Category Archives: Young People

My week at the Norfolk Record Office

Coming to the Norfolk Record Office a week ago I didn’t really know what to expect of the nature or varying roles within the building. This week has been brilliant in allowing me to experience aspects of not only historical … Continue reading

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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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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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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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New Competition

We have just launched our new competition, How well do you know Norwich? We have taken 15 photographs showing close-ups of parts of well-known Norwich buildings. Each building is included in a competition form, which can be downloaded here. Identify … Continue reading

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Here’s what we got up to last week…

Last week was a busy one for the Norfolk Record Office! For our first half term activity on Tuesday the children learnt about World War One propaganda and posters. They then chose to either paint a template of a real … Continue reading

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