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One of King’s Lynn Borough Archives’ earliest documents: The Charter of King John to the burgesses of Lynn, 14 September 1204

In our blog post in September 2016, on the refurbishment of the King’s Lynn Borough Archives, we mentioned one of the oldest records in the archive: the King John Charter of 1204. The charter granted Lynn the right to be … 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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An introduction to the King’s Lynn Borough Archives

Following a period of refurbishment at King’s Lynn Town Hall, the King’s Lynn Borough Archives is now re-open to the public. This week’s blog post, written by Archivist Stacey Kennedy, introduces us to some of the records held in the … Continue reading

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A steamship to India and some seasick hounds: the travel diary of Rachel Sheringham

The Norfolk Record Office has a collection of nearly 700 diaries, some typed and some written by hand. One of the most interesting is that of Rachel Sheringham, who went out to India with her husband and two small children … 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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Morningthorpe Manor Appeal: A Huge Thank You

The generosity of our supporters has helped the Norfolk Record Office secure hundreds of important historical documents at the recent Morningthorpe Manor Sale. A total of £30,000 was given by donors, charities and societies. Many of the donations were from … Continue reading

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Morningthorpe Manor Appeal

The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) is constantly adding to its collection to ensure archives which give new insight into the history of the county are protected from loss or damage and are made freely available to the general public.  In … Continue reading

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Ready…Steady…Bake!

Picture yourself in a long white tent. Outside rain falls down in torrents in a very British attempt at a monsoon and inside the air is cool, which keeps reminding you that tomorrow you will have to make a shiny … Continue reading

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