North Walsham and District Community Archive

Sharing Photos, Voices and Memories of North Walsham in Norfolk


Just a little update. The current 'lock down' has enabled me to crack on with the Fred Mace book. I've had lots of input and help and I'm almost there with the final files for the printers. Obviously the print will be subject to lock down restrictions too so it may be a little while yet but I wanted everybody to know it's very definitely on it's way. Over 250 photos in a 144 page, A5 book spanning over 40 years (1940s to 1980s) and covering most of the town, professionally photographed by Fred Mace and compiled by the archive group over the last 10+ years, professional compiled and artworked by yours truly and (very soon) professionally printed and bound by Barnwell Printers all for a no-nonsense £10. [17/04/20]
The 2018 North Walsham & District Community Archive calendar is available from today, £5.00 each, at either... Swallows Coffee Shop, 24a Market Place Express Printing & Stationery, 38 Market Place or online via this website. Please support the group by buying one (or more ithe mood takes you!) as all profits go to future projects and our ongoing mission to preserve and promote North Walsham's photographic history. [19/10/17]

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North Walsham through the lens of Fred Mace book

Buy our "North Walsham through the lens of Fred Mace" book HERE.

Welcome to the website for the North Walsham & District Community Archive group. With almost a thousand 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 photographs 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.

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....

Discovering Paston by Eric Readon

Strolling in North Walsham with C. H. CRIPSEY

North Walsham - a town that looks ahead

Norwich-North Walsham Road - History of a turnpike
A history of North Walsham in street names
The Vague Memories of Gordon S. Risebrow III
North Walsham in the nineteenth century - Chapter 1 - Trades and Occupations, shops and shopping.
The Remarkable Occurrence at North Walsham: The Story and an Investigation by Ron Fiske.
How Dog Yard became Reeve's Court
When Death stalked a North Walsham Stage
A Church of the Weavers
North East Norfolk Country Churchman Centenery Magazine 1875-1975
Strawberry Hall to the primrose woods
Rev. and Mrs. E. E. Montford, Swanton Abbot Rectory
The Shops That Sold Everything
Official Guide to North Walsham 1955
Recollections of North Walsham by Donny Farrow
The Vague Memories of Gordon S. Risebrow
North Walsham Past and Present. Published 1975.
Souvenir programme from the "Sunday Half Hour Broadcast" on 4th July 1948 from St Nicholas' Church in North Walsham
A Short History of Bromholm Priory, Bacton, Norfolk. 1911