Author Archives: Richard Daley

Mary Hardy and her World 1773-1809: four-volume study lodged in the History Centre at Blakeney

The four-volume study Mary Hardy and her World 1773-1809 will be published in April 2020. Two of the covers are pictured here; also the set of four spines. Drawing on the testimony of the local diarist Mary Hardy (1733-1809), these volumes of commentary and analysis provide a detailed panorama of work and social life in

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The diarist Mary Hardy has a new website

A message from BAHS member Margaret Bird, including three portraits of the Hardy family. New website In November 2018 I said in these pages that I would be reshaping the website for the Letheringsett diarist Mary Hardy (1733-1809). I have amalgamated three existing websites into one, to make them smartphone friendly: www.burnham-press.co.uk The old Mary Hardy

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Progress with the companion volumes to The Diary of Mary Hardy

The three images, all of Letheringsett Church in the 19th century, may be clicked on to see at a larger size. BAHS members may be cheered to hear that work is going well on the four companion volumes Mary Hardy and her World 1773-1809. The complete text of the diary of the brewer’s wife came

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Heaving Posts

A year or so ago, Neil Thompson pulled the remnants of a heaving post out from the side of the new cut in Blakeney as it was becoming a risk to boats using the cut. What was left of the heaving post was what had been sunk into the ground as the rest had rotted

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