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Tales from the River 7th July

July 7, 2021

The first training session provided by Norfolk Record Office.

Wednesday 7 July, 1230-1630

Santon Downham Community Centre, Marks Lane, IP27 0TW

Doing research and discovering the archives at Norfolk Record Office

The trainer will explain how to access the archives and do your own research and will illustrate this with examples of relevant documents/maps/material from the collection.

We will follow the training with a discussion on how volunteers can take the project forward and how we can organise doing some research and gather materials and stories on swimming and other river recreation.

No previous experience is needed. This is an opportunity to develop research skills and to put them into practice to delve into the rich history and wealth of memories of watery outdoor activities in the Brecks area.

If you already have some experience in doing research or oral history then come and explore this fascinating area of history.

Come and be part of a team of volunteers to discover and gather some interesting stories and material.

Training will be conducted in line with Covid 19 safety procedures, and the spacious venue allows appropriate spacing and other measures.

Volunteers can work flexibly, giving as much or as little time as they can spare to do research and material gathering. Some of this can be done from home, using books or online resources.

Volunteers can claim travel and essential expenses and there will be support from the project including hold further discussions and training sessions if needed.

We will need some help in finding people who have any stories, memories, folklore, old maps, photos, or films about outdoor swimming and other watery recreation in the Brecks, and would be willing to be interviewed about these or to tell us about them.

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