Nostalgia buffs in for another treat in North Walsham next month

Nth Walsham Archive, Market Street around the turn of the 19th century. Picture: North Walsham Archi

Nth Walsham Archive, Market Street around the turn of the 19th century. Picture: North Walsham Archive - Credit: Archant

Another chance to see some fascinating old photographs of North Walsham is on offer next month.

Central to the North Walsham & District Community Archive group's next exhibition will be industries in the town.

This will include the steam laundry, the canning factory, Crane Fruehauf, the Cottage hospital, pubs and shops.

Barry Holden will once again be presenting his very popular collection of 'Then and Now' photographs. He has revisited the spots to take pictures so they can be displayed side-by-side.

Archive chairman Wayne Beauchamp said: 'The new exhibition will feature a host of recently discovered photographs collected as a result of the archive group's highly successful Facebook group, which now boasts over 5,000 members.


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'The success of the group has allowed us access to the extensive collections of local photographer Fred Mace, the archives of the North Walsham Historical Society, collections from renowned historians and members of the archive group Mike Ling, Brian Hedge and David Ling, as well as many private collections shared by the generous and enthusiastic members of the public.

'As always, we will have facilities on site for providing a 'while you wait' service of capturing any interesting additions to the archive that visitors may be able to bring along.

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'In the past this has been a highly successful way of growing the archive and the group is grateful for any contributions, as are members of our Facebook community who cannot make it to our exhibition and can enjoy the photos online.'

The archive group is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers with the aim of collecting the town's history and making it available for everybody.

Mr Beauchamp added: 'We are always interested in adding to the collection and do not keep originals, we just borrow them to scan so we can share them with the community and keep them safe for future generations. Please get in touch if you think you may have something of interest.'

For more, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthWalshamArchive/ and http://www.northwalshamarchive.co.uk/the exhibition will be at the Atrium Gallery, from 10am to 4pm, between August 17 and 19, There will be a £1 entry fee.

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