Our final public session of 2018 will be held on Tuesday 20th November from 2.00 – 4.00 pm in Fakenham Parish Church. Please note that this is a week earlier than normal due to the Christmas Tree Festival preparations.
Entry is free, but a £1 donation is welcome.
The Community Archive now have thousands of interesting photos of times gone by, all donated by the public over many years, these include people, places and events in Fakenham and the surrounding villages.
At our monthly sessions you can see a slideshow of photos or look through our whole community archive on our laptops, in scrapbooks, documents or old photo albums. We're always looking to add new photos to the archive, so do bring along anything you think might be of interest for scanning and return. It's also a very sociable occasion, where there's the chance to chat to people over coffee, tea and biscuits and refresh your memories of times gone by.
You can also contact us via this website, ‘like’ us on Facebook.
or phone us on 01328 863377.
RECENT VISITOR CONTRIBUTIONS
updated August 2018
Featured below are a selection of pictures which have kindly been donated to the Community Archive in recent weeks.
LOCAL HISTORY CORNER
For those who may not receive a regular copy of the
local ‘Sun' newspaper there is an opportunity to view the latest article here on our website.
This November the nation will be remembering the end of the First World War, and this photo, taken in 1919, is of the soldiers who returned from active service back home to Fakenham.
Click on the picture to read more
Scrapbooks reveal life of town over 40-year period
By Lynn News Peter Bird
Scrapbooks kept by a local woman detailing the everyday lives of people in Fakenham and surrounds over a 40-year period have been put on display.
The scrapbooks were kept by Mabel Nelson, of Colkirk, who meticulously clipped and pasted hundreds of news items from local papers into 11 scrapbooks from the 1930’s to the 1970’s.
The books are now part of the Fakenham Community Archive and are available to view at our regular meetings each month.
Click on the picture to read the complete article at lynnnews
'Evacuated to Fakenham'
A 1941 Wartime Diary of Schoolboy Frederick Parker
Due to popular demand, a further print run of Frederick Parker's diary 'Evacuated to Fakenham' has been produced.
Copies are available locally from Sweets n' Things, 15 - 16 Market Place, Fakenham. Price £4.50. or by popping along to one of our archive meetings which takes place in the Trinity Room at Fakenham Parish Church on the last Tuesday of each month 2pm - 4pm. except December.
If you prefer, we can send copies by post. Just print and complete the order form opposite and send it with your remittance to the address provided on the form.
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