Local Societies and Organisations

Many local clubs and societies have meetings, run lecture series, go on trips and carry out small-scale investigations. Get in touch with individual organisations to find out how you can get involved.

 

Lists of local societies can be found on the website of the Federation of Norfolk Historical and Archaeological Organisations. The annual Norfolk History Fair held on the second May bank holiday at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse (see the museums section) is attended by many local organisations.

 

Federation of Norfolk Historical and Archaeological Organisations

No postal address at present

No telephone contact at present

No email contact at present

www.poppyland.co.uk/federation

 

The Federation exists to help co-ordinate activities between societies and to enable the sharing of information. One of the principal activities of the Federation is the publication of a six monthly diary of talks, events and other related information about what is going on in the county of Norfolk. The diary now contains listings of most of the Society talks for the coming year.

 

An alphabetical list of local societies and organisations:

 

Aylsham Local History Society

roger@polhills.co.uk

http://www.aylsham-history.co.uk

 

Bessingham Society

Peter Wrighton

01263 577646

peter.wrighton@virgin.net

 

Belton and District Historical Society

Mr K Lindsay, 34, Orwell Crescent, Belton, Great Yarmouth,

01493 782043

kim.saul.502@btinternet.com

http://www.beltonhistory.co.uk

 

Binham Local History Group

Pennie Alford

atblhg@btinternet.com

http://www.binhampriory.org/BLHG.html

 

Blakeney Area Historical Society

Mr J Peake, Crow's Nest, Back Lane, Blakeney, NR25 7NP

01263 740388

info@history-blakeney-area.org.uk

www.history-blakeney-area.org.uk

 

Blofield and District Conservation Group

Mrs BJ Ogden, School House, Long lane, Strumpshaw, Norwich, Norfolfolk, NR13 4HY

01603 714629

a.mckie57@btinternet.com
http://www.badcog.co.uk/Pages

 

Bowthorpe Heritage Group

Mr T Llewellyn, Sorrel House, 65 Humbleyard, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 9BT

No phone contact at present

No website at present

 

Brooke Society

R Teague, 6 Hunstead Road, Brooke, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1JP

01508 558499

No email contact at present

No website at present

 

Bunwell Heritage Group

info@bunwellhistory.co.uk

http://www.bunwellhistory.co.uk

 

Cawston Historical Society

Des Cook, 19 Stocks Loke, Cawston, Norwich, NR10 4BS.

01603 872111

descook19c@hotmail.co.uk
www.cawstonparish.info/chs.htm
 

Council for British Archaeology East Anglia

Michael De Bootman Heritage Marketing, Hill Farm, Unit F, Castle Acre Road, Great Dunham, KING'S LYNN, Norfolk, PE32 2LP

01760 755645

http://www.archaeologyuk.org/cbae/

 

Cringleford Historical Society

Mr P Chadwick, 8, Stratford Crescent, Cringleford, Norwich, NR4 7SF

01603 451655

michael@cringleford.com

www.historicalsociety.cringleford.com

 

Cromer Preservation Society

Mrs Iris Reeder, Fieldfare, Starling Rise, Sidestrand, Norfolk, NR27 0NJ

01263 578224

secretary@cromerpreservationsociety.co.uk

http://www.cromerpreservationsociety.co.uk/

 

Denver, Ryston, Roxham and Fordham Village Trust

Mr Jim Sharpe, Bates Wood, Whin Common Road, Denver, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 0DX

01366 383374

No email contact at present

No website at present

 

Dereham Antiquarian Society

Mrs S Jones, 40, Hale Road, Bradenham, Thetford, IP25 7RA

01362 820580

Peterbrad@tiscali.co.uk

 

Dereham Society

Mrs Marjorie Harvey, 25 Carlton Close, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1BS

01362 692187

marjorie.harvey@virgin.net

No website at present

 

Diss Antiquarian Society

Brian Williams

01379 668045

No email contact at present

No website at present

  

Eaton Village Residents Association

Gerard Cooke, 5 Ellcar Rise, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6HR

Gerard.cooke@tiscali.co.uk

www.eatonvillage.co.uk

 

Fakenham Local History Society

Mr Alan Tickle, 21 North Park, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9RG

01328 863307

No email contact at present

http://www.fakenhamlocalhistorysociety.co.uk/

 

