Fonds AUD 19 - Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service: Great Yarmouth Museums

Life as a fisherman Winterton-on-Sea: Fishing Mr Bennet: Harwich fisherman Maggie Smith: domestic life Eva Fitter: home life Lucy Jane Gardener: life in Cromer Harwich shrimping Joseph Thomas Herd: Tollesbury fisherman Tollesbury fishing trade Lowestoft fishing trade Growing up in Lowestoft Aldeburgh fisherman Childhood in Aldeburgh Fishing family Domestic life, Lowestoft
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AUD 19


Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service: Great Yarmouth Museums


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100 reels of quarter inch audio tape; 71 audio CDs, 21 WAV files (3.60 GB)

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Comprises museums, collections study centres and countywide services relating to archaeology and education.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 19 Oct 2006 (SAC 2006/12, catalogued as AUD 19/1/1-100 between 2018 and 2021). Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth deposited on a temporary basis, their minidisc oral history collection on ?? (TD 2018/29) for the purpose of preservation copying and cataloguing (as AUD 19/2, uploaded Dec 2021). Though the minidiscs have been returned to Great Yarmouth, they have been catalogued as if they are still at the NRO. The preservation copying of TD 2018/29 replaces all previous efforts to do the same, namely: TD 2006/15 becoming SAC 2007/28 (GY MDs 1-23, 42, 44, 102, 104-109, 115-119, 122-126, 129-140); TD 2007/28 becoming SAC 2008/18 (GY MDs 142-162); TD 2008/31 becoming SAC 2009/3 on DSD5 (GY MD 163-172); TD 2009/23 becoming SAC 2009/26 on DSD5 (GY MD 173-4, 176-7, 179-183); and TD 2009/27 becoming SAC 2010/23 on DSD43 (GY MD 184-193). Any cataloguing of these earlier efforts has been incorporated into the present catalogue.

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A collection of oral history recordings, capturing the memories of residents of the East Anglian coast line with focus upon Great Yarmouth. The collection focuses upon fishing trades, offshore industries, leisure and tourism, family life, and the world wars.

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