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Canned Turkey and other Christmas Meals of the Past

As well as hanging up the Christmas Decorations, sorting out the presents, and writing those cards, thoughts often turn to food at this time of year. We are used to our Christmas turkey with all the trimmings, or a vegetarian … Continue reading

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Bangs of expectation-how a log fire sparked the idea for Britain’s first Christmas cracker

Crackers are an English invention derived from a French idea. They were first made by Londoner Tom Smith, an apprentice confectioner specialising in the making of sweets and cake ornaments. When he had saved enough money, Smith set up his … Continue reading

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Memories of Christmas

Memories of Christmases gone by are always fascinating.  In the Norfolk Sound Archive, which is part of the Norfolk Record Office, we hold a sound recording of the memoirs of Hon. Lady Smith, daughter of Savile Brinton, first Baron Somerleyton. … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes and Christmas Gifts

Have you ever wondered where all our millions of documents are stored, and in what conditions? Do you want to see first hand the innovative work and research our conservators are doing? We are once more offering

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