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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

NRO
Wed 4AGM and MiscellanyNHS
Wed 4H.M.S. Rockingham

Keith Leesmith

WLHG
Thu 5Some Local Stained-Glass Treasures

Peter Townroe

WDHS
Thu 5Paston Footprints and Digitising the Paston Letters

Peter Stibbons, True's Yard, King's Lynn, 1pm

PHS
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

NRO
Sat 7Recent Viking Age Excavations in Scandinavia – Jelling, Gamla Uppsala, and other sites

Dr Brian Ayers
Sue Margeson Memorial Lecture

NNAS
Tue 10Ghost Signs

Borin van Loon

NHBG
Wed 11Burial and belief - the conversion of Anglo-Saxons to Christianity

Dr Catherine Hills

DHT
Tue 17From Wells-next-the-Sea to Dunkirk & Back. The Life Story of the Whelker 'Bessie'.

Tim Lidstone-Scott

WNKL
Wed 18Treasures of Norwich Cathedral

Pat Wagstaff
AGM at 7.15pm

CHS
Wed 18The de Argentein Family: Cup Bearers to Medieval Kings

David Wollweber

LDLH
Thu 19An Aftrnoon Tea with Elizabeth Fry

Georgette Vale

BRLHG
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

NRO
Thu 19The King of Norfolk Poachers

Charlotte Paton

GHS
Fri 20North Norfolk’s Railways

Nigel Digby

FCM
Fri 20In search of the Iceni: Iron Age & Roman East Anglia

Natasha Harlow

GYLH
Sat 21The Norwich Dialect and its Origins

Peter Trudgill

NAHRG
Thu 261066 & All That: The Effect of the Norman Conquest on the City and County

Barbara Miller

ALHS
Thu 26Churchwardens' Accounts in the 16th CenturyHDHS
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

NRO
Tue 31Tales of Wells Harbour

Robert Smith
7:30pm: Cley Village Hall, The Fairstead

BAHS
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

NRO
Wed 1St Withburga

Rod Chapman

NHS
Wed 1Blickling Hall

Robert and Liz Scott

WLHG
Thu 2Hempton Priory

Matthew Champion

WDHS
Wed 8Digging Sedgeford - 25 years of archaeological research in a Norfolk parish

Gary Rossin

DHT
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

NRO
Wed 15William Morris and the Yarmouth Anarchists

Gareth Davies

LDLH
Thu 16The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich

Phyllida Scrivens

BRLHG
Thu 16An Airman's Flight from Poland to Britain

Adrian

GHS
Fri 17Rebuilding Norfolk’s History – the Paston Properties

James Mindham

FCM
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

NRO
Fri 17Mediaeval Graffiti: the lost voice of the English Church

Matt Champion

GYLH
Sat 18Mills of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Alison Yardy
Talk follows AGM

NAHRG
Tue 21New Views from the Head of the River Deben - Reshaping Mesolithic to Saxon Landscapes.

Andrew Peachey

WNKL
Tue 21The Bridewell Museum, Norwich

Tour with Bethan Holdridge

ALHS
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

NRO
Tue 28Blickling Belles – The Georgian Daughters of Blickling Hall

Kate Barnes
7:30pm: Cley Village Hall, The Fairstead

BAHS
Tue 28Blickling Books

John Gandy, 2pm

ALHS
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

NRO
May 2020
Sun 3
to
Wed 6
Four Day Coach Visit to Wiltshire

Contact NAHRG for details of availability of places

NAHRG
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

NRO
Tue 5
to
Sun 10
Pop-up Local History Activities
Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Wroxham Barns NR12 8QU, with Poppyland books

 
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

NRO
Wed 6The Pastons in Great Yarmouth

Dr Rob Knee

NHS
Wed 6Binham Priory

Nicholas Vincent

 
Wed 6Binham Priory

Nicholas Vincent

WLHG
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

NRO
Tue 12Day Visit to Wymondham with visit to Wymondham Heritage Museum.

Coach provided.

ALHS
Wed 13Making tracks through Mid-Norfolk - Local Railways

Paddy Anstey

DHT
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

NRO
Wed 13AGM and Members' EveningWLHG
Fri 15Keeping Clean in Past Times: Domestic Arrangements Over the Years

Angela Bishop

GYLH
Tue 19Viking Age East Anglia

Dr Tim Pestell, Curator of Archaeology, Norwich Castle Museum
Pegg’s Yard 2pm

ALHS
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

NRO
Wed 20Seventeenth-Century Yarmouth Tokens and their Issuers

Dr Adrian Marsden

LDLH
Thu 21Lasts and Leather: Let's Talk About Shoes

Barbara Miller

BRLHG
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

NRO
Thu 21A Letter from Garboldisham

AGM and talk by Jonathan

GHS
Fri 22The Power Behind the Throne: Women of the First Millennium

Imogen Corrigan

GYLH
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

NRO
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

NRO
Wed 3Bishop Despenser, the Fighting Bishop

Dr John Alban

NHS
Sat 6Great Yarmouth History Fair

St George's, 10am - 3pm

GYLH
Sat 6Paston Footprints at Yarmouth History Fair

The Paston Footprints project, alongside many other local history stands, will be at St. George's, Great Yarmouth

PHS
Tue 9TBAALHS
Wed 10The Norwich Castle : Gateway to Medieval England project

Dr Robin Hanley

DHT
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

NRO
Sat 13Cromer History Day

Geology and History, Cromer Museum and forecourt

FCM
Wed 17Outing - TBALDLH
Fri 19Village Visit: TBAGYLH
Sat 20Saturday Summer OutingNHS
July 2020
Wed 1Members' MiscellanyNHS
Thu 2Day visit to Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum, Dereham, with talk and tour.

