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June 24, 2020
This week's podcast comes from the archives of the American Library in Norwich (formerly the Second Air Division Memorial Library). Their "Conversations with Strangers" series features United States Air Force veterans of WWII discussing their experience of war; from their relocation to the sleepy farming towns of Norfolk, England, to the extraordinary flight combat missions they undertook. This episode features Robert Lee Swofford (445th Bomb Group) in conversation, filmed by students from Norwich University College of the Arts at the 61st convention of the 2nd Air Division Ass, Dallas, Texas (17th – 20th October 2008).
June 16, 2020
This week is the second episode of “Conversations with Strangers,” from the archives of the American Library in Norwich (formerly the Second Air Division Memorial Library). Their “Conversations with Strangers” series features United States Air Force veterans of WWII discussing their experience of war; from their relocation to the sleepy farming towns of Norfolk, England, to the extraordinary flight combat missions they undertook. This episode features Jack Dyson (445th Bomb Group) in conversation, recorded by students from Norwich University College of the Arts at the 61st convention of the 2nd Air Division Assn, Dallas, Texas (17th - 20th October 2008). For more information on the American Library, visit thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com.
June 9, 2020
This week's podcast comes from the archives of the American Library in Norwich (formerly the Second Air Division Memorial Library). Their "Conversations with Strangers" series features United States Air Force veterans of WWII discussing their experience of war; from their relocation to the sleepy farming towns of Norfolk, England, to the extraordinary flight combat missions they undertook. This episode features Ray Lemons of the 445th Bomb Group in conversation, recorded by students from Norwich University College of the Arts at the 61st convention of the 2nd Air Division Assn, Dallas, Texas in October 2008. For more information on the American Library, visit thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com.
June 2, 2020
"My Norfolk, My Holt" are a series of interviews with local people led by volunteer Phil Barrett at Holt Library. The sessions are about valuing the contributions of individuals to the life of the community past and present. In this podcast episode Phil talks to Bridget Cuthbert, a valued member of the community of Holt. Before retirement, Bridget was a dietitian and was involved with the North Norfolk Primary Care Trust; Norwich District Community Health Council; and many other health related organisations locally. Please visit www.thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com for more information on this episode.
May 17, 2020
On the podcast this week Librarian Rachel is the pub quiz master, asking ten questions about Norwich's pubs. You can pause and rewind if you need more time on each question, and feel free to use these questions at your own lockdown lock-in. For more information, and to download the questions, visit thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Pour yourself a pint and test your pub knowledge!
May 12, 2020
"My Norfolk, My Holt" are a series of interviews with local people led by volunteer Phil Barrett at Holt Library. The sessions are about valuing the contributions of individuals to the life of the community past and present. In this podcast episode Phil talks to Tony Britten, Artistic Director for Holt Festival, film director and composer. Tony is arguably best known for composing the UEFA Champions League Anthem in 1992. For more information visit thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
May 5, 2020
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May, this week's podcast is a potted history of the 2nd Air Division of the United States Army Air Forces in World War II, with Librarian Orla Kennelly. Hear about the connections forged between locals and the Americans in wartime Norfolk and the continuing legacy of the 2nd Air Division in East Anglia today. For more information, please visit www.thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com.
April 28, 2020
"My Norfolk, My Holt" are a series of interviews with local people led by volunteer Phil Barrett at Holt Library. The sessions are about valuing the contributions of individuals to the life of the community past and present. In this podcast episode Phil talks to Dr Andrew Chapman, retired Holt GP who was born in Clapham in the same year the NHS began, in 1948. During his long career Dr Chapman was school doctor at Greshams, and since retirement has enjoyed sailing, gardening and time with family. For more information visit www.thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. We hope you enjoy listening!
