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Business records of Mann Egerton & Co. Ltd, car dealers, coachworkers, manufacturers and electrical engineers

  • ACC 2016/61
  • Temporary
  • c 1899-1991

Includes Mann Egerton (ME) board minutes, 1905-1946, 1968-1973, AGM minutes, 1914-1970, GNC Mann & Co. minutes, 1905-07, memorandum of association and early partnership agreements, cash book and ledgers, 1905-06 and nd, trading and profit/loss accounts, 1910-1956, directors' salary registers, 1917-1938, minutes, letter book and ledgers of subsidiary companies, Botwoods, and Johnson, 1905-1913 and nd, licence registration record and refund books, 1940-1950s, aircraft delivery records, 1919, aircraft employees' weekly wages records, 1914, album of aircraft types manufactured by ME, c1919, in-house company magazines, The News Bulletin, 1930-1939, The Link, 1958-1966, 1970-1980, and the Newsman, 1987-1991, catalogues, advertising and other printed matter from ME, subsidiary companies and car manufacturers (Austin, etc.), nd, 1920-1960s, files of photographs, arranged by subject matter (cars of various types, board directors, other staff, furniture, garages and company premises, social events, etc.) and guard books of press cuttings, 1932-1973.

Box 1 - Files of breakdown truck conversions 1940s-1950s; subsidiary company's printed brochures and letter-headings.
Box 2 - Photo album of Mann Egerton designed WW1 aircraft; files of photographs of Bentley cars 1930s-1940s.
Box 3 - Early partnership deed 1902, agreements to 1920s-1966 and memorandum of association 1905; cash book 1904-1905.
Box 4 - 75th anniversary correspondence and memoranda, with company handbooks 1973.
Box 5 - File of photographs of ME built WW1 aircraft c 1919.
Box 6 - Misc. photos and catalogues of ME-built ambulances and other vehicles 1920s-1930s; files of articles re ME WW1 aircraft production.
Box 7 -File of photos and catalogues of ME-built wooden furniture for schools and institutions 1920s-1980.
Box 8 - Correspondence, memoranda and bulletins re ME company history.
Box 9 - File of press cuttings, memoranda and correspondence re 90th anniversary in 1989 and after 1980-2009.
Box 10 - ME Board minutes 1938-1940, 1968-1973 (access restricted until 1 Jan 2024.); GNC Mann & Co private ledger 1905-1907.
Box 11 - ME letter book 1903-1906; Botwoods ledger 1910-1913; survey of ME premises in Norwich, Ipswich, London and elsewhere, with plans and photographs of premises pasted in, 1948.
Box 12 - Photographs of ME directors, social events and exhibitions, 1975-1978; file of printed ME letter-heads and forms.
Box 13 - Photo albums of ME coachwork 1930s; and of the 75th anniversary 1973.
Box 14 - ME profit/loss accounts 1903 and trading accounts 1910-1956; publicity brochures, handbills and letter-heads.
Box 15 - Directors private salaries ledger 1917-1938; Board of directors' minutes 1942-1946.
Box 16 - Photos of ME sold cars (other than Rolls Royce and Bentley) c 1900-1930s; photos of early ME partners and of motor show trade stands c 1920s-1930s.
Box 17 - Austin car catalogues 1934-1955; file of photos of ME premises 1907-1930s; files of photos of Botwoods premises and products including a catalogue of non-motorised carriages nd [late 19th C].
Box 18 - Guardbook of press cuttings 1963-1973; mounted, large-format photos of a motor exhibition nd [mid-late 20th C].
Box 19 - Glass negative slides c 1910s of ME sold cars, early customers and their cars; in-house journal, 'ME News Bulletin' (unbound copies) 1930-1939.
Box 20 - Board of directors' minutes 1926-1930; licence and registration record book 1938-1940; licence refund register 1939-1961.
Box 21 - Aircraft delivery records 1919-1920; album of photos of ME aircraft types.
Box 22 - Licence and registration record books, 1950s-1950s; aircraft employees salaries accounts 1914-1927; bound copies of company in-house journals, 'ME News Bulletin' 1930-1939 and of 'The Link' 1958-1966.
Box 23 - Glass slide photos of early cars and showrooms c 1900; AGM minutes 1914-1970 with index to the minutes 1913-1919; car cost book 1922.
Box 24 - Board of directors' minutes 1905-1923.
Box 25 - Board of directors' minutes 1930-1938, 1940-1942.
Box 26 - Guardbook of press cuttings 1932-1962.
Box 27 - Large-format photos nd [mid-late 20th C]; in-house magazine, 'Newsman' 1987-1991.
Box 28 - 'The Link' in-house journal 1970-1980; miscellaneous photos.
Box 29 - File of large-format photos, subjects A-M (cars, showrooms, early employees).
Box 30 - File of large-format photos, subjects N-Z (cars, showrooms, early employees).
Box 31 - Album of photos of ME designed breakdown trucks/ambulances conversions 1940s-1950s.
Box 32 - Printed catalogues, engineering and garage services.
Box 33 - Photos of ME coachwork on Rolls Royce cars c 1907-1920.
Box 34 - Printed catalogues and dealers agreements 1920s-1940s.
Box 35 - Subsidiary companies ; Botwoods Ltd AGM minutes 1911-1972 and ledger 1916-1920; WH Johnson & Son Ltd minutes 1919-1972.
Box 36 - Photos of ME board directors and Head Office staff, captioned but undated [c 1966-1980s] and of presentations to staff, exhibitions and social events 1979-1985.

