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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The generosity of our supporters has helped the Norfolk Record Office secure hundreds of important historical documents at the recent Morningthorpe Manor Sale.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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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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