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Online archive shares thousands of Norfolk photos from decades past

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 November 2017

Norwich football suppoerters in the stands early 1970s. Photo: Tony Skipper/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

Norwich football suppoerters in the stands early 1970s. Photo: Tony Skipper/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

Tony Skipper/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

From photos of football supporters in the stands at Carrow Road in the 1970s to images from Fakenham Races in the 1930s, an array of pictures going back through the decades are available to view on the online archive Picture Norfolk.

Fakenham races - leading horses from the paddock in 1938. Photo: Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk Fakenham races - leading horses from the paddock in 1938. Photo: Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

About 9,000 extra images spanning all manner of subjects have just been added to the archive which is run by Norfolk County Council’s Library and Information Service. The addition of the images is the result of a two-year project to expand the archive. It means there are now about 25,000 Norfolk images from the last 170 years available to look at on the website which shares images held by the Library and Information Service, Norfolk Museums Service and Norfolk Record Office, as well as in private collections.

Clare Everitt, Norfolk County Council’s Picture Norfolk administrator, said: “This has greatly strengthened and enriched the Picture Norfolk archive, revealing so many stories which were previously hidden. It’s been a real pleasure to be able to bring to the fore the rich sources of evidence about the county’s past which are captured within the photographic record.”

View the online archive at www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

East Wretham giant vegetables grown at Fowl Mere in 1902. Photo: Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk East Wretham giant vegetables grown at Fowl Mere in 1902. Photo: Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

King's Lynn Workers from Cooper Roller Bearings Ltd WW2. Photo: Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk King's Lynn Workers from Cooper Roller Bearings Ltd WW2. Photo: Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

Lotion Tar Bishop a studio portrait of the fisherman. Photo: Olive Edis/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk Lotion Tar Bishop a studio portrait of the fisherman. Photo: Olive Edis/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

Norwich Market greengrocers stall in the 1970s. Photo: Tony Skipper/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk Norwich Market greengrocers stall in the 1970s. Photo: Tony Skipper/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

Starston, two members of the household staff of Alfred Taylor 1890s. Photo: Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk Starston, two members of the household staff of Alfred Taylor 1890s. Photo: Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

Steward and Patteson's sign writer Ron at work,1960s. Photo: Alan Bolingbroke/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk Steward and Patteson's sign writer Ron at work,1960s. Photo: Alan Bolingbroke/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

Great yarmouth The Rapiers a band on the beach early 1960s. Photo: Brian Ollington/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk Great yarmouth The Rapiers a band on the beach early 1960s. Photo: Brian Ollington/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

Yarmouth Greyhound stadium people watching in the bar 1970. Photo: Brian Ollington/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk Yarmouth Greyhound stadium people watching in the bar 1970. Photo: Brian Ollington/Norfolk County Council www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk

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