Episode Five: Genetic Genealogy

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This week’s podcast episode comes from local genealogist, researcher, and writer Elizabeth Walne [pictured], as she talks about “Genetic Genealogy” – using DNA testing to inform your family history research. Elizabeth discusses ways in which we can test DNA, what it can tell you, and what it can’t.

You can find Elizabeth online at elizabethwalne.co.uk, and see below for the images she refers to in her talk. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to like and subscribe!

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Episode Four: Call the Midwife

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This week’s episode “Call the Midwife” was recorded at St William’s Way library on Tuesday 10th October, as part of their Tuesday evening series of talks. Sue Vaughn [pictured] is a local former community midwife, who reminisces about her time spent cycling across Norwich delivering babies and caring for new mothers. Sue is now 89 and lives in Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich.

Check St William’s Way library’s social media pages for details of future talks. Happy listening!

Episode Three: What Happened to the 5th Norfolks?

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Episode three of the Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast features local historian Steve Smith, giving a fascinating talk about the 5th Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment, who allegedly “disappeared” during the First World War. Find out the truth behind the myth!

For more information about Steve and his research, visit his blog: stevesmith1944.wordpress.com. See below for Steve’s presentation, which contains the images he refers to throughout his talk. Thanks for listening!

[Photograph of the 5th Norfolks courtesy of the Picture Norfolk archive]

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Episode Two: My Norfolk, My Holt

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The second episode of the podcast comes from Holt Library, where local poet and teacher Phil Barrett interviewed former Gresham’s teacher Steven Benson [pictured]. Steven remembers arriving in Holt in 1964 in a “battered Volkswagen,” and in his humorous style he recounts the changes that the town has seen since then, as well as the local characters that have a fond place in his memories.

Phil has been interviewing Holt residents for a series of talks at Holt Library called “My Norfolk, My Holt.” The next talk is planned for October 2017, please contact the library on 01263 712202 if you would like to book a place. These talks have been recorded for the project Historypin Connections, and are available on the project website here.

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Episode One: For Your Entertainment


In our first podcast episode, Trevor Markworth talks about the history of Norwich Hippodrome. The Hippodrome Theatre stood, until its demolition in the early 1960s, on the site now occupied by the St Giles multi-storey carpark on St Giles Street, Norwich.

Trevor’s Heritage Hour talk originally took place in Norfolk Heritage Centre on Tuesday 19th September 2017. See below for the images that Trevor refers to throughout his talk. Thanks for listening, and look out for future episodes!

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