About Us

In its early years the Society played a key role in the rescue of records and the establishment of the Norfolk Record Office where its collection of manuscripts remains the largest single holding.

The Society also played a significant part in representing the views of record holders and users in the development of Norfolk’s new purpose built repository, which opened in 2013.

The Society continues to assist in adding to the Record Office’s holdings. For example a rare fifteenth-century swan roll was purchased following an appeal actively supported by the Society, and a more direct and practical part was take in helping to secure for the Norfolk Record Office the very substantial archive of the Reverend William Gunn (1750-1841) or Irstead and Smallburgh, which was in danger of being purchased by an American University and take out of the country.