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Gressenhall Museum are looking for Family History Volunteers

The following comes from the Family History Federation‘s May 2020 newsletter, which we’re sharing here due to the local interest.

Gressenhall Museum are looking for Family History Volunteers

More Than Oliver Twist Family History Volunteers

Volunteers needed! We would love to hear from you if you would be interested in researching the lives of people who lived here in the workhouse at Gressenhall; this is part of the More Than Oliver Twist project! This role requires candidates to have access to family history research databases from home and the relevant skills to carry out this research. Please get in touch via: gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk  quoting MTOT Family History Volunteer.

Workhouse Archive Volunteers

Volunteers needed! We would like to hear from you if you are interested in history and learning more about the union workhouse system. Volunteers are required to help catalogue workhouse archives. This role requires online access, an ability to read curly old writing and to use image and word processing packages. To find out more please contact: gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk quoting Workhouse Archive Volunteer.

Gressenhall Museum are currently experiencing high levels of demand for these volunteering opportunities. In order to support all of our volunteers effectively and fairly, we may need to limit the total number of volunteers we can work with.

For a Tyme Lost – event at Gressenhall Church on Saturday 10th March – 7.30pm

Bridget Yates has asked us to publicise a forthcoming event in Gressenhall Church which she thinks will be of interest to some MNFHS members.
The evening includes a talk on music in the church from the building of a West Gallery by Robert Halcott in 1635, through to the installation of an organ in 1911. During the nineteenth century there was a church band, mainly members of the extensive Tye family, and some of their instruments, which are now in Strangers’ Hall Museum, will be on display for ‘one night only’. The talk will be illustrated by The Gressenhall Singers and a band of local musicians using the early 19th century ‘Gressenhall Tune Book’. The Gressenhall Ringers will be welcoming the audience with 17th century ringing on five bells.