Whether it's an on-line talk, a Zoom talk or and in-person talk, please let us know what your Society is up to. We'll put them on this web site as soon as we have details.

We are not intending to produce a printed Diary for the moment; we'll keep you informed on that front.

Welcome to the home page of the Federation of Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Organisations. The Federation exists to help co-ordinate activities between societies and to enable the sharing of information.

One of the principal activities of the Federation has been the publication of a six monthly diary of talks, events and other related information about what is going on in the county of Norfolk. For the present, activity is centred around this web site.

It is possible that events will be changed without information reaching the Federation. It is probably best therefore to ring the Society just to check that the event is going ahead as advertised. Conversely, if you're a Society secretary, please email peter@poppyland.co.uk with any changes of information and they will be added to these pages as soon as possible. If you wish to contact one of the Societies, click on the 'Member' button for the information you need.

The logos on the left provide direct links where possible - they change every few seconds to cover the whole membership.. If your society is a member and has a logo, and it doesn't appear, please send a copy by email to peter@poppyland.co.uk and it can be put on the site. If your society has a web site and it's not listed. please send it through. If you click on the initials of a society in the diary listing, it will show a diary of events for just that society.

This site is sponsored and maintained by Federation member Poppyland Publishing, publishers of local history titles for East Anglia.

Using the Site

Use of the site is hopefully quite straightforward. Click the buttons at the top of the page as required.


This will give you, in the left hand column, a list of all the talks coming up from the various societies who are members of the Federation.

The left hand column is a list of talks, in date order. The right hand column is a list of panels from member societies where it is more appropriate to list them is a display panel format.

If you're interested in a talk, you can click on the society initials to go to a page which indicates where and when that society meets. In a number of instances you'll also have a map of the meeting place; you can zoom in and out on the map to help find the location.


This button will take you straight to a list of member societies, with details of meeting places, secretaries to contact and the society's own web site. If you meet to know more, please contact the secretary by phone or click on the society's web address.

Online Talks

The Pastons & Great Yarmouth
16 Jan, 2022 - 16 Jan, 2023
The Pastons & Great Yarmouth

Dr Rob Knee takes us through the story of the Pastons & the hinterland of Great Yarmouth. Runtime 57 mins.

How Cromer was Photographed
19 Jan, 2022 - 19 Jan, 2023
Friends of Cromer Museum
How Cromer was Photographed

Paul Damen illustrates the history of photography with a range of pictures taken in Cromer. Runtime 20 minutes.

Finding New Footprints of Paston & Oxnead Halls
19 Jan, 2022 - 19 Jan, 2024
Finding New Footprints of Paston & Oxnead Halls

Peter Stibbons and James Mindham introduce the recent work on modelling the homes of the Pastons. Runtime 38 mins.

A Stroll Around Burgh Castle
10 Feb, 2022 - 30 Oct, 2022
A Stroll Around Burgh Castle

Great Yarmouth Heritage Guides take us around Burgh Castle. Runtime 12 mins.