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July 2021
Fri 23Advanced Family History - Online Workshop
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

This session covers electoral registers, marriage licence bonds and tithe documents.
Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Wed 28Norfolk Day - What is Norfolk?
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Join us for this online talk to find out why Norfolk is the way it is today. Using a range of documents find out how the county evolved, over the centuries, into the Norfolk we know today. Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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August 2021
Wed 4Paston Footprints- Meet the Pastons
Time: 13:00 - 13:30

Watch the highlights of the Paston story and meet the main characters. Hear about the Paston women being written back into history for the first time.
This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Wed 11Narborough Bone Mill
Time: 19:30

Graeme Brown
At Trinity Methodist Church Hall

DHT
Wed 11Paston Footprints: Gary Tuson in conversation with Rob Knee and Karen Smyth
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Find out how local communities are being empowered to discover and connect with the Paston heritage.
This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Fri 13Online History Talk -The Great Summer Staycation: Seaside Memories from the Sound Archives
Time: 13:00

by Nicole Hudson
booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Tue 17Online Workshop - How to ... Care for your Books and Documents at Home
Time: 10:00 - 10:30

Join Senior Conservator, Nick Sellwood to find out how to look after the books and documents you own in your own home.
Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Tue 17Paston Footprints -Reading from the Archives: Early Pastons
Time: 14:00 - 15:00

This special session of our popular reading from the archives event looks at some of the letters written by the Paston family and their correspondents.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Wed 18Paston Footprints - Constance Paston: Natural Daughter of John Paston II by Dr Jane Clayton
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Find out about the 'bastard daughter ' of John Paston.
This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Fri 20Vacation Voices: Summer Holiday Online Reminiscence Session
Time: 10:00 - 10:45

From sticks of rock to crabbing, sandcastles to donkey rides, what are your summer holiday memories? Join this informal reminiscence session to hear extracts from Norfolk’s sound archives, listening to first-hand accounts of holiday memories. share your own holiday memories, or simply listen in for some nostalgic reflection. This session lasts for 45 minutes.

This reminiscence session is hosted by the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage East of England Hub at Norfolk Record Office, one of ten UK wide heritage organisations working with the British Library to preserve rare and at-risk audio archives.
Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Mon 23Introduction to House History - Online Workshop
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Using a mixture of historical maps, census returns, trade directories, and wills to find out how to trace the history of the fabric of your building and it’s previous owners and inhabitants. Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Mon 23Paston Footprints - Reading from the Archives: Later Pastons
Time: 14:00 - 15:00

This session focuses Rebecca Paston and John Clayton’s letters to Sir Robert Paston describing his experiments with alchemy.

For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Wed 25Paston Footprints - Sensorial Experiences and the Paston Archives by Dr Holly Maples
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Discover how to bring to life the rich history of the archives through Holly’s own work in dramatizing the Paston Letters for audio podcasts and theatrical performances.

This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Thu 26Paston Footprints - Weave your own Paston Story Workshop with Dr Holly Maples
Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Dr Holly Maples, lecturer at the University of Essex, leads this 90 minute workshop. Through a range of activities Holly will demonstrate how to explore your own family letters and archives to tell your story and the story of those close to yo
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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September 2021
Wed 1Binham Priory
Time: 19:30

Nick Vincent

WLHG
Wed 1Paston Footprints - The Paston Treasure: Mysteries and Discoveries by Francesca Vanke
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Find out about the Paston Treasure painting, and some of the puzzles behind this enigmatic picture and the artefacts it portrays.

