Fonds MC 3054 - Diaries of Janet Ellis of Overstrand

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MC 3054


Diaries of Janet Ellis of Overstrand


  • 2010-2021 (Creation)

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12 spiral-bound volumes in plastic covers

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(fl 2010-)

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 19 February 2014 (ACC 2013/336 numbered MC 3054/1-4); 5 February 2015 (ACC 2014/251 numbered MC 3054/5); 28 January 2015 (ACC 2015/225 numbered MC 3054/6); 21 February 2017 (ACC 2016/217 numbered MC 3054/7), 20 March 2018 (ACC 2017/213 numbered MC 3054/8), 24 July 2019 (ACC 2019/75 numbered MC 3054/9) and 26 January 2022 (ACC 2021/203 numbered MC 3054/10-12) Catalogued 21 March 2014 (FMWJ); amended 5 February 2015 (JW), 28 January 2015 (HV), 21 February 2017 (AB), 20 March 2018 (HV), July 2019 (IRP) and January 2022 (TT).

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Janet Ellis started writing her diaries in July 2010. They form a record of the lives of Janet and her husband Peter, along with their pets, in the small coastal village of of Overstrand and include photograph galleries and a selection of her recipes. Mrs Ellis saw a need for and maintains a village website and her diaries are paper copies of her blog entitiled 'Overstrand Life Janet's Diaries' <>. They also include the following local information: what's on; village clubs and societies; where to eat and stay; links to places of interest; food and retailers in the area; what to do in the immediate locality; doctors and hospitals; and transport (e.g. trains and buses).

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Janet Ellis

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