Fakenham Society

Mrs Helen Shaw, 3 Church Green, Colkirk, Fakenham, NR21 7PB

secretary@fakenhamsociety.org.uk

www.fakenhamsociety.org.uk

 

Feltwell Historical and Archaeological Society

Mr Ken Stowell, 12 Newcombe Drive, Feltwell, Norfolk, IP26 4AH

01842 828396

No email contact at present

http://www.feltwell.net/

 

Fenland Family History Society

Mrs Anita Brown, Sunset Lodge, Parson Drove, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 4HA

No phone contact at present

queries@fenlandfhs.org.uk

www.fenlandfhs.org.uk

 

Friends of Norfolk and Norwich Heritage

Mrs D Mochnaty, Fruit Farm, Foxhole, Saxlingham Thorpe, NR15 1UG

01508 499240

No email contact at present

No website at present

 

Great Yarmouth and District Archaeological Society

Margaret Gooch, 77 High Road, Gorleston, Norfolk, NR31 0PB.

01493 661270

duodiscus2@aol.com

www.redmays.co.uk/gydas

 

Harleston and District Historical Society

Carol Lucus

01379 853538

No email at present

No website at present

 

Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART)

PO Box 3130, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1XR

01603 305575

info@heritagecity.org

www.heritagecity.org

 

High Kelling Society

Mr GA Knights, 5 Avenue Road, High Kelling, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6RD

01263 712268

No website at present

 

Historical Association, Norfolk & Norwich Branch

Mrs R Bryce, Romaine, Sisland, Norwich, NR14 6EF

01508 520393

rowena.burgess@uea.ac.uk

www.history.org.uk

 

Historical Society Cringleford

PH Hollingham, 3 Keswick Close, Cringleford, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6UW

01603 452948

No email contact at present

No website at present

 

Holt Society

Ros Fairhead, 10 Holt Road, Langham, Norfolk NR25 7BX
01328 830393

info@theholtsociety.org

http://www.theholtsociety.org/

 

King Street Research Group

Mr Nick Williams

01603 300371

Use contact form on website

http://www.norwichkingstreet.org.uk/

 

Litcham Historical and Amenity Society, Litcham Village Museum

Mr David Sheppard

daveoldschool2009@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.litcham.org/Litcham/Museum.html

 

Loddon Local History Group and Loddon Area Local Archive (LALA)

No address at present

No phone contact at present

loddon.history@hotmail.co.uk

www.loddonhistory.org.uk

 

Long Stratton Research Group

RW Maidstone, 81 Manor Road, Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2XS

01508 531287

robert@linaria.fsnet.co.uk

No website at present

 

Marshland Society Terrington St Clement

Mr JB Howling, Northgate Lodge, 21 Northgate Way, Terrington St Clement, King’s lynn, Norfolk, PE34 4LG

01553 828428

jbh@interads.co.uk

No website at present

 

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society

Miss S Vickerage, 104 Norwich Rd, Dereham, Norfolk

No phone contact at present

sue.vickerage@ic24.net

www.tsites.co.uk/sites/mnfhs

 

Mulbarton Heritage Group

Mrs Jill Wright, 22 Birchfield Gardens, Mulbarton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8BT

01508 570532

danjwright@hotmail.com

http://www.mulbarton.info/heritagegroup.htm

 

Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group

Mr J Knight, 50, Cotman Road, Norwich, , NR1 4AH

01603 435470

nahrg@tiscali.co.uk

 

Norfolk Archaeological Trust

Maureen Kimbley, 2 Great Yard, The Street, Saxthorpe, Norwich, NR11 7AH.

01263 587705

norfolk.archaeological@gmail.com

http://www.norfarchtrust.org.uk/


Norfolk Family History Society

Kirby Hall, 70, St. Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LS

01603 763718

secretary@nfhs.co.uk

www.norfolkfhs.org.uk

 

Norfolk Historic Environment Service

Union House, Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk NR20 4DR

01362 869282

heritage@norfolk.gov.uk

www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk

 

Norfolk Gardens Society

A. Stimpson, The Beeches, Burghext-Aylsham, Norwich, NR11 6PT

01603 279 471

secretary@norfolkgt.org.uk

www.norfolkgt.org.uk/index.html

 

Norfolk Heraldry Society

Mrs P Sims, 26c, Shotesham Road, Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7LG

