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Cures for all!

Just over 2 years since it was first brought to the public’s attention and for most people focus is still very much on COVID 19. In the past two years we have learnt a lot about social distancing, mask wearing, … 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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Record Office Recipes

Archives give us a unique insight into the kitchens of our ancestors  We can discover ingredients unfamiliar to our modern taste buds and methods that are no longer used in a modern kitchen.  We can also discover surprisingly familiar ingredients … Continue reading

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The Duke of Norfolk’s Deeds: The early Howard Inheritance in Norfolk

The colourful history of the Howard dukes of Norfolk during the Tudor period led to their fall from grace and the loss of their Dukedom in 1572 when the 4th Duke was beheaded. Their faithful adherence to the proscribed Roman … Continue reading

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Reaching for the stars: An Account of Early Space Exploration

Would we have reached the moon without the courage of men like General William Kepner? The Experiment In 1934 General William Kepner took part in an experimental stratosphere flight, in which he tried to reach the second layer of the … 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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Fear of Invasion

“He who would all England win, should at Weybourne Hope begin.”  Norfolk has always been vulnerable to invasion from the sea, particularly in areas like Weybourne with its steeply shelving beach giving deep-water anchorage close to the shore. A map of 1588, … Continue reading

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How did football come to Carrow Road

On this day in 1935 the first football match was played at Carrow Road. In this blog we will be looking at why the ground was built on this site and some of the changes which have taken place to … Continue reading

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