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January 2020
Sat 18Industrial Archaeology in Nineteenth-Century Norfolk and its Market Towns

Adrian O’Dell

NAHRG
Tue 21Pilgrimage & the Lynn Museum Collection of Medieval Badges

Oliver Bone

WNKL
Thu 23The Ups and Downs of Elm Hill; the History of Norwich in One Street

Victor Morgan

ALHS
Thu 23AGMHDHS
Tue 28Two Speakers this afternoon

Cromer & Georgian Seaside Resorts, Louise Allen
Early Norfolk County Maps 1574-1703, Richard Jefferson
2.30pm: Cley Village Hall, The Fairstead

BAHS
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

NRO
February 2020
Sat 1Recent Work on the Archaeology of Nottingham

Dr Gareth Davies

NNAS
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

NRO
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

NRO
Sat 8The ‘Good Vicar’ of St Stephen’s : Richard Caister and Fifteenth-Century Norwich

Frank Meeres
Please note date change, not as printed diary.

NAHRG
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

NRO
Wed 12

AGM

DHS
Wed 12Men (and some women) of property in early-modern King's Lynn

Dr Alan Metters

NHBG
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

NRO
Sat 15The city walls of medieval Norwich

Vanessa Trevelyan

CHS
Tue 18Ramsay Abbey , the Anarcy & the Enigma of Burwell Castle

Bill Franklin

WNKL
Wed 19A Moving Story: Transport & travel in East Anglia

Dr Mary Fewster

LDLH
Thu 20A Conversation by the FArm Gate

Kevin Parfitt

BRLHG
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

NRO
Fri 21How Cromer was Photographed

Paul Damen

FCM
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

NRO
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

NRO
Tue 25Binham Priory & the development of the Village

David Frost
2.30pm: Cley Village Hall, The Fairstead

BAHS
Thu 27The women who worked at Narborough aerodrome in the First World War

Daryl Long

ALHS
Thu 27Harleston WWI TableclothHDHS
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
Thu 5Some Local Stained-Glass Treasures

Peter Townroe

WDHS
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

DHS
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
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
Fri 20North Norfolk’s Railways

Nigel Digby

FCM
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
Thu 2Hempton Priory

Matthew Champion

WDHS
Wed 8The Sedgeford Dig

Gary Rossin

DHS
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
Thu 16The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich

Phyllida Scrivens

BRLHG
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
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
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
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
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
Wed 13Local Railways

Paddy Anstey

DHS
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 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
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 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
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