On 16th August we had our first Heritage Skills Workshop run by Archivist and Author Frank Meeres from NORAH (Norfolk Archives and Heritage Development Foundation) for members of all our Change Minds groups.
Frank talked to the group about what archivists do, how Norfolk Record Office works and gave us some hands on experience in indexing, cataloguing and searching the collection.
He also showed us some fascinating records from the collection, including some related to the Asylum. This was a great day, and a good chance to catch up with Change Minds members past and present. The second of our three sessions with NORAH is in November, we can’t wait!
Frank showing the group a tithe map of Thorpe, Norwich 1842, showing the asylum.
Documents relating to the city of Norwich.
Change Minds members in the search room looking at a map of Sheringham to find where they live.
The group practising their cataloguing skills with Norfolk schools records.
ACC 2009/103: collection of material mainly photographs, reports etc about the Norfolk War Hospital, but also including earlier and later material, including a plan of the Hospital dated 1903.
DN/TA 596: Thorpe tithe map of 1842, showing the asylum
DCN 40/16: Grant of hunting rights on Blofield and elsewhere by King William II to the Bishop of Thetford, undated but about 1090 (this is in Latin)