We have now amassed thousands of interesting photos, all donated by the public.
The photos feature people, places and events over many years in Fakenham and the surrounding villages. You can see a good selection of them on this website or come along to one of our public archive sessions to look at the complete archive on our laptops.
Our next session will be held on Tuesday 31st July from 2.00 – 4.00 pm in Fakenham Parish Church. The slideshow presentation will start by showing recently donated photos, followed by a slideshow on an interesting theme and then photos by request.
You can also bring along old or recent digital photos of your own to be scanned into the archive. Do come and join us, where you can also browse through our photo albums, scrapbooks and documents or search the whole archive on our laptop computers. Tea, biscuits and conversation are provided.
A Forthcoming Local Event
Fakenham Community Archive
will be celebrating
at Fakenham Library
on Friday 27th July from 2.00 -7.00 pm
A very special collection of old scrapbooks will be on display,
compiled from the late 1930s to the early 1970s
by Mabel Nelson who lived all her life in Colkirk.
Her hobby of collecting newspaper cuttings
resulted in these eleven unique scrapbooks.
Members of Fakenham Community Archive
will be available to chat and show you the collection.
Come and browse at your leisure
RECENT VISITOR CONTRIBUTIONS
updated July 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.
Can anyone help us identify more of the people in this mystery photo?
Click on the picture to read more
'Evacuated to Fakenham'
A 1941 Wartime Diary of Schoolboy Frederick Parker
£3.50 plus £1.00 postage
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 £3.50. or by popping along to one of our archive meetings which takes place in the Trinity Room at Fakenham Parish Church on the last Monday of each month 2pm - 4pm.
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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