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Bicycle Journeys through Norfolk in the tyre tracks of Leonard Bolingbroke

The Bolingbroke Bicycle Journal (NRO, BOL 1/87, 739X2) is an intriguing find. It documents cycle rides throughout Norfolk, and further afield, with instructions on bicycle care and repair bills. The journal begins in 1878 and records to 1884.

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Exploits on the Grand Tour

With the weather still cold and wet people are starting to think about their summer holiday. Many picturing warm sandy beaches and relaxing evenings. 200 years ago many of the middle classes were enjoying their first experiences of travelling abroad, … Continue reading

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Disaster on The Grand Tour

  During the seventeenth century the grand tour became a popular pastime for aristocrats, wanting to complete their education and to see the fine examples of art and different culture in Europe. We know of their travels through the art … Continue reading

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A steamship to India and some seasick hounds: the travel diary of Rachel Sheringham

The Norfolk Record Office has a collection of nearly 700 diaries, some typed and some written by hand. One of the most interesting is that of Rachel Sheringham, who went out to India with her husband and two small children … Continue reading

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