Resources in Norfolk

Picture Norfolk

Picture Norfolk is a collection of over 16,000 digital images of Norfolk past and present, housed at The Forum Library, Norwich but fully searchable on line. 

The images are mainly photographs, ranging from informal family snapshots to commercial work, but also includes images by well-known art photographers such as PH Emerson. The collection also contains images of prints, paintings and drawings dating from the 18th century to the present day; fascinating pictures of people at work and leisure; town and country life; landscapes, buildings and archaeology. This makes it a great visual resource for those researching and archiving family and local history. 

Work on Picture Norfolk is ongoing so new images are constantly added to the site. 

Norfolk Heritage Explorer

Norfolk Heritage Explorer offers a unique opportunity to access thousands of records, maps and images that describe the archaeology of Norfolk from the Palaeolithic period to the modern day. These records deal with a range of sites, finds and buildings in the county, making this an ideal resource for anyone wanting to learn more about community heritage in Norfolk. 

Village websites 

Many villages in Norfolk have their own website. They were often set up to carry local information about parish councils, schools etc but some villages have added pages on local or family history. Several contain photographs and illustrations. 

If you are looking for community archive information, it’s worth putting the name of your village into a search engine such as Google to see if there is already a site for your area.

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