Tag Archives: First World War

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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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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Last week to visit our Norfolk in the First World War exhibition

A moving exhibition commemorating the lives of Norfolk people at home and abroad during the First World War is in the Long Gallery at the Norfolk Record Office until the end of this week. Visitors to the free exhibition can find … Continue reading

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A Norfolk Man’s War: The Hewetson Letters

I have been busy preparing for my forthcoming talk which will take place this Friday (10 October) at 1pm in The Green Room at The Archive Centre. The talk, ‘A Norfolk Man’s War: The Hewetson Letters’ is free of charge. … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Well it’s been a busy couple of weeks getting ready for the events we have coming up in September. Starting with the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, which promises to be a really good one (fingers crossed the weather is good … Continue reading

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