This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Fri 3Advanced Family History - Online Workshop
Time: 14:00 - 15:00

This session covers electoral registers, marriage licence bonds and tithe documents.
Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Mon 6Mindful Monday - Online Get Together
Time: 10:00 - 10:45

Join us for 45 mins on our virtual Mindful Monday session. We will send colouring sheets with images from the archives to colour in or bring your own project along. Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Wed 8Five o’clock tea with Betsy (Elizabeth Fry)
Time: 19:30

Georgette Vale
Trinity Methodist Church Hall

DHT
Wed 8Paston Footprints - ‘Paper is Deynty’ by Dr Orietta da Rold
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

The Significance of Paper in the Paston Letters
This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Fri 10
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Sun 19
Heritage Open Days Self Guided Archive Ambulation

Explore King Street’s Beer Trade
Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Mon 13Heritage Open Days Online Talk -Supper from the Sound Archives
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Exploring our regional sound archives to uncover reminiscences from the heart of the home, the kitchen.
Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Wed 15Paston Footprints - Finding Life in Margaret Paston’s Will by Professor Joel Roesental
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

The will is an appropriate capstone to the life and thoughts of a woman who had already written 100-plus letters that have been preserved.
This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Fri 17Heritage Open Days Online Talk - Food From the Archives
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Find out how some of the early recipes included in journals and recipe books have been brought to life with a modern twist, discover what ingredients you could buy in 16th Century Norwich and where in the world these items would have come from. Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Fri 17Heritage Open Days IN-PERSON EVENT A Foodie’s Dream
Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Join us to see some original documents relating to food in The Archive Centre. Find out about Norwich’s role in the food and drink industry and some of the people who worked within it.

This is an in-person event and will only run dependant on government guidelines at the time. To limit numbers, we will be booking 30 minute slots and there will be a strict one-way system.
Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Wed 22Paston Footprints - Peerage to Penury by Dr Jean Agnew
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

The Last Hundred Years of the Paston Family, 1632 – 1732
This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Wed 29Paston Footprints - The Royal Game by Anne O’Brien
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Discover how 3 Paston women came from nowhere to challenge the course of history.
This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Thu 30Introduction to House History - Online Workshop
Time: 10:00 - 10:00

Using a mixture of historical maps, census returns, trade directories, and wills to find out how to trace the history of the fabric of your building and it’s previous owners and inhabitants. Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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October 2021
Wed 6Paston Footprints - The Heraldry of the Pastons By Dr John Alban
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Discover how the heraldry of the Pastons was inextricably linked with the family’s pedigree and, in particular, was a powerful instrument in the family’s assertion of its antiquity and status within society in the fifteenth century and later.
This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Thu 7Online How to ... Use Our New Online Catalogue
Time: 14:00 - 14:30

Some tips and tricks for searching for a range of documents, and explain how these can be placed on the clipboard.
Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Mon 11Introduction to Family History - Online Workshop
Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Discover some tips on collecting materials and memories within your immediate family before finding out how to use census records, civil registration, and parish registers to trace your ancestors. Booking info https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events-late-summer-autumn/

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Wed 13The Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England Project
Time: 19:30

Dr Robin Hanley
Trinity Methodist Church Hall

DHT
Wed 13Paston Footprints - Paston Heritage and the Support of Wellbeing Dr Rob Knee
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Rob Knee describes the Paston Footprints project’s provision of engaging heritage experiences.
This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Wed 20Paston Footprints - Finding New Footprints of Paston and Oxnead Halls By Peter Stibbons
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

New research has revealed information and changes in understanding about the Paston homes,
This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Thu 21Paston Footprints -Data Impact Visualisation Workshop with Dr Karen Smyth
Time: 11:00 - 12:30

In this 90 minute workshop Dr Karen Smyth, Senior Lecturer in Literature at UEA, will help you explore how to present data gleaned from archives that is engaging and has impact.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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Wed 27Paston Footprints - Touching Paston Lives By Dr Karen Smyth
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Karen explores the challenges in telling the Paston stories that deal with emotions, politics and morality from a bygone age.
This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience.
For more details https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/paston-footprints-events/

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November 2021
Wed 10Hobbies of Dereham
Time: 19:30

Martin Flegg
Trinity Methodist Church Hall

DHT
December 2021
Wed 8A Tudor Christmas
Time: 19:30

A Tudor Christmas
Trinity Methodist Church Hall

DHT
January 2022
Wed 12The life and mysteries of St Withburga
Time: 19:30

Rod Chapman
Trinity Methodist Church Hall

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