Tag Archives: Sound Archive

The Story of Sound: The Talking Machine

Whether it was rushing to Woolworth’s to bag the latest CD, patiently recording songs off the radio onto compact cassette tape, or seeking through the slick sleeves of vinyl at a local record store, the analogue formats of recorded sound … Continue reading

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Meet the team: ‘Unlocking Our Sound Heritage’, East of England Hub

‘Unlocking Our Sound Heritage’ (UOSH) is a five-year UK-wide partnership project led by the British Library that will help save the nation’s sounds and open them up to everyone. Across the country, over 100,000 historical sound recordings are currently under … Continue reading

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Saving the Nation’s sounds and opening them up to all

Sound recordings help us to understand the world around us. They document the UK’s creative endeavours, preserve key moments in history, capture personal memories, and give a sense of local and regional identity.   The UK’s sound collections are, however, … 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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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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