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Drawing inspiration from the Norfolk landscape

The Norfolk landscape has long provided inspiration for artists, writers, poets and naturalists and this is certainly reflected in the content of our archive. From the nature notes of Rosemary E. Tilbrook, who contributed to the countryside features of the … Continue reading

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Adding to our collection

In July we told you about two recent donations documenting the archive of the Plantation Garden Preservation Trust and some beautifully illustrated seed packets forming part of a series of records from Taylors of King’s Lynn. To see this post click … Continue reading

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Building an Education

Before the late Nineteenth Century, schooling was not compulsory and rarely free. The wealthy could send their children to schools providing a high-quality, classical education or employ private tutors. For the majority, the education provision which did exist varied in … 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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Norfolk’s Local Naturalist and Writer

The eccentric, lovable character Arthur H. Patterson, was otherwise known as ‘John Knowlittle’, a typically self-deprecating pen-name for a distinguished local naturalist and prolific writer of books, poems and a nature diary for the Eastern Daily Press. The Norfolk Record … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the victims of racial murder, both in the twentieth century and in earlier times.  The day, 27 January, has been chosen because it was on that date in 1945 that the Russian army, in their march … Continue reading

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A New Year in 1905

These happy dancers at a New Year’s ball in 1905 are just one memory captured in fifteen illustrated journals created by a woman named Hilda Zigomala. She was the daughter of Charles and Augusta North of Rougham Hall (between King’s … Continue reading

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