Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Heritage Open Days 2022 at Norfolk Record Office

This year to mark Heritage Open Days (HODs), we invited members of the public to take a peek behind the scenes, gave a talk about Richard Bright ‘The Man Behind the Discovery of Bright’s Disease’ and the Conservation project at … Continue reading

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‘Too common amongst young people’

These words relate to having sex outside of marriage. They were written in a letter of support, dated 3 May 1760, for a James Lacey of Scarning. The letter is just one of several thousand documents which form the archive, … Continue reading

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Shenanigans in Southrepps: Adultery in the Norwich Consistory Court Depositions

The jurisdiction of church courts used to cover many aspects of human activity. They heard causes, the church court term for cases, on such matters as marriage, defamation and probate. As part of their activity, the courts collected witness statements, … Continue reading

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Church court records at the Norfolk Record Office

Introduction Church court records, more specifically the records of the Norwich Consistory Court, are probably the most salacious at the Norfolk Record Office (NRO). Before the mid-nineteenth century, church courts had jurisdiction over many aspects of life, including matrimony, probate, … Continue reading

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A Sound Archiving Experience by Katie Sarginson

Discover the audio archiving journey of Katie Sarginson, who joined Norfolk Record Office’s Unlocking Our Sound Heritage team in 2021 for a six month internship. “In September 2021, I was employed by Norfolk Record Office as their Sound Archive Intern … Continue reading

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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

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The Story of Sound part 4: Wire, War-time secrets, and Walkman’s

Previously on the Story of Sound blog series, we travelled back in time to discover the first invention to record and re-play audio, uncovered forgotten formats such as the wax cylinder, and learnt how American President Franklin Roosevelt is linked … Continue reading

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Britten Pears Archive

Way back in January, when we were wrapped up in our warm layers, and indoor hibernation was for no reason other than the cold weather, the Norfolk Record Office Unlocking Our Sound Heritage team hit the road. The destination? The … Continue reading

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