International Women’s Day 2015

Tomorrow, Wednesday 11 March 2015, Norfolk Record Office will have a Pop-up shop at the free Women Reaching Women event at The Forum, Norwich for International Women’s Day.

Women Reaching Women poster

Popular local historian and Norfolk Record Office archivist, Frank Meeres, will also be giving a talk….

Dorothy Jewson – Suffragette and Socialist

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11.00-11.45 am in the Curve at the Forum, Norwich.

Advertising for talk be Frank Meeres.



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International Women’s Day 2014

Students from the School of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of East Anglia have been making films inspired by this website.

On Monday, 10 March 2014 they will preview their films at the Norfolk Record Office to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The films will then appear on the appropriate pages of this site.

An image showing students interviewing historian Frank Meeres.

Students interviewing historian Frank Meeres at the Norfolk Record Office.

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Norfolk Women in History

Inspired by International Women’s Day the Norfolk Women in History Timeline is an ongoing project developed by the Norfolk Record Office, Norfolk Library and Information Service and Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service to promote and celebrate the role Norfolk women have played in the history of our county and beyond. 

Browse the site to discover more about well known women such as Edith Cavell or Mother Julian, those who are not so well known such as Margaret Fountaine, a diarist, lepidopterist and adventurer and also the hidden histories of everyday women and their extraordinary untold stories such as Benanna Summers, a woman who was widowed at a young age, and worked as a farmer, grocer and laundress to support her family.

To find out more about the project, please click here.

Contribute to the Norfolk Women in History Timeline!

To make a suggestion for someone you think should be included; you can send us a message via Twitter or Facebook, the comments form at the bottom of this page, or contact Karen at the Norfolk Record Office; email; telephone 01603  222599

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