Category Archives: Events

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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An introduction to the King’s Lynn Borough Archives

Following a period of refurbishment at King’s Lynn Town Hall, the King’s Lynn Borough Archives is now re-open to the public. This week’s blog post, written by Archivist Stacey Kennedy, introduces us to some of the records held in the … Continue reading

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Archive Sources: Health and Hospital Records at the Norfolk Record Office

Spending time in hospital is not something most people enjoy and we rarely think about the history of these organisations or the sheer amount of records that hospitals create. Some of these are fascinating documents that can shed light on … 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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Celebrating National Libraries Day: Meet the Archive Specialists at Norfolk Heritage Centre

Saturday 6 February 2016 is National Libraries Day and we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the resources we have available at Norfolk Record Office. At The Archive Centre we have a reference library in the search … Continue reading

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The Rich History of Norwich: Re-Cataloging the Archive

For the past 21 months archivist Tom Townsend has been re-cataloguing the Norwich City Archive; a collection of both regional and national importance recording the rich history of the city and one which currently fills nearly 1,000 archival boxes in … Continue reading

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Campaigning for peace-Norfolk Women in the First World War

On 3rd December Frank Meeres, Archivist at Norfolk Record Office presented a lunchtime talk ‘Women at War.’ This introduced us to some of the key women associated with Norfolk who played various roles in the war including three who survived, Mary … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Part 2

Last week’s post looked at three black residents in Norwich connected to the campaign against slavery. This post turns the attention to black Norwich residents who are remembered through history in other unique and diverse ways. Two of these were were … Continue reading

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