April 28, 2020
A big thank you to historian and archivist Frank Meeres, who recorded this talk at home for the podcast this week. Frank tells the true stories of a number of Norfolk women in the first half of the twentieth century, at a time when women were just beginning to achieve equality in politics and in other spheres of life. Find the images referred to by Frank, as well as more information about the talk, at www.thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
April 21, 2020
"My Norfolk, My Holt" are a series of interviews with local people led by volunteer Phil Barrett at Holt Library. The sessions are about valuing the contributions of individuals to the life of the community past and present. In this podcast episode Phil talks to Beryl Knowles, retired Head Teacher of Holt Primary School, about her formative years, what brought her to North Norfolk, and her passions for running and reading. For more information visit www.thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. We hope you enjoy listening!
April 2, 2020
Former MP for North Norfolk Norman Lamb talks to Phil Barrett about his close family, being an advocate for mental health support, his love for Norwich City FC, and how he came to live in North Norfolk. This talk was recorded at Holt Library in September 2018 as part of the "My Norfolk My Holt" series. For more information please visit: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com.
March 23, 2020
Join Jo Foster-Murdoch, Queer History MA student, and historian James Watts as they take us on a tour through Norfolk’s LGBT+ histories and share their research on the topic. Find out more at thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com Thanks for listening!
March 23, 2020
A cathedral, more than 30 parish churches, and a wide range of chapels and meeting houses catered for the spiritual needs of the citizens of Georgian Norwich. Join Ian Smith as he considers the prominent personalities and fluctuating fortunes of the Anglican Church and dissenting denominations which occupied these places of worship, and compares the religious landscape of Norwich with that of the rest of the country. Find more information here: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
March 23, 2020
In this talk recorded at Holt Library with volunteer Phil Barrett, former Librarian Alan Leventhall reminisces about library life, and shares memories of Holt over time. For more details see: www.thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com.
November 18, 2019
Join historian Vic Morgan, from the Norfolk Archives and Heritage Development Foundation (NORAH), as he explores the history of Elm Hill, Norwich's most 'iconic' street, and examines its fluctuating fortunes within the context of wider changes in the city and beyond. Find out more at norfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com Thanks for listening!
November 18, 2019
Founded in 1608, and one of the first of its type to be established outside London, Norwich City Library comprises some 2,000 volumes including a significant number of 'incunabula' (books printed before 1501). Join Becca Allen as she examines some of the key items to be found in this remarkable collection. For more information visit thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com Thanks for listening!
July 10, 2019
In her popular talk "Trial and Transportation: Women Before the Bench 1600-1850", local historian and author Elizabeth Walne examines the circumstances of women who appeared before Norwich courts from the Stuart period to the Victorian. Find out what they were accused of, what the punishment was, and where they ended up. See more information here: www.thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com.
July 10, 2019
This episode was recorded at a Heritage Hour earlier in 2019, and features Trevor Markworth talking about "A Walk in the Park: A History of Chapelfield Gardens." Find the images refered to in Trevor's talk at www.thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thank you for listening.
February 28, 2019
Isabelle King is author of children's books "The Norfolk Story Book" and "Once Upon A Time in Norfolk." Join us as she discusses finding inspiration in Norfolk's history and her role as a Prince's Trust Young Ambassador, and gives insights into the opportunities and challenges of building a creative career. For more information see: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
January 15, 2019
Discover how author Stephen Poulter uncovered the history of his 17th century Norfolk cottage, and learn how you too can investigate the backgrounds of historic properties. See the podcast blog for more information: https://thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Enjoy!
November 29, 2018
Local historian Trevor Nuthall shares his research into the site of Mousehold Heath's St William's Chapel, where in 1144 the murdered body of the 12-year-old William was discovered and where, over the next 250 years, three chapels were built. For more information visit: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
November 29, 2018
Join author Stephen Browning as he examines daily life in Norfolk's coastal communities between 1914 and 1918, and tells tales of often top secret work in towns and villages along the coastline from King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth. For more information visit: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
September 27, 2018
In this episode Adrian O'dell (chairman of the Norfolk Polish Heritage Group) shares the story of his father Kapitan Stefan Zdobysław Żółkowski during WWII. For more information visit: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
August 14, 2018
The History Hunters have taken over the NHC Podcast! Listen in to learn more about big chickens, the Queen's digestive system, and Donald Trump's new wife (plus some serious local history too!). Find out more about History Hunters and what they've been up to here: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Normal podcast service will resume shortly!
