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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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Prisons in Norfolk

This week’s blog post is from Orla Kennelly, who works as an Archive Specialist for the Norfolk Record Office, and is based at the Norfolk Heritage Centre.  Norwich Castle, and The Guildhall just off the market place, are two of … Continue reading

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Competition Winner Announced

We had some great entries for our ‘How Well Do You Know Norwich’ competition. There were fifteen images of places all located within the Norwich city walls except one. The challenge was to identify as many as possible. The winner, … Continue reading

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‘Boy Pete’: Shipping Records and Norfolk’s Maritime Heritage

Registration of seamen and shipping has its roots in the medieval period, before the establishment of a standing navy. In the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, apart from a few crown-owned warships, any naval force would consist mainly of … Continue reading

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The Norfolk Punt

This blog post shines a spotlight on the Norfolk Punt, as this weekend is the Norfolk Punt Championships.  The Norfolk Punt was originally a flat-bottomed boat used on the Broads in the nineteenth century for fishing and shooting wild fowl.  Hunters … Continue reading

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Tunics for Goalposts

East Anglia has played a pivotal role in the formation of modern football games, through the popular sport of Camping. In previous times, Camping, or Camp-Ball, was a popular, but violent, pastime.  The sport appears to have died out in … Continue reading

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‘Take a field mouse, skin it, fry in butter and give to the child’: Folk Medicine in 1920s East Anglia

Dr Mark R Taylor was the first full-time regional  medical officer for Norwich from the years 1920-1927. He was a doctor at the forefront of the increasing spread of professionalised medicine. However, he was also a doctor with a keen … Continue reading

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