Bygone days celebrated in heritage-mad town
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History is big business in North Walsham and the town's heritage centre hosted a stall in the Market Place ahead of the Christmas lights switch-on.
The theme was 'From bygone days' and various artefacts held in North Walsham Heritage and Information Centre's collection, showcasing aspects of the town's history, were on display.
Items included historical toys, entertainment, food and drink, timekeeping, and shoes, and many Christmas memories collected from the town's residents were available to read.
There was a 'Guess the mystery object from bygone days?' competition and a chance to sample different sweets from bygone days that are still available today.
Volunteers dressed in medieval costume and a suffragette protested the absence of women on a North Walsham electoral roll of 1865 and showed an example of anti-suffragette publications from 1906.
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The heritage centre in Vicarage Street is open during the winter months on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm.
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