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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,
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.
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].
8 5 pupils from l to r: Jacqueline Waters, Hilary Spenceley, Rita Beresford, Alice Brand and Jane Viney.
20 ? whole school, 1977

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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