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News from the Classroom: May and June 2018

Since our last school blog at the beginning of May, we have packed our suitcases and visited eight different schools, and hosted a group from Broadland High School. It’s been another busy couple of months! In May, a group from … Continue reading

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Railways, Changing Landscapes and Refugees – workshops for school children

We’ve had a busy start to the year with delivering lots of our school workshops to children all over the county. In January, we hosted a group of students from Norwich School lower 6th history group, for some Archive Research … Continue reading

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Strangers-A brief history of Norwich’s incomers

This week is Refugee Week and an opportunity to celebrate Norwich’s long history of welcoming incomers to the city. This week’s blog post introduces us to the Strangers and has been written by Archivist, Frank Meeres.  The word ‘Stranger’ was … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Part 1

October is Black History Month, and the next two blog posts will celebrate and explore the contribution and experiences of black people in both Norfolk and across the world. There were more black people in Norwich in the 18th and … Continue reading

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Plains, Priests, and Protest: Refugee Week in Norwich

This week is Refugee Week, and Norwich is most certainly a city of refuge. There have been many refugees in the city over the centuries and they have left their mark in many different ways.  Have you ever wondered why … 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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