Mann Egerton & Co. Ltd; 1905-; car dealers, coachworkers, manufacturers and electrical engineers; Norwich, Norfolk

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  1. Reedham Primitive Methodist
  2. Reepham Wesleyan Methodist, including copy memorial inscriptions
  3. Reepham Primitive Methodist
  4. Reepham Wesleyan Reformed Methodist (ex Baptist)
  5. Reepham Salvation Army
  6. Repps with Bastwick Primitive Methodist
  7. Ringland Baptist. Demolished. Including photograph of manse.
  8. Ringland Wesleyan Methodist
  9. Ringstead Primitive Methodist
  10. Rockland St Mary Primitive Methodist. Demolished.
    11-12. Rockland St Peter Primitive Methodist
  11. Rollesby Primitive Methodist
  12. Rougham Primitive Methodist
  13. Roughton Primitive Methodist
  14. Runcton Holme Primitive Methodist No photographs.
  15. Runhall Primitive Methodist
  16. Runham Primitive Methodist
  17. East Runton Primitive Methodist
  18. East Ruston Methodist
  19. Great Ryburgh Wesleyan Methodist
  20. Great Ryburgh Primitive Methodist

Repps with Bastwick Primitive Methodist Church; ?-?; Christian denomination; Repps with Bastwick, Norfolk

Photographs of Freethorpe and digital copy of the memoirs of Elsie Madge Brown

  • ACC 2021/152
  • Temporary
  • c 1900-2021

The original Post Office featured in this photograph was
situated on the corner of The Common and Old Chapel Road,
Freethorpe.
The photograph was taken around the turn of the century. The man in the trilby is Charles James Brock the postmaster at the time, who was also a tailor.
The man on the left is Charles' son Alfred Robert, born 1st March 1877 and died of his wounds on the last day of WW1, 10th November 1918.
The girl on the left is lsabel (b. 7 June 1885), who took over the Post Office from her father.
ln 1942, Elsie Browne, Charles' granddaughter, took it over as part of her war work and brought it to 91 The Green. She ran it for 35 years. ln 1977, Freda Pipes, her daughter ran it for the following 20 years.
The Post Office then moved to 87 The Green where it was run by Richard Church and subsequently his daughter Joanna until 2017 when it was closed permanently.

