Tag Archives: Second World War

Catleughs of Lynn: How a tailor’s ‘shop log’ gives an insight into daily life and the outbreak of the Second World War

When thinking about business records, you may think of account books or correspondence, factual accounts, which tell us little about daily life. This is far from the case, as the records of Catleughs of Lynn, tailors, outfitters and clothiers, amply … Continue reading

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Digitsation, WW2, and King’s Lynn Charters

This week’s blog post is written by Caroline D, the Norfolk Record Office’s first digitisation trainee. She describes the fascinating work she has been doing for the past year and explains about some exciting resources which will be available in the … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain in Norwich

How is the Battle of Britain commemorated in Norwich? At the end of the First World War, a variety of small organisations aimed to promote the welfare of former Royal Air Force personnel and keep members in touch with their … Continue reading

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A Hidden Love Letter

When a member of staff bought a Singer sewing machine from a Norwich charity shop, she discovered a love letter that has remained hidden for the best part of 50 years. Karen explains…

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Evacuated to Canada

Marion Cropley was one of the thousands of British children evacuated during the Second World War. Her wartime experiences are unusual because she spent the war in Canada, and kept a diary recording her life there. Her diaries, which were … 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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Transforming Archives: Trainee Update

Hi everyone, it’s been roughly 2 months since we started our traineeship at the Norfolk Record Office so it’s about time we gave you an update! (Click here to read our introductory blog post) Emily: I’m currently completing the design of our

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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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