History Centre

The History Centre holds resources on local villages and towns (BayfieldBlakeney, Cley next the Sea, Glandford, LanghamLetheringsettMorston, Salthouse, SaxlinghamWiveton and the town of Holt) which share a rich historical heritage. The collection has expanded and includes other villages extending from Wells-next-the-Sea to Weybourne along the coast and inland to Binham, Saxthorpe, Cockthorpe plus adjacent villages.

Explore this history at the History Centre using the available resources on family history, house history, memories (both written and oral), shipping, photographs, maps, parish registers, documents and a library of local books. The donation of a copy of the Kenneth Allen papers (the originals are in the Norfolk Record Office) greatly expands the information available on the three villages of Blakeney, Wiveton and Cley. Some of the material, such as the census returns, parish registers and land tax returns are on microform or CDs and it is necessary to use the Centre’s equipment to view these records. There are also growing collections of photographs and shipping records.

These pages on the History Centre are part of the BAHS’s efforts to provide potential visitors with an idea or oversight of what may be found in the History Centre. It may identify something of interest is held in the History Centre but a visit is the only way to confirm this. However because something isn’t mentioned doesn’t mean the History Centre hasn’t got anything on it!

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