Coach provided.

ALHS
Wed 8Outing - Links with the Past

Rev Jonathan Boston

DHT
Tue 14Paston Footprints - Digitising the Paston Letters

Peter Stibbons
SHARP lecture

PHS
Wed 15In Search of Eugenia Fynch

Brian Grint

LDLH
Fri 17
to
Sun 19
The Pastons & the Peasants Revolt

Paston Footprints at the Peasants Revolt commemoration, North Walsham

PHS
Sat 25Day Conference at Thomas Paine Centre, UEANAHRG
August 2020
Wed 12Narborough Bone Mill

Graeme Brown

DHT
Wed 19Latest new from the temple site and excavations at Venta Icenorum, Caistor Roman Town

Mike Pinner
Evening meeting

LDLH
September 2020
Tue 1Paston Footprints and Digitising the Paston Letters

Peter Stibbons

NHS
Wed 2TBAWLHG
Wed 919th century industrial activity in Norfolk and its market towns

Adrian O’dell

DHT
Wed 16TBALDLH
Wed 16Scholars, Saints and Sinners (Norfolk clergy)

Chris Armstrong

CHS
Thu 17The Hoxne Hoard

Tony Diamond

GHS
Fri 18Oliver Cromwell: Lord Protector of England. King in all but name

Mark Mitchels

GYLH
Fri 18
to
Mon 21
Four Day Excursion to Kent, stayng at Rochester

Leader, Dr Andrew Rogerson
NNAS web site for details

NNAS
Fri 18A Victorian Magic Lantern Show

Peter Stibbons

FCM
Tue 29Imagined Coasts – the Medieval Port of Burnham

Jonathan Hooton

BAHS
October 2020
Wed 7TBA

Tony Sims

NHS
Wed 7TBAWLHG
Thu 8The Mary Rose

Matt Champion

ALHS
Thu 15John Constable

Patricia Hodgkins

GHS
Fri 16St Benet’s Abbey and the Work of the Norfolk Archaeological Trust

Dr Natasha Hutcheson

GYLH
Tue 20The #Rooswijk1740 Project

Dr. Ken Hamilton

WNKL
Wed 21The Swing Riots in Norfolk

Rowena Burgess

LDLH
Wed 21The History of the Theatre Royal

Jason Reaper

CHS
Thu 22Worstead Weavers

Margaret Brooker

ALHS
Tue 27Privateers & the press gang: pressures on Blakeney & Cley's seafarers c.1800

Margaret Bird (Short AGM precedes Talk)

BAHS
November 2020
Wed 4TBAWLHG
Tue 17Caring for historic sites in the Norfolk countryside

David Robertson

WNKL
Wed 18‘A very remote period indeed’; Discovering East Anglia’s Early Humans

Dr Richard Hoggett

LDLH
Wed 18The ups and downs of Elm Hill, Properties and People

Victor Morgan

CHS
Thu 19The Penny in your Purse

David Bailey

GHS
Fri 20What the Victorians Threw Away

Dr Tom Licence

GYLH
Tue 24Dereham and its vicar in Victorian times

Susanna Wade-Martins

BAHS
Thu 26Iron Age Norfolk

Dr John Davies

ALHS
December 2020
Wed 2TBA

2.30pm

WLHG
Tue 15The Breckland Palaeolithic Project

Dr. Rob Davis

WNKL
Wed 16Living History from Blickling Hall

Two characters from Blickling join us for our Christmas Do.

LDLH
Wed 16Christmas Meeting & BuffetGYLH
Thu 17Music and Party Time

Bristol Fashion

GHS
January 2021
Tue 19The Yayoi vs Iron Age: a comparison of increasingly complex settlement structures and material cultures during later prehistory in Japan and Britain

Dr. Andrew Hutcheson

WNKL
Thu 28Shardlake's Norwich - CJ Sansom's Tombland and Kett's Rebellion

Paul Dixon

ALHS
February 2021
Wed 3The Black Death

Mark Bailey, 2.30pm

WLHG
Tue 16Heritage Action Zone King’s Lynn

Dr. Natalie Gates

WNKL
Thu 25The Walsingham Study

Ian Hinton, Norfolk Historic Buildings Group

ALHS
March 2021
Tue 16The late medieval pottery kiln waste from Pott Row, Grimston

Sue Anderson

WNKL
April 2021
Tue 20The Open Fields of South-West Norfolk – A Midlands System in East Anglia?

Michael Medlar

 
   

Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project

March 2020
Gresham - Paston Footprints
Friday 27th

A walk around the village recalling the Paston family
Rob Knee. Booking necessary, (01692)582522

For further information: www.sharp.org.uk

Poppyland Publishing - Latest Titles

For full information go to
www.poppyland.co.uk

Price & ISBNTitle and Author
£3.95
9781909796720
The Book of Margery Kempe of Lynn
Gareth Calway
£3.95
9781909796713
Wroxham: The Capital of the Broads
Chris Armstrong
£3.95
9781909796706
Wymondham: A Pleasant Place
Adrian and Ann Hoare
£9.95
97819097966676
The Yellow Caravan: Camping Round Norfolk in 1912
Juliet Webster
£3.95
9781909796669
Southtown and Cobholm: An Agreeable Suburb of Yarmouth
Colin Tooke
£19.95
9781909796652
Suffolk Scene: A Book of Description and Adventure
Julian Tennyson / Elaine Murphy
£9.95
9781909796638
Scholars, Saints and Sinners: the stories of some of Norfolk’s more idiosyncratic clergy of the 19th and early 20th centuries
Chris Armstrong
£9.95
9781909796577
Kett 1549: Rewriting the Rebellion
Leo R. Jary