Tag Archives: First World War

King’s Lynn Tank

Using documents held at the King’s Lynn Borough Archives. When I was very young- and we’re talking now of the early 1950s- my grandad, who’d served in WW1 with the Bradford Pals in the West Yorkshire Light Infantry, gave me … Continue reading

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Campaigning for peace-Norfolk Women in the First World War

On 3rd December Frank Meeres, Archivist at Norfolk Record Office presented a lunchtime talk ‘Women at War.’ This introduced us to some of the key women associated with Norfolk who played various roles in the war including three who survived, Mary … Continue reading

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“You may think you can imagine my feelings but you can’t”: Letters from the Front

The Norfolk Record Office holds a fascinating collection of First World War papers by a man named Philip Hewetson. Philip was the son of William Hewetson, the rector of Wroxham with Salhouse. He joined the army in 1914 and wrote … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain in Norwich

How is the Battle of Britain commemorated in Norwich? At the end of the First World War, a variety of small organisations aimed to promote the welfare of former Royal Air Force personnel and keep members in touch with their … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Winners Announced

We were so impressed by the standard of entries to our WW1 themed creative writing competition that we chose a winner from two age categories. ‘Love at First Shell’, written by Hope Owen Mcnair, in Year 6 at Fairhaven Primary School, wrote … Continue reading

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Peterhouse Primary School find out about local First World War soldiers

Last week Year 6 pupils from Peterhouse Primary School visited us for a session looking at local soldiers in the First World War. We started the session with a general introduction to archives by playing the indenture game. Next the … Continue reading

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First World War Medals

Armistice Day is always an emotive time and it often prompts people to look back to family members who served or were killed in the First World War. If we are lucky, we have mementos of these men and women, … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday

As Remembrance Sunday occurs this weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on the wartime records held at the Norfolk Record Office.  New donations are coming in all the time and adding to Norfolk’s heritage for later generations to learn … Continue reading

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