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An Audience With The North Walsham & District Community Archive. 25th February 2017. This special event will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 25th February 2017 between 2.00pm and 5.00pm at the Atrium Theatre, North Walsham, Spenser Avenue, NR28 9HZ. From 2.00pm to 2.30pm there will be tea, coffee and biscuits available in the foyer where we will also have scanning facilities in case anybody has any specific images they would like included in the show. Also Barry Holden's extensive "Then & Now" collection of photographs will be available to browse. We then move into the theatre for a 2.30pm start. Entry is free to ticket holders. 160 tickets will be available from Saturday February 11th on a “first come, first serve” basis by calling in to Express Printing & Stationery in the Market Place, North Walsham in person. Tickets cannot be reserved via phone. [08/02/17]
Our very popular photograph exhibition will be returning to The Atrium on Spenser Avenue this year for 3 days - Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th of August. 10am - 4pm each day and free admission. Brian Hedge will also be running one of his entertaining and informative audio visual presentation in the Atrium Theatre on the Friday night from 7pm. Tickets £5 each available from the Showcase Gallery in North Walsham town centre. [11/07/16]

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Welcome to the website for the North Walsham & District Community Archive group. With almost 700 pictures and supporting information this website charts the history of the Norfolk market town of North Walsham from the 18th century to the end of the 20th century. Learn about people and the places which played a major role in many people's lives and in the development of the town. All photos included within this website have been carefully selected and, where possible, supporting information has been included too. We're sure you'll find it fun reaching into the past with our collection of historical images.

North Walsham Market Street 1910 

Have a look at our
Photograph and Picture Library

We need your photos!!
We are always on the look out for more suitable photographs from the history of North Walsham and the surrounding area for inclusion in the archive, we'd love to hear from you if you. That old photograph hidden away under the bed of a local hotel, house or other property, maybe it's an old school photo or workplace photo or just a photo of a place like a road or park in the area or even a facility like the train station. Many of these places have now vanished or look significantly different now to how they looked 50 years ago and will probably be of interest to others. Please contact us if you think you can help.

Further details about the Group can be obtained from the North Walsham Library or email us using our online contact form.

Recent additions to the archive website....

World War II letter from North Walsham 1940
Norfolk Fair - February 1975
Norfolk Fair - September 1974
Norfolk Fair - September 1971
Norfolk Fair - July 1976
North Walsham Workhouse