This is Historian Chris Barringer’s (1931-2013) story of Norfolk history published posthumously in 2019. Chris Barringer played a fundamental part in the formation of this Society. In 1990 he was invited to give a series of lectures in Blakeney and two more series followed in 1991 and 1992. Chris was a leading member of historical
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A closer look at carvings & craftsmanship in local mediaeval churches. An illustrated talk by Sarah Cassell (Associate Tutor in Art History at UEA) on Thursday 6th June, 7.30pm in All Saints church, Briston. Entry FREE Click here for further details.
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
‘Eureka’ as a metal-detecting archaeology student might have said in 2014 as he dug in a field at Winfarthing, near Diss, in response to a signal. What he found was a very rare gold pendant set with garnets made by a skilled Anglo-Saxon around AD 650-675. It had been placed in a grave and the
On Remembrance Day there was an event, Pages of the sea, held around the UK at various beaches. Faces of some of those lost were etched in the sand to be washed away as the tide came in. Members of the public were able to create silhouettes of others from WW1 and other conflicts. Click
ARMISTICE CONCERT Doors open at 6.30, 7pm start Tickets on the door – £10 Also, a collection of WW1 memorabilia, including a display of personal family items relating to Richard Jefferson’s uncle, Lieut. Ingleby Stuart Jefferson R.N, the youngest submarine commander of the war, who was killed aged 24 in 1917.
Norfolk County Council has launched a consultation on a series of changes that it proposes making next year in order to make significant budget savings. The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) falls within the scope of these changes and needs to make a budget saving of £75,000. The consultation closes on 23rd December 2018. Details of
What’s on July-December 2018. A guide to events, workshops, activities and more. Click here for details.
The WW 1 list of those killed. James Long MM, a professional soldier in the Coldstream Guards was the youngest of Charles Longs 8 sons. He wrote to Annie Long, his sister-in-law, regularly. She received his last letter