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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