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By Wayne Kett How do you add and subtract numbers? Hopefully if you were paying attention at school your answer will be ‘in my head’. However for many of us I suspect the truth is we reach for our smart … Continue reading

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A blazing blog post

What would you do if you discovered fire? Dial 999 and wait for the fire brigade to come and save the day? Things haven’t always been like that, and these fire buckets help to tell the story of how firefighting … Continue reading

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Around the World in 5 Jigsaw Puzzles

By Wayne Kett One of our current documentation projects is to complete an audit of our amazing toy collections at Strangers’ Hall. This in essence means I am literally being paid to play with toys, which I think is something … Continue reading

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An ‘Ace’ Find

By Laura Reeves Strangers’ Hall is home to our Toy Collection, a fascinating and sometimes nostalgic mix of books, games, puzzles and toys. There are some absolute gems in amongst these stores, and today I want to share with you … Continue reading

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All Collections Great and Small

September 2017 By Wayne Kett Visitors to Norfolk Collections Centre are able to see some very large and cumbersome objects; a giant wooden mustard stamper used by Colmans, our two Snap Dragons, industrial machinery used by Rowntree Makintosh and even a … Continue reading

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The West Runton Mammoth

May 2017  We are very excited to announce the launch of a series of guided tours of the world famous ‘West Runton Mammoth’ with Dr David Waterhouse (Senior Curator of Natural History). Initially these will be held on two dates … Continue reading

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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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