Author Archives: victoriadraper24

Reaching for the stars: An Account of Early Space Exploration

Would we have reached the moon without the courage of men like General William Kepner? The Experiment In 1934 General William Kepner took part in an experimental stratosphere flight, in which he tried to reach the second layer of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

New workshops for the Autumn Term 2021

We are really pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Paston Footprints project in order to create 2 brand new workshops. Defending the Castle and Tudor Shopping are initially availble for the first half of the Autumn … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fear of Invasion

“He who would all England win, should at Weybourne Hope begin.”  Norfolk has always been vulnerable to invasion from the sea, particularly in areas like Weybourne with its steeply shelving beach giving deep-water anchorage close to the shore. A map of 1588, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How did football come to Carrow Road

On this day in 1935 the first football match was played at Carrow Road. In this blog we will be looking at why the ground was built on this site and some of the changes which have taken place to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Entering Australia: The Life of a 19th Century Criminal

Australia, like the rest of Oceania, has been working hard at keeping its borders closed over the past 18 months to stop the spread of COVID. However, this was not always the case.  In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries many, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

A Variety of Ways to Celebrate Christmas: Exploring the many Christmases of Hilda Zigomala

Those of you who have read out blog posts in the past, will probably remember we have mentioned the journals of Hilda Zigomala many times before. A collection of 15 volumes which chronicles her life from getting married to Jack … Continue reading

Posted in Snapshots from the Archive | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Religion in Norfolk at the Time of the Mayflower

This month marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower setting sail on a voyage that led to the foundation of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Of the 102 passengers on board we know that at least seven came from Norfolk. So what was … Continue reading

Posted in NRO Research Bloggers, Snapshots from the Archive | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Eatons of Eaton: The Archive of a Prominent Norfolk Family

The Eaton Collection is an extraordinary archive documenting the history and activities of the Eaton family over several generations from the late eighteenth century to the twenty-first century.  The archive was collected and maintained by Tom Eaton (1918-2010) and includes … Continue reading

Posted in Snapshots from the Archive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment