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The Life of William Henry Everitt

By Wayne Kett In the past I have written blogs about iconic Norwich companies and famous people from our fine city, but this blog is about an ordinary Norwich man called W.H Everitt. The images below show an upholsterers tool box and … Continue reading

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Strangers, Undertakers, Pepys and Spies

By Jamie Everitt What links these four things together? Perhaps one of my favourite objects in the Norfolk Collections Centre, the enigmatic silk press. Let us find out how. Norwich was once the most important cloth manufacturing town in Britain. … Continue reading

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Norfolk Collections Centre – Deep Clean

November 2015 The Norfolk Collections Centre covers an area a little over 800m2 and provides us with approximately 3,645m3 of storage space. We store a vast array of different objects meaning the job of collections care is no simple task. … Continue reading

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A Journey from the Royal Hotel to Dereham Road

By Wayne Kett We have these tram lines in our store, salvaged from the days when Norwich operated a tram service. This inspired me to write a brief history of Norwich’s tram network, however I soon discovered this has been more … Continue reading

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The King of Prussia, the Rifle Volunteer & the Turkey Cock

By Wayne Kett The thing I love most about pub names is the variety, whilst there are plenty of Red Lions (518 in the UK according to a 2011 survey) there are also the rather less common names like, Ribs of … Continue reading

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The Big Freeze

News of a woodworm infestation in a museum store is enough to send chills through anyone who works with collections. Lauren Ephithite, Curatorial Assistant at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse tells us about how she dealt with it this winter. Woodworm … Continue reading

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A Real Showstopper

Today we have the final post from Collections Management trainee and Shine a Light team-member Sophie Towne.   My time at the Norfolk Collections Centre has been incredible. I’ve learnt all aspects of collections management and care and have become … Continue reading

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