Celebrating the Town’s Past

The Aylsham Local History Society began in June 1984 through the enthusiasm of a group of local people with an interest in the history of this wonderful Norfolk market town. The Society arranges a diverse programme of lectures, visits and social events.

  • A series of monthly evening lectures is held during the winter months. The first three of these in 2021 cover: 19th Century industrial activity in Norfolk and its market towns, Norwich: A Black History & Iron Age Norfolk.
  • Several excursions are made to augment the lectures and to visit places of historical interest. Members are also invited to a Social Event each Spring.
  • A Journal & Newsletter is issued three times a year, summarising the lectures and excursions.
  • By courtesy of the Aylsham Town Council members can also undertake research using the Aylsham Town Archive. Help can be obtained with the guidance of a dedicated group of volunteers led by Maggie Vaughan-Lewis, Hon. Archivist. The Aylsham Archive, has a wonderful collection of printed material and photographs spanning over 200 years. The Archive is usually open each Wednesday from 10.00am – noon – but please check with the Council office first.
The annual subscription, which includes copies of the Journal & Newsletter, is currently £10.00 for individuals and £15.00 for couples.

You can join or renew online on our Contact Us page. If you prefer a print & post Membership Form please contact alhsmembershipsecretary@outlook.com

Both methods require payment as follows:

  1. Bank Transfer or standing order
  2. By cheque payable to: ‘Aylsham Local History Society‘ and sent to our Membership Secretary.

A membership card will be available once payment has been processed.


Next Lecture…

The M&GN and North Norfolk : Nigel Digby

January 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A talk by Nigel Digby, 7:00pm for 7.30pm, Friendship Hall.


Next Event…

Visit to Sutton Hoo - details and booking information to be confirmed in New Year


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