June 22, 2018
Join Archive Specialist Chris Tracy as he explores the story and wider world of Norwich's 16th century immigrants, as revealed by items within the Norfolk Heritage Centre and Norfolk Record Office collections. See the visual materials used by Chris here: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
May 31, 2018
Howzat?! Join Michael Clampin as he explores the early years of Norwich Cricket Week and their relevance to the modern county game. As ever, find out more about Michael's talk on our website: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com.
April 5, 2018
In this episode, Archive Specialist Chris Tracy chats with local photographer David Indge, about the journey he took along Norfolk's A149 to create his photographic exhibition "Coast Road." Coast Road was on display at Norfolk Heritage Centre during February 2018 - find out more on our website thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
February 24, 2018
In this episode of The Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast we hear from Ian Smith, as he considers civic pride and the reality of urban life in Georgian Norwich. For more information visit: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
January 19, 2018
Welcome to our first podcast episode of 2018! This week, join Dr Rebecca McGann as she shares her research on the Norwich Apocalypse, a mid-13th century illustrated commentary on the Book of Revelation and one of the stars of Norfolk Heritage Centre's collection. Find out more at thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com and thanks for listening!
December 23, 2017
On this festive podcast episode, Roy Howard from the Norwich Community History group shares his memories of Christmas past and his experience of being Taverham Garden Centre's Father Christmas. Don't forget to check our website for images and more information about each episode: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Merry Christmas from NHC!
December 10, 2017
On the Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast this week, Nick Williams from the Thorpe History Group gives an insight into the circumstances surrounding the tragic Thorpe Rail Crash of 1874. Visit our website for images and more information: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening - don't forget to subscribe!
November 22, 2017
On this week's NHC Podcast, join David Holgate-Carruthers from the Museum of Norwich as he explores the story of Anna Sewell - looking at how her gender, her experience of disability, and life in industrial Britain influenced the writing of her classic novel Black Beauty. Check our website: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com for more information and images. Happy listening!
November 17, 2017
On the NHC Podcast this week, Chris Tracy is in conversation with author Paul Willetts about the role of archives in writing historical non-fiction. Paul's books include "Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms" and "Members Only," which was turned into the film "The Look of Love" starring Steve Coogan. For more information on Paul and the podcast, check out: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Enjoy!
November 10, 2017
This week, the NHC Podcast features a talk by Thorpe History Group member Nick Williams, on the fascinating history of Rosary Cemetery. As always, for more information please visit: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.blogspot.com.
October 26, 2017
This week, Professor Claire Preston of Queen Mary University, London gives us an entertaining insight into some of the stories that surround Sir Thomas Browne, and the many imaginative words coined by him. Claire is introduced by Marion Catlin of the The Shift Norwich. See thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.org for more info. Happy listening!
October 19, 2017
This week on the Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast we're looking at genetic genealogy - imagine if we all had an inbuilt barcode that could reveal our family history? In a way, we do! Genealogist Elizabeth Walne looks at DNA testing, how genetic genealogy works, what it can tell us, and what it can't. Find Elizabeth's images here: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com.
October 13, 2017
This episode was recorded at St William's Way Library on October 10th 2017 as part of their Tuesday evening series of talks. It features Sue Vaughn, an octogenarian former community midwife who used to pedal around Norwich delivering babies. For more information on this episode, visit: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
October 6, 2017
In this week's podcast, local historian Steve Smith debunks the myths surrounding the "disappearance" of the 5th Norfolks on 12th August 1915. Check out Steve's blog for more of his research: stevesmith1944.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
October 3, 2017
In this episode, former Gresham's teacher Steven Benson is interviewed by Phil Barrett about his memories of life in Holt, since first arriving in 1964 in his battered VW. Find Steven's story, and many other local memories, on the Historypin Connections website here: www.historypin.org/en/connections-norfolk. Thanks for listening!
September 21, 2017
In the first episode of the Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast, Trevor Markworth covers the history of Norwich Hippodrome. To see the images that Trevor refers to throughout his talk, please visit: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com. Thanks for listening!
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