Author Archives: elizabethjayne2015

Seals and sealing: An introduction to seals through the archives of the Norfolk Record Office

Many visitors to the Norfolk Record Office will have come across seals on documents, through requesting records to the searchroom, on display in behind-the-scenes tours or waiting in conservation for our kind team of volunteers who sew socks to fit! … Continue reading

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Drawing inspiration from the Norfolk landscape

The Norfolk landscape has long provided inspiration for artists, writers, poets and naturalists and this is certainly reflected in the content of our archive. From the nature notes of Rosemary E. Tilbrook, who contributed to the countryside features of 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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Cricket in 19th century Norfolk: the legend of Fuller Pilch

One of Norfolk’s most colourful sporting heroes was Fuller Pilch, the great-uncle of R.G Pilch who founded the sports shop in Norwich of the same name, at the beginning of the twentieth century. The Norfolk Record Office has the baptism … Continue reading

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Strangers-A brief history of Norwich’s incomers

This week is Refugee Week and an opportunity to celebrate Norwich’s long history of welcoming incomers to the city. This week’s blog post introduces us to the Strangers and has been written by Archivist, Frank Meeres.  The word ‘Stranger’ was … Continue reading

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Developments in digital preservation and digitisation at the Norfolk Record Office: an update from Transforming Archives Trainee Pawel Jaskulski

It’s been six months since my first “Meet the Team” blog with Outreach and Engagement Trainee Lizzie and it calls for an update on what I have been up to since then! The main focus of my traineeship is to support the … Continue reading

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When was a cleric not a cleric? Stories from the City of Norwich Records

When was a cleric not a cleric? Sometimes, when he was indicted of a violent crime. For instance, was William Montague, an innkeeper in Norwich, also in holy orders? Almost certainly not. We are first introduced to William Montague in … Continue reading

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The Norfolk Broads revealed as man-made features: the discoveries of Dr Joyce M. Lambert

As the Broads Outdoor Festival 2016 is now well underway, we thought it was the perfect time to share the research work by botanist, Joyce Lambert, that first demonstrated the reason for the unique character of the Norfolk Broads. Until … Continue reading

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