Monthly Archive Meeting and Scanning Sessions
OUR NEXT MEETING
We next meet in the Trinity Room in Fakenham Parish Church,
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. on Monday 25th January. (Please note there is no session in December.) At this session you are very welcome to bring in your own photos - old or recent - for scanning into the community archive, browse through photo albums, search the whole archive on our laptops and join us for a friendly chat and refreshments - everyone welcome.
If you are unable to come along, you can send us your pictures via e-mail
or write to us with your memories or questions via the ‘contact us’ section of this website, or telephone 01328 863377.
LOCAL HISTORY CORNER with Fakenham Community Archive
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.
December's photo - 'FREE CINEMA SHOW FOR 400 CHILDREN!'
This photo shows some of the children who enjoyed a pre-Christmas treat at Fakenham’s Central Cinema on 16th December 1960......
Click on the image to view the complete article.
MOST RECENT DONATIONS - updated 19/11/2015
Featured left are a small selection of pictures which have been kindly donated to the community archive in recent weeks.
We are currently archiving a collection of employee news journals which were published in the 1970s by Fakenham printers Cox & Wyman. These journals are full of familiar names and faces which may provide nostalgic reading for anyone who was associated with the town’s printing heritage.
MOST RECENT WEBSITE ADDITIONS - updated 24/11/2015
Featured left are a items which have recently been added to our web pages.
MM002 & MM003. Two pictures of the POW camp number 82 at Hempton
taken in 1948. Picture courtesy of Mike Melnyk.
BL001. Fakenham Secondary Modern Footballers Picture courtesy of Barry Lane.
KG033. Fakenham Secondary Modern School Teachers Football Team - 1961,
KG036. Fakenham British Legion Darts Team, 26 March 1983
Pictures courtesy of Keith George.
A NEW WEB PAGE
If you were employed by Cox & Wyman at either Fakenham or Reading during the 1970s, you may remember receiving regular copies of the company's news journal
Archive folders launched
The launch of our newly created archive folders will allow easier access to everyone wishing to view the many hundreds of pictures collected by Fakenham Community Archive.
The library in Oak Street, Fakenham is host to the new collection which has been put together by group members, Mo Bruce and Anna Coburn.
Currently there are five folders in the library’s Local History Section, each portraying different themes:-
Fakenham Town through the Years, Fakenham Folk, Fakenham Businesses, Villages and Hempton. The pictures are copies of digital files which have been donated to the community archive by our many visitors over the years.
Evacuated to Fakenham - A 1941 Wartime Diary of schoolboy Frederick Parker.
We still have a few copies left from our final print run of this publication.
Details of the book and how to obtain a copy can be found on the books and publications page
of this website or by calling Lyn Maple on 01328 863377.
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