Category Archives: Children and Young People

Archives Inspire: Creativity at the Norfolk Record Office

October was a creative month for the Education and Outreach team. Early in the month, Archive Assistant Abby Erwin, led our first archive inspired creative writing workshop for adults and last week it was the children’s turn to get creative … Continue reading

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Top ten things about being a Transforming Archives Trainee

This week I was fortunate to attend the DCDC Conference 2016 ‘Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities: Collections, Connections, Collaboration-from potential to impact’. This is a collaborative conference between The National Archives and Research Libraries UK and shares how archives and the … Continue reading

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North Norfolk Stories: Using archival records at Felbrigg Hall

From September 2015-March 2016 The Norfolk Record Office Education and Outreach team worked with 9 primary school groups as part of the North Norfolk Stories Project coordinated by Museums Norfolk. Workshops that took place at the Norfolk Record Office included … Continue reading

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Wombwell’s Travelling Menagerie: How animals have inspired art in the archives

Visits by travelling circus companies were popular and eagerly anticipated in Norwich throughout the nineteenth century. Many of the early shows were menageries which displayed many different species of animal. Early menageries to visit Norwich included Polito’s, who displayed his animals … Continue reading

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North Norfolk Stories – Holt Primary School discover how life changed after the railway

On Monday Year 5 pupils from Holt Primary School visited us for a session exploring the history of Holt in Victorian times and how Cromer and Sheringham changed after the invention of the railway. The students took part in 3 … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Winners Announced

We were so impressed by the standard of entries to our WW1 themed creative writing competition that we chose a winner from two age categories. ‘Love at First Shell’, written by Hope Owen Mcnair, in Year 6 at Fairhaven Primary School, wrote … Continue reading

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Evacuated to Canada

Marion Cropley was one of the thousands of British children evacuated during the Second World War. Her wartime experiences are unusual because she spent the war in Canada, and kept a diary recording her life there. Her diaries, which were … Continue reading

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Introducing our new 6 month event booklet

For the first time we’ve produced an event booklet for the next 6 months! To view and download it, click this link: NRO Events Programme Jan-Jun 2015. 

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