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From Grouse to Grousing: Letters From India, 1897-1902

Amongst the letters of the Purdy family is a small bundle from Jock Kennedy, of the 93rd Highland Regiment addressed to  TW Purdy, variously of Camden Town or Woodgate House, Aylsham (ACC 2015/244/64). Col. Thomas Woods Purdy is referred to … Continue reading

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One a Penny, Two a Penny, Hot Cross Buns: The Memoirs of Ethel George

How are you marking Easter this year? While many people are busy eating hot cross buns, searching for hidden Easter eggs and visiting church it is worth thinking about how people use to celebrate Easter in the past. The Norfolk … Continue reading

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Disabled servicemen of Norwich in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Petitions are perhaps the most immediately personal class of document amongst the early modern records of the Norwich criminal justice system. Several different courts sat regularly in Norwich during the later middle ages and early modern period, including the Assembly … Continue reading

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Norwich Fashion Week: Jarrold Catwalk events in the 1960s

Are you planning on going to an event at Norwich Fashion Week this year? Maybe one of the many catwalk shows? Looking through The Jarrold magazines deposited at the Norfolk Record Office (JLD 4/7/1/7) gives a good insight into the world … Continue reading

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What makes a good Valentines Card?

ETN 4/14/2Did you send any valentines cards this morning? If you did you are following on from a tradition that evolved in the 18th century. Although the notion of sending cards, chocolates and flowers has remained the same since then, … Continue reading

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Morningthorpe Manor Appeal

The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) is constantly adding to its collection to ensure archives which give new insight into the history of the county are protected from loss or damage and are made freely available to the general public.  In … Continue reading

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The Norfolk Broads revealed as man-made features: the discoveries of Dr Joyce M. Lambert

As the Broads Outdoor Festival 2016 is now well underway, we thought it was the perfect time to share the research work by botanist, Joyce Lambert, that first demonstrated the reason for the unique character of the Norfolk Broads. Until … Continue reading

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Twentieth Century Fashion: Norfolk designers, illustrators and manufacturers

This week marks the start of Norwich Fashion Week 2016 and here at the Norfolk Record Office we hold many records of Norfolk’s clothing past, from shawls and silks, to shoes and handbags. While many of these industries have dwindled … Continue reading

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