Images from the Archive

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Fundraising appeal for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital

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 http://www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk (the online picture archive for Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service)

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Norwich, Colman’s Ltd. medical report on a discharged soldier returning to employment

30129063087069Carrow Works medical report recording that that this ex-Norfolk Regiment soldier was fit for employment in the mustard shop, that he served in India 1917-18, had no illness but that he suffered from a stammer. This item is one of several hundred original posters, notices, documents and photographs (relating to the First World War locally) and held in the Norfolk Heritage Centre’s collections of ephemera.

First World War, group of female factory workers

This postcard was sent to a Miss Gross of City Road, Norwich, during the First World War. The message on the back reads: ‘I find I am on night duty again, so I shall be ever so glad to see you on Wednesday. Had a pleasant surprise in the shape of a rise (4 shillings) which means also a second stripe, With Love Elsie’. 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 http://www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk (the online picture archive for Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service)

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Recruitment poster for The Derby Scheme

Group system recruitment posterr

The Derby Scheme was introduced in the Autumn of 1915,  it required each eligible man aged between 18 to 41 (who was not in a an essential or reserved occupation) to make a public declaration as to whether or not he would attest to join the forces. Those who did attest undertook to go to a recruiting office within 48 hours, but many were taken to one immediately. The enlistee was assigned to a married or unmarried age group (there were 46 groups) and they were given the promise that only entire groups would be called up for active service and given 14 days’ advance notice. Single men’s groups would be called before married.

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 http://www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk (the online picture archive for Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service)

‘How Norfolk and Norwich women can help our soldiers’ leaflet

Leaflet to co-ordinate knitting contribution

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 http://www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk(the online picture archive for Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service)