Category Archives: Events

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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Black History Month: Part 1

October is Black History Month, and the next two blog posts will celebrate and explore the contribution and experiences of black people in both Norfolk and across the world. There were more black people in Norwich in the 18th and … Continue reading

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Prisons in Norfolk

This week’s blog post is from Orla Kennelly, who works as an Archive Specialist for the Norfolk Record Office, and is based at the Norfolk Heritage Centre.  Norwich Castle, and The Guildhall just off the market place, are two of … Continue reading

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Competition Winner Announced

We had some great entries for our ‘How Well Do You Know Norwich’ competition. There were fifteen images of places all located within the Norwich city walls except one. The challenge was to identify as many as possible. The winner, … Continue reading

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‘Take a field mouse, skin it, fry in butter and give to the child’: Folk Medicine in 1920s East Anglia

Dr Mark R Taylor was the first full-time regional  medical officer for Norwich from the years 1920-1927. He was a doctor at the forefront of the increasing spread of professionalised medicine. However, he was also a doctor with a keen … Continue reading

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Norfolk’s Local Naturalist and Writer

The eccentric, lovable character Arthur H. Patterson, was otherwise known as ‘John Knowlittle’, a typically self-deprecating pen-name for a distinguished local naturalist and prolific writer of books, poems and a nature diary for the Eastern Daily Press. The Norfolk Record … Continue reading

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Plains, Priests, and Protest: Refugee Week in Norwich

This week is Refugee Week, and Norwich is most certainly a city of refuge. There have been many refugees in the city over the centuries and they have left their mark in many different ways.  Have you ever wondered why … 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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