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Disaster recovery: The impact of the fire at Norwich Central Library and the creation of The Archive Centre

This August marks 25 years since the fire at Norwich Central Library which took place on 1 August 1994. At the time the archives of the Norfolk Record Office were kept in the basement strongroom of the library with some … Continue reading

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Change and Continuity in Maps of Norwich

Living in a vibrant, busy and ever-changing city like Norwich can distract us from noticing the changes around us. The streets we live on, the places we work, the pubs in which we drink (responsibly of course) have drastically changed … Continue reading

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A unique collection of Historic Norfolk Maps: the Raymond Frostick Map Collection

When cartographers surveyed Norfolk in the 16th century, the landscape they mapped was very different to the one we see today. Many visitors to the Norfolk Record Office enjoy seeing how Norfolk has changed over the centuries and thanks to … Continue reading

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Alfred Albert Suggate: Loddon’s musical maverick

Amongst the Parish records for Loddon we find a hand addressed envelope containing a printed letter dated 1847, detailing the work of a Mr A. A. Suggate. Who would have thought that this ordinary letter held at the Norfolk Record … Continue reading

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Meet the Team: Al, Volunteer

Al volunteers one morning a week here at the Norfolk Record Office. I (Emily) went to the Document Cleaning Room to chat to Al about volunteering. Emily: So Al, how did you first discover the Norfolk Record Office? Al: Well … Continue reading

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Researching Rabbits!

This week’s blog post is written by Anne Mason, who works as a heritage consultant, making funding applications, developing, and delivering projects. She particularly enjoys working with volunteers, helping them learn new skills to discover more about our history and historic … Continue reading

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What’s happening at Norfolk Heritage Centre?

Good evening, It’s now nearly two months since I took up my role at NHC, having spent several years at NRO, and my former colleagues have kindly allowed me a guest post to talk a little bit about what we … Continue reading

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Training in Parchment Conservation

I am a trainee Archive Conservator based at Lancashire Archives in Preston, currently working to achieve the Archives and Records Association’s Certificate in Archive Conservation. As part of the course I must undertake a series of placements, each focusing on … Continue reading

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