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 browse our full archive on laptops, look through scrapbooks and albums, watch a slideshow or bring in your old or recent photos or cuttings to be scanned into our archive (and returned) It’s a
very sociable occasion and is held on the last Tuesday afternoon of each month in Fakenham parish church.
Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided, along with lots of interesting conversation and memories of yesterday.
All we ask is a £1 donation from visitors to help keep us going!
Out next archive meeting will take place on Tuesday 26th March 2019, when we look forward to seeing you again between 2.00 and 4.00 pm.
PLEASE NOTE A CONTINUING CHANGE OF VENUE: this session will again be held in the First Focus Building,
to the left of the Council Offices at the top of the hill behind the Library. This is due to electrical work taking place
in Fakenham Parish Church.
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 Month's photo shows some keen supporters dressed as
St Trinian's schoolgirls at a hockey match between staff and students
at Fakenham Grammar School on 9th April 1963.
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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