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My week at the Norfolk Record Office

Coming to the Norfolk Record Office a week ago I didn’t really know what to expect of the nature or varying roles within the building. This week has been brilliant in allowing me to experience aspects of not only historical … Continue reading

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Looking back on June and July 2017

Phew! We’ve had a pretty busy half-term, meeting lots of pupils and running a variety of workshops. We kicked off June with Second World War workshops for year 3 pupils at Catton Grove Primary School. Pupils enjoyed learning about the … Continue reading

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Messing about on the river 1878 style

On Monday 26th August 1878 four friends, including the artist Ernest Arthur Freeman, set off from New Mills, Norwich on a five day canoe trip down the Yare and up the Waveney via the New Cut. The tourist industry on … Continue reading

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Update on 2017-18 Schools Programme

A good number of schools completed and returned our questionnaire at the end of June, so we thought it was time to update everyone on the results. The most popular choice for new workshops were: Refugees in Norwich Changes to an area … Continue reading

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‘Personally I have not yet seen an armed Boer, but we live in hopes of doing so before long’: The experiences of the Earl of Albemarle during the Boer War

It is common to think of the high status Victorian officer as a snob who cared little for his men, yet Arnold Allan Cecil Keppel, the 6th Earl of Albemarle and lieutenant colonel commanding the Infantry Battalion City of London … Continue reading

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‘Such Facts as Seem to Throw Light Upon Each Other’ Conserving The Papers of Dr Richard Bright

On the 30 May our collection care team welcomed a project conservator, David Parker. For the next two years, he will be working for the new project involving the conservation of the 19th century papers of Dr Richard Bright. Richard Bright … Continue reading

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Mapping the War: The King’s Lynn Bomb Map

I have recently been cataloguing a run of maps from the list of uncatalogued material here in King’s Lynn Borough Archives. Out of this series of eight maps one was the King’s Lynn Bomb Map (NRO, KL/SE 3/8). It was … Continue reading

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Researching Life in a Village: From Cradle to the Grave

At the end of last half term we welcomed 9 pupils from Marsham Primary School to The Archive Centre. The pupils were involved in researching the people buried in the church graveyard for a village leaflet. On the morning of … Continue reading

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