Images from the Archive

Thorpe St Andrew, a wartime wedding in uniform


Cicely Spencer marries J.B. Fathers in 1818. Mrs Fathers was an Officer in the Forage Corps, Royal Army Service Corps in Norfolk during the First World War. The Women’s Forage Corps was established by the Government in 1915, at that time the British Army was reliant chiefly on horse power and the demand for forage was huge.

This is just one of several hundred newly digitised original photographs, posters and notices connected with the First World War in Norfolk. The material is all held in the collections of the Norfolk Heritage Centre and over the course of the next few years will be posted on (the online picture archive for Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service)


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