Attleborough residents urged to help with Gaymers cider archive project

Townsfolk are being urged to share their stories of one of Attleborough's biggest employers, which closed in 1995.

Hundreds of documents from the Gaymers cider factory are currently being catalogued by the Norfolk Record Office.

And archivist Tom Townsend will be talking about the project at Attleborough Library from 2pm on Tuesday where residents will be encouraged to look over copies of some of the archives to help in the documenting of the records. He added that he hoped local people will recognise some of the faces and names in the pictures and documents.

The event will coincide with the record office loaning out ten Gaymers posters to Attleborough Library for a month-long exhibition.

When the Gaymers cider factory in Attleborough closed its doors for the final time in August 1995, a wealth of letters, deeds and photographs was saved by the record office dating from 1877 to 1992.

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And, after more than 15 years sitting in files, the historical documents are at last being catalogued.

Gaymers was founded in Banham in the late 19th century by William Gaymer, which later moved to Attleborough.

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