Friary ruins at Thetford Grammar School
Castle Rising Church
Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum, East Dereham
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The Autumn newsletter is now out. Please let us know if you haven't received your copy.

2017 Excursion to Inverness

Some of Derek Leak's pictures taken during this event are now available to view online at our Facebook page. Click here to view them - you should be able to see this page even if you are not a Facebook member.

Next Summer

Council would welcome your suggestions for next year’s summer excursions – where would you like to visit that is normally closed to the public or otherwise ‘out of bounds’? Would you like the society to run day schools or other meetings in the summer? Send your ideas to our new Excursions Secretary, Margaret Gooch (

News from other groups

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Heritage Angel Awards

The Historic England Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of people taking action to champion their local heritage. This year, one of the nominees is a local man. Norfolk’s Nigel Ford has been short-listed for a Heritage Angel award for his work with milestones. The overall winner, and winner of each category, will be decided by a panel and announced on November 20th. Voting has now closed, but you can see more details here.

New Book

Archaeopress is an independent publisher from Oxford and we would like to bring to your attention our forthcoming title A Life in Norfolk's Archaeology: 1950–2016. Archaeology in an arable landscape by Peter Wade-Martins. This initial hardback edition, part of our 'Archaeological Lives' series, is limited to 100 copies (future reprints will be in paperback) and designed with the local community in mind. A pdf leaflet about the book, with an order form offering a 20% discount, is available here.

Events this Autumn/Winter

Winter lecture series

Most local societies have now published their lecture programmes. For details, visit the Federation of Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Organisations website.

CBA's Home Front Legacy Project

The Home Front Legacy project helps local communities find out about, and map, the remains of the First World War, and raise awareness of the wide range of archaeology that survives across the UK. To find out more please take a look at the Home Front Legacy website where you will find out all about the recording app, be able to search the sites that have been recorded so far, access useful resources, and discover all the latest news and research via our blog. When you do get involved, please share your pictures and news about what you have been doing on our social media sites.