We are the Freemen of Norwich

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Norwich Freemen Records Online -Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

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Under the freemen’s governance, Norwich grew to become England’s second city after London for 200 years – 1525 to 1725.

It’s an old tradition that freemen had the right to be hanged with a silk noose!

Until 1835 only freemen could vote in the Norwich local elections. This created problems as rate payers did not have the right to vote.

The annual freemen’s outing is a popular event which now attracts hundreds, including freemen from overseas. Visits are often to properties which have received substantial grants from the freemen’s charity.

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The Great Feast – 29th September 2017

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Can women be freemen?

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Freemen Fortnight – Free Admission for the Museum of Norwich and Strangers’ hall

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Norwich Eagle Canoe Club

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