops

The Autumn 2019 term has been a busy one at the Norfolk Record Office with the Education and Outreach team delivering workshops at The Archive Centre and in schools. As well as delivering our popular Second World War workshops for … Continue reading

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New for (Twenty) Nineteen: Spring Term for Primary Schools

We are really pleased we were able to run 2 new workshops over the course of the Spring Term. Putting on a Tudor Pageant In January, Year 1 pupils from Charles Darwin visited us as part of the Putting on … Continue reading

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Discovering Sound Recordings and the History of Railways: Spring Term for Secondary Schools

The spring term involved helping 2 local high schools with different projects they have been working on. Oral History Firstly we welcomed a group of pupils from Old Buckenham High School as part of their oral history project. The school … Continue reading

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Legal Battles, Prison Sentences and Requests for Prayers: The Stories of the Owners and Occupiers of Snettisham Farm

King’s Lynn Borough Archive has a huge collection of ancient documents on all manner of subjects, among which is a large series relating to Snettisham Farm. The Farm has a very chequered and interesting history, with one occupier ending up … Continue reading

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A unique collection of Historic Norfolk Maps: the Raymond Frostick Map Collection

When cartographers surveyed Norfolk in the 16th century, the landscape they mapped was very different to the one we see today. Many visitors to the Norfolk Record Office enjoy seeing how Norfolk has changed over the centuries and thanks to … Continue reading

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From parchment to pixels

From assistant manuscript repairer to conservationist and archive conservator Antoinette Curtis has seen many changes since she first began working at The Norfolk Record Office in 1973. A familiar face in the conservation team, Antoinette has informed and inspired students, … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain in Norwich

How is the Battle of Britain commemorated in Norwich? At the end of the First World War, a variety of small organisations aimed to promote the welfare of former Royal Air Force personnel and keep members in touch with their … Continue reading

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