Archive seeks more volunteers to record local history

During lockdown, the Reepham Archive has been closed to the public and we wait to hear when it will be possible to reopen.

Photo of Edward Gibbs Jnr at the wheel of his Rover car while on leave during the First World War.

However, the Archive is still available to make the information it holds accessible to all and will do its best to answer any queries that are sent via the website, by email or by telephone (01603 879242).
With help from the Bircham Centre and Reepham Town Council, we now have new shelves to house our collections. This means we have space to grow, and we are always pleased to receive information and donations about Reepham people, places and events.
Meanwhile, the Norfolk Record Office has gained lottery funding to help local archives function well.
Several volunteers attended their first online meeting with community archivists Robin Sampson and Laura McCourt at the end of September. They have written guides for local archives, have digitalisation equipment to loan and will be helping the Reepham Archive over the next two years.
If you are interested in local history and local archives, do contact us and become a volunteer while we have this fantastic support.
It will be an opportunity to learn from experts and to put all we learn into practice immediately for the benefit of the local community.
Ann Middlemas
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