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 and a course of weekly lectures has been arranged for the summer of 2020 on the theme of Museum Mardles. This includes both trips to Norfolk museums and individual lectures from museum speakers.
  • 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 with the guidance of the Town Archivist. Please Note: The Town Archive is currently closed for the duration of the Coronavirus outbreak.
The annual subscription, which includes copies of the Journal & Newsletter, is currently £10 for individuals and £15 for couples.


Next Lecture…

A General History of Cromer: Postponed

June 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ALHS Summer 2020 Afternoon Series - Museum Mardles A talk on 'A General History of Cromer' by Alistair Murphy, Curator of Cromer Museum, 2pm


Next Event…

Book Launch – Imperial Mud by James Boyce

July 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Early notification of an introduction to a new book entitled Imperial Mud The fight for the Fens by James Boyce - which tells the story of the fens from the point of view of the native inhabitants for the first time. The book is published on 2nd July and the author will be with us on 16th [...]


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