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 Meetings: The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 4HU and other venues as notified

Contact: Norfolk Record Office

Address: The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 2DQ

Email: norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk

Web Site: www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk

January 2020
Thu 30Delving Deeper into Your Family History
Time: 10:30 - 12:30

Find out how to go further with tracing your family tree. This advanced workshop includes a mixture of practical exercises and demonstrations on how to use poor law material and wills. At the end there will be a chance to see the original documents.

£6 per person Booking required on www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or 01603 222599

 
February 2020
Wed 5Lunchtime Talk - Sovereign, Squire and Rebel: The Story of Maharajah Duleep Singh
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

by Peter Bance, Maharajah Duleep Singh author and historian

FREE- Booking not necessary

 
Thu 6Palaeography Taster
Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Are you new to using archives? Do you need help with reading the handwriting? With 30 years’ experience in teaching palaeography, Tom Townsend is able to guide you through the basics of both reading and understanding Tudor and Stuart handwriting styles. This session will give you the confidence to use original records in your family or local history research.

£6 per person
Booking required on 01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

 
Mon 10Behind the Scenes - Art in the Archives
Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Take a trip into the strongrooms and Conservation Studio to uncover how we store and repair the materials we collect, from parchment to paper. Each tour has a different theme.

Join us for a tour to discover some of the more colourful and visual documents in the Record Office, from maps and plans to scrapbooks.

A Norfolk Makers’ Festival Fringe Event
Free of charge, Booking required on 01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

 
Fri 14Adult Craft - Block Printing
Time: 10:30 - 12:30

Learn how to create your own block and adapt it for multi-layered relief printing. See some examples of relief prints from our collection. Discover how local printers Jarrold’s created some of their prints, from initial sketch, through to the block itself and the final image.

All materials will be provided

Refreshments included
£6 per person
Booking required on www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events 01603 222599

A Norfolk Makers’ Festival Fringe Event

 
Thu 20Family Fun and Crafts- Espionage and Intrigue
Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Find out about the role of Norfolk citizens in spying over the past 150 years by looking at some of our original documents. Hear cases of people wrongly accused of espionage and learn about the discovery of spies who were disguised as nuns. Then create your very own spy kit including periscope and decoder.

£3.50 per child Children under 3 free of charge
Book place on www.archives.nofolk.gov.uk/events

 
Fri 21Family Fun and Crafts - Unlocking Our Sound Heritage - Amazing Antarctica!
Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Become an Antarctic explorer and discover the sounds of the South Pole! Hear sound clips collected by the British Antarctic Survey to discover life as an Antarctic researcher. From penguins, storms and Antarctic dentistry, to sounds recorded from space that are truly out of this world. Join in with craft activities to create your own Antarctic adventure.
Free of charge
Book your place at www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

 
Mon 24Small Bites - Free Church Records
Time: 12:30 - 13:15

Join archivist, Tom Townsend, for a quick introduction to Norfolk’s free churches and their records, including those of the Independents, Baptists, Quakers and Methodists.

Free. Booking required on www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or 01603 222599

 
March 2020
Wed 4Lunchtime Talk - Poles in Norfolk and Stories from the NPHG Archive Project
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

by Adrian O'Dell, The Norfolk Polish Heritage Group (NPHG)

FREE- Booking not necessary

 
Fri 6Archive Afternoon - Women of the First World War
Time: 14:00 - 15:30

For International Women's Day, join us to look at the role of women during WW1. Exhibition and talk.
Free, no need to book

 
Thu 19Delving Deeper into House History
Time: 10:00 - 12:00

If you have started your house history or completed the introduction session this is your next step. Learn how to access and use manor court books, tithe maps and other resources before seeing the originals.
£6 per person
Booking required on www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or 01603 222599

 
Fri 27Palaeography Taster
Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Are you new to using archives? Do you need help with reading the handwriting? With 30 years’ experience in teaching palaeography, Tom Townsend is able to guide you through the basics of both reading and understanding Tudor and Stuart handwriting styles. This session will give you the confidence to use original records in your family or local history research.

£6 per person
Booking required on 01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

 
April 2020
Wed 1Lunchtime Talk - The Civil War Petitions Project: War Victims and their Stories in Norfolk and Norwich
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

by Andy Hopper, University of Leicester

FREE - Booking not necessary

 
Wed 15Behind the Scenes - 'Gems'
Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Take a trip into the strongrooms and Conservation Studio to uncover how we store and repair the materials we collect, from parchment to paper. Each tour has a different theme.

A display of some of our more unusual and quirky documents.

£6 per person, Booking required on 01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

 
Fri 17Using the Searchroom
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Not confident with using the record office searchroom? Don’t know your microfilm from your microfiche? Whether you have never used the searchroom before or just need a recap on the new layout, this session is for you.
Free of charge

Booking required on www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

 
Thu 23Small Bites - Manorial Records
Time: 12:30 - 13:15

Tom Townsend introduces manorial records, briefly explaining how the manor court system worked and how to identify and use key manorial records such as court rolls and books, surveys and rentals.

Free. Booking required on www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or 01603 222599

 
Wed 29Delving Deeper into Your Family History
Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Find out how to go further with tracing your family tree. This advanced workshop includes a mixture of practical exercises and demonstrations on how to use poor law material and wills. At the end there will be a chance to see the original documents.

£6 per person
Booking required on www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or 01603 222599

 
May 2020
Tue 5Adult Craft- Book Binding
Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Have a closer look at some of our original documents, as Nick Sellwood, Senior Conservator for Norfolk Record Office, explains and demonstrates how books are traditionally bound. Next, have a go at creating and binding your own small pamphlet for you to take away with you.

Lunch not included. All materials will be provided.
Refreshments included £25 per person
Booking required on www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or 01603 222599

 
Wed 6Lunchtime Talk - Richard Caister, The 'Good Vicar' of 15th century Norwich
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

By Frank Meeres, retired archivist and local author

FREE- booking not necessary

 
Thu 7Archive Afternoon - The Second World War: Celebrating Victory
Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Looking how the county celebrated victory in Europe.
Free, no need to book

 
Wed 13Delving Deeper into House History
Time: 14:00 - 16:00

If you have started your house history or completed the introduction session this is your next step. Learn how to access and use manor court books, tithe maps and other resources before seeing the originals.
£6 per person
Booking required on www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or 01603 222599

 
Wed 20Palaeography Taster
Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Are you new to using archives? Do you need help with reading the handwriting? With 30 years’ experience in teaching palaeography, Tom Townsend is able to guide you through the basics of both reading and understanding Tudor and Stuart handwriting styles. This session will give you the confidence to use original records in your family or local history research.

£6 per person
Booking required on 01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

 
Thu 21Behind the Scenes - Industrial Norfolk
Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Take a trip into the strongrooms and Conservation Studio to uncover how we store and repair the materials we collect, from parchment to paper. Each tour has a different theme.

Find out more about some of the former industries in Norfolk, from chocolate manufacturing to brewing.

£6 per person, Booking required on 01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

 
Thu 28Family Fun and Craft - Off the Block
Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Look at original documents detailing animals and other images from the collections of the Norfolk Record Office as inspiration for creating your own block print.
Learn how to make your block and then develop it to create multi-layered prints in different colours.
£3.50 per child Children under 3 free of charge
Booking essential www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

 
June 2020
Wed 3Lunchtime Talk - Conserving Norwich's Antarctic Heritage
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

by Geoff Cooper, UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

FREE - Booking not necessary

 
Thu 11Archive Afternoon - The Growth of a Norfolk Firm: Boulton and Paul
Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Find out about the history of Boulton and Paul and view a range of their archives
Free, no need to book