01508 493832

enquiries@norfolkheraldry.org.uk

http://www.norfolkheraldry.org.uk/

 

Norfolk Historic Buildings Group

Ian Hinton, The Old Rectory, Barnby, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7QN
ian.hinton222@btinternet.com

www.nhbg.org.uk

 

Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society

c/o Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich

No phone contact at present

info@norfolkia.org.uk

www.norfolkia.org.uk/index.html

 

Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society

Alice Cattermole, Norfolk Historic Environment Service, Union House, Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR 

secretary@nnas.info

www.nnas.info

 

Norfolk Record Society

Dr A Metters, 29, Cintra Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1AE

01603 436036

nrs@norfolkrecordsociety.org.uk

www.norfolkrecordsociety.org.uk

 

Norwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society

info@norwichdfas.co.uk

www.norwichdfas.co.uk

 

Palgrave Society

Mr D Palgrave, Crossfield House, Dale Road, Stanton, IP31 2DY

01359 51050

palgrave@one-name.org

www.ffhs.org.uk/members/palgrave.htm

 

Plantation Garden Preservation Trust

Susan Bell, 197 College Road, Norwich, NR2 3JD

07504595810

secretary@plantationgarden.co.uk

www.plantationgarden.co.uk

 

Pulham Market Society

Mrs J Thorp, 1 Melrose Cottage, Bank Street, Pulham Market, IP21 4TG

01379 608707

jan@alanthorp.orangehome.co.uk

www.pulham-market.co.uk

 

Parson Woodford Society

Martin Brayne

editor@parsonwoodforde.org

www.parsonwoodforde.org.uk

 

RAF Bircham Newton Memorial Project

contact@rafbnmp.org.uk

www.rafbnmp.org.uk

 

Reepham Society

contact@reepham.org.uk

www.reepham.org.uk

 

Rudham History Society

Mrs A Sutcliffe, Mulberry Coach House, The Green, East Rudham, PE31 8RD

01485 528463

amsutcliffe@btinternet.com

No website at present

 

The Norwich Society

Ms Victoria Manthorpe, The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RQ

01603 765606

norwichsoc@btconnect.com

www.thenorwichsociety.co.uk

 

Old Catton Society

Judy Leggett, 30 Garrick Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 7AL

01603 429986

j-leggett@old-catton.fsnet.co.uk

www.oldcatton.com

 

Sheringham and District Preservation Society

The Fishermen's Heritage Centre, West Cliff, Sheringham, NR26 8JT

secretary@sheringham-preservation.org.uk

www.sheringham-preservation.org.uk

 

Sprowston Heritage

Mr Charles Harrold, 197 North Walsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 7QN

01603 408277

charles.harrold1@btinternet.com

http://www.sprowstonheritage.org.uk/

 

The Thetford Society

Mr SNH Wright

01842 754166

thetford.society@tiscali.co.uk

http://www.thetfordsociety.org.uk/

 

Walsingham and District History Society

Anne Milton

01328 851790

http://www.jchristmas.fsnet.co.uk/History%20society.htm

 

Watton Society

Mr John Kerr

01953 882613

johnkerr36@yahoo.com

http://wattonsociety.co.uk

 

Weeting History Group

Use web contact form

http://www.weeting-history.org.uk

 

Wells Local History Group

Mr K Leesmith, 31, Dogger Lane, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1BE

01328 710261

keith@leesmith.co.uk

http://www.wellsnextthesea.info/Wellsinformation/History.html

 

Wesley Historical Society East Anglia District

Mrs Ursula Franklin,15 Meadow Way, Hellesdon, Norwich, NR6 5NW
Tel 01603 423535
eastanglia@wesleyhistoricalsociety.org.uk

http://www.wesleyhistoricalsociety.org.uk/societies.html

 

West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeological Society

Dr Clive Bond, WNLAS, 2 Pine Road, South Wootton, King's Lynn, PE30 3JP

01553 671239

clivejbond@aol.com

www.wnklas.greyhawk.org.uk

 

Wymondham Heritage Society

Geoff Head, Wymondham Heritage Museum, 10 The Bridewell, Norwich Road, Norfolk, NR18 0NS
01953 602457

No email contact at present

http://www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk/?p=wymondham.heritage.society

 

Yare Valley Society

Mrs Elaine Tucker

No phone contact at present

yvs@talktalk.net

http://www.yarevalleysociety.org/

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