Based in Fakenham Norfolk, Fakenham Community Archive are an enthusiastic group of volunteers dedicated to building a digital photographic archive of pictures and memories from Fakenham and the nearby villages. This website features just a small selection of the thousands of interesting pictures which have been donated since the Archive was founded in 2002.
During our monthly sessions you can browse the whole archive on laptops, look through fascinating scrapbooks and albums, watch a slideshow and bring in any of your own, old or recent photos and cuttings, to be scanned into our archive (that are immediately returned to you).
These are always very friendly, sociable occasions and are held on the last Tuesday of each month from 2.00 to 4.00 in Fakenham Parish church. Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided while you can join in with interesting conversations, sharing memories and reminiscing.
Fakenham Community Archive is a member of the ‘Fakenham Heritage Group’ which also includes Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History and Fakenham Local History Society. All three groups work closely together with the common aim of researching into, recording and preserving the history and heritage of Fakenham and district. As well as creating and maintaining the Archive, organising interesting talks, visiting local organisations and care homes, the Archive has also worked closely with the rest of the Heritage Group and Fakenham Town Council to help create a fascinating Heritage Trail. This consists of a walk around 32 historic town centre locations, each marked by a plaque that provides access to digital information about each site, much of which has been provided by the public’s visits to the Archive.
Photographs that appear on this website are the personal memories of people from the Fakenham area who have kindly given their written consent for us to archive and publish their memories. We acknowledge that some items may contravene copyright or public privacy laws, therefore anyone objecting to items found within these pages should contact us so that we may consider removing them.
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