LOCAL HISTORY CORNER
With Fakenham Community Archive
and Fakenham and District Sun
Due to the nationwide COVID-19 shutdown
Fakenham and District Sun has taken the difficult decision not to circulate their April edition.
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.
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'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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