808, 2021

Norfolk Museums Development Foundation: Adopt an Object

Following the excellent lecture on the Viking Age by Tim Pestell in May, in lieu of any payment ALHS have donated to the Norfolk Museums Development Foundation’s ‘Adopt an Object’ project.

The gold bracelet we have adopted was originally decorated with two red garnets in tapered oval settings, one garnet has amazingly remained in place since the 13th century! The inscription translates as “I am here in place of the lady”, so the brooch was probably worn as a love token by a wealthy man. It was found by a metal detectorist in Alby with Thwaite in 2006.

If you would like to adopt one of an eclectic range of medieval objects – from a precious gold ring to a knight’s sword – each with their own fascinating story, please follow the link above.

101, 2021

New Publication – Aylsham Public Houses

The history of pubs in a north Norfolk town is explored in our newest book which was launched in November 2018.

The Aylsham Local History Society has produced ‘A New History of Aylsham Public Houses’, covering all the known and many newly discovered sites of licensing premises in the town, including alehouses, beer houses and inns. The book is a revision of the work published by Elizabeth Gale in 2001 and also looks at the important role of women in the business.

2003, 2020

Postponement of events

As you might expect, the present situation has meant that it has been decided that the meal at the Cliftonville Hotel 25th March, Barbara Miller’s talk 26th March and all of our Summer series: Museum Mardles, have been postponed for healthier times.

There are two other events planned for the Summer, an Embroidery Workshop (22nd June) and a talk about the book ‘Imperial Mud’ (16th July) which we will keep you informed if we can to go ahead with them.


2201, 2019

New Website

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new look website. We hope you like it!

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Photos from our Hindringham Hall trip…

Photos from our Ely visit…

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