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New for (Twenty) Nineteen: Spring Term for Primary Schools

We are really pleased we were able to run 2 new workshops over the course of the Spring Term. Putting on a Tudor Pageant In January, Year 1 pupils from Charles Darwin visited us as part of the Putting on … Continue reading

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Discovering Sound Recordings and the History of Railways: Spring Term for Secondary Schools

The spring term involved helping 2 local high schools with different projects they have been working on. Oral History Firstly we welcomed a group of pupils from Old Buckenham High School as part of their oral history project. The school … Continue reading

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Legal Battles, Prison Sentences and Requests for Prayers: The Stories of the Owners and Occupiers of Snettisham Farm

King’s Lynn Borough Archive has a huge collection of ancient documents on all manner of subjects, among which is a large series relating to Snettisham Farm. The Farm has a very chequered and interesting history, with one occupier ending up … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife in Loddon

At the turn of the 20th century, with no NHS, many towns and villages had their own Nursing Association. Loddon formed its own Nursing Association as part of the Norfolk Federation from 1907. A newspaper report of March that year … Continue reading

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The Will of the Distinguished Lawyer Reginald de Eccles

Norfolk Record Office holds the will of Reginald de Eccles [1] written in August 1380, an extensive document in Latin comprising two parts and entirely consistent with his position as a wealthy 14th century lawyer. Reflecting the beliefs of the … Continue reading

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Wish you were here! Runton Parish Council Minutes, 1927-1934

Runton Parish Council (PC) was responsible for the small villages of East and West Runton in north Norfolk. During the 19th century both Cromer and Sheringham had developed into popular seaside resorts, especially after the coming of the railway in … Continue reading

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The Virginia Adventure

The Borough Archive in King’s Lynn has a wonderful series of large, leather-bound books called The Hall Books, which record the proceedings of the town council over several centuries. The books covering the 1600s are particularly interesting. It is here … Continue reading

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‘My Italian Adventure’: Experiences of an escaped British Prisoner of War

Little did Trooper Gordon Lee, of the 44th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment, know of what was about to meet him when he, along with three other POWS, took the opportunity to escape back to allied occupied territory. The four men … Continue reading

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