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 with afternoon lectures during the summmer months.
  • 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 to members, summarising the lectures and excursions. Past volumes are available on our Archives pages, along with a full index and search facility for researchers.
  • 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, now available online at https://aylshamtownarchive.org. 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 £15.00 for individuals and £23.00 for couples.

Next Lecture…

The Roll of Honour of Norfolk Women : Daryl Long

October 24, 2024 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

A talk by Daryl Long at 7:30pm, Friendship Hall.

Next Event…

SORRY FULLY BOOKED! Theatre Royal Tour & Guided Tour of Town (& Lunch available) 9:00am           Leave Aylsham by coach 11:00am          Theatre Royal  Guided Tour (1 1/2 hrs) - National Trust members receive a £5 discount 1:00pm           Lunch at the Beer Cafe 3:00pm           Guided Tour of Town 5:00pm           Coach home Individual elements may be booked separately [...]

Photos from ALHS Thetford visit, 2023…

Photos from Julian Barnwell’s HMS Gloucester talk 2023…

Photos from Wymondham Abbey 2022…

Photos from our Warham Camp trip 2022…