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.