Wool in Norfolk-Roger Arguile-May 2024

Wool in Norfolk-Roger Arguile-May 2024

Roger Arguile probed the complexities of wool manufacture hereabouts and thinks he has found out about some of it.England’s prosperity in the centuries after the Norman Conquest was made from wool and later from cloth. But everywhere in the country was different and the story of wool and cloth manufacture in Norfolk is both hard…

The Loss of The Heathfield

The Loss of The Heathfield

In her latest report for the website, Sue’s research describes the loss of another large ship wrecked off the coast off Sheringham, an account both of the tragic loss of many lives and the courage of the few crew members who survived. Sue also reveals an odd coincidence linked to the Captain of one of her other researched ships, the SS Commodore, also lost off Sheringham.

Sheringham Park Buildings Part 3-Marcus Lawton

Sheringham Park Buildings Part 3-Marcus Lawton

This is the third article in a series of three in which Marcus explores buildings in Sheringham Park that are off-limits to visitors. The article was originally written for the Sheringham Park/Felbrigg/West Runton and Beston Regis Heath National Trust Newsletter. Thus the references to “volunteers”.

Aylsham Roman Project (ARP): An Update-Sheila Denny-April 2024

Aylsham Roman Project (ARP): An Update-Sheila Denny-April 2024

Sheila told us about the site, at Woodgate Nursery in Aylsham that has a history that is only gradually being discovering. The first dig was in 2016 and Sheila’s presentation goes through what has uncovered and what has been happening over the period since then. The dig is undertaken by a community archaeology group for…

But for a simple twist of fate…..Phil Hawes-February 2024

But for a simple twist of fate…..Phil Hawes-February 2024

Phil Hawes told the story of Tom Bourdillon, Gresham School’s “nearly man”. Phil described how, just days before Hillary and Tensing reached the summit of Mt. Everest in 1953, Bourdillon and his companion Charles Evans reached the South Summit of the peak, just 100 M from their goal. They have gone down in mountaineering history…

Shackleton-Further Thoughts-Phil Hawes

Shackleton-Further Thoughts-Phil Hawes

New member, Phil Hawes, posts below a few comments amplifying the elements of Shackleton’s character that Tim Groves only had time to touch on in his 6th March talk to us at the Museum.