Freethorpe School forms 4, 5, and 6, c. 1925, names on reverse.

Digital copy of Elsie Madge Brown (nee Brock)'s memoirs, written in the 1990s, copy made by NRO.

Norfolk Record Office; 1963-; archive service, Norfolk

Photographs of nurses, staff and patients at Buckenham Tofts auxiliary hospital Red Cross Hospital, Tower House, Downham

Include photographs of: patients and nurses playing golf and bat and ball; patients (military personnel) in car A6459 and in pony and trap; line of nine girls (apparently fund-raising) wearing red crosses and carrying flags and collecting boxes; postcard view of extension to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital; 'les doyens de la pouponniere de Rochefontaine' [five infants around table in garden, enjoying soup]. Photographic subnumbered 66 includes Lady Alicia Rockley [nee Amherst] with her children, Robert, Margaret and possibly, Maud (her youngest daughter).

Pat Everson Collection relating to Seething and Mundham

  • ACC 2021/136
  • Temporary
  • c 1900-c 2021

Relates to Seething and Mundham, and to the 2nd Air Division USAAF airmen stationed at Seething during the Second World War. Initial deposit relates to Seething and Mundham including photographs (both originals and copies) of the village and people who lived there, copies of documents and local history notes.

This is the first instalment of records; more to be transferred.

Pat Everson; c 1934-; historian and collector; Seething, Norfolk

Richard N. Flowers Photographic Stills Archive

  • ACC 2021/103
  • Temporary
  • 1960s-2009

38 boxes, 2 large envelopes and 1 roll, containing strips of 35mm film negatives, contact prints, standard and oversize prints, and both strips and slides of diapositive or colour reversal film, with associated finding aids in the form of log-books, diaries and register of shots taken and printed for particular commissions.

Richard N. Flowers; c 1938-; environmental photographer; Blofield, Norfolk

Photograph album, 1977 and nd but c 1930s-1950s (contents of file of plastic wallets)

Not all indentified:

1 Cookery - from l to r: Mrs Westgate (teacher), Mary Cole, Ros Hobrough, Annette Bailey and Elspeth Bailey.
2 Cookery - from l to r: Jane Bindley, Elspeth Bailey, Ros Hobrough, Mrs Westgate, Mary Cole, Helen Hutson, Margaret Brigham and Susan Lincoln.
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4 3 photos. Top is of a class, Miss Whistler (teacher), c 1950; Middle is of a staff group with front row from r to l Miss Bell and Miss Whistler, c 1950. Bottom is an external view [?of the school].
5 photo of the school playground, Erica George third from left, nd [? 1960s].
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8 5 pupils from l to r: Jacqueline Waters, Hilary Spenceley, Rita Beresford, Alice Brand and Jane Viney.
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20 ? whole school, 1977
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Papers relating to Blo Norton Hall and the Duleep Singh family

Inc. cutting 1906 re sale of Old Buckenham Hall, offprint of Prince Frederick Duleep Singh's paper on Blo Norton Hall in 'Norfolk Archaeology' XVIII (1914), 211-260, photos of the house interior and garden ornaments, nd [? 1911]-1923, signed photo of the Prince, 1915, engraving of his arms given to Partridge in 1920, obituary notices of Prince Frederick, Princess Irene and Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, letters from Princess Sophia, 1926, 1933, Pierre Canot, in Algeria, 1926, John W. Goldson of Blo Norton Hall, 1952, Herbert Hudson, Cyril Crowe and other members and former members of staff at Blo Norton, 1926-1952, and Eva Crowe, 1950-1952, one of the latter describing an angelic vision seen by her as a child.

Frederick Duleep Singh; 1868-1926; prince of Lahore; Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Old Buckenham and Blo Norton, Norfolk

Research notes

Includes some research notes relating to the work of Angus Fraser. Also photographs and slides of the George Borrow Society visit to San Tiago in 1996.

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