Tag Archives: quarter sessions

William Curtis: an 18th century farmer, debtor and habitual complainer

Corruption always tends to capture our interest- reading the tabloids indicates that- and it is very easy to identify what looks like corruption when we research documents from the past. We tend to forget that in previous centuries different rules … Continue reading

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Disgruntled of Ditchingham: Stories from the correspondence of W. Carr

William Carr of Ditchingham Hall was a Magistrate of many years standing, for Norfolk, Suffolk, and the West Riding. He was chairman of the Norfolk Quarter Sessions, vice-chairman of Norfolk County Council and a Deputy Lieutenant for Norfolk. Hidden among … Continue reading

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Beer, Breweries, and Drunkenness in the NRO archives.

Last week, St Andrew’s Hall & Blackfriars Hall in Norwich were host to the 37th Norwich Beer Festival, organised by CAMRA’s Norwich and Norfolk branch. This was the perfect excuse for us to tweet about the wide range of beer-related … Continue reading

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