12 May 2020
I was so sad to hear of the untimely passing of Lizzie Griffiths, someone we got to know well whilst she joined with the Freemen to take charge of not only the update of Buxom to the Mayor but more prominently the digitisation of every single handwritten entry in the Norwich Freemen’s Register kept in the Records Office and the City Hall. This is a complex project which required highly skilled academic involvement in the translation and transcription of the registers beginning in 1371. Lizzie with her characteristic enthusiasm and humour set in train the whole project. Whilst it became at times a logistical challenge, she secured the academic support she needed but in her own inimitable style and made it an interesting experience for us all. Without her involvement though, the project simply would never have happened.
Elizabeth Rutledge has worked with her over several years as well as on the Norwich Freemen’s Registers project and has written the piece below.
Chairman of the Norwich Freemen’s Committee
4 Jun 2019
The We Create Norwich team would like to invite you to the We CreateNorwich Exhibition on the 14th & 15th July 2019 at The Forum, Norwich.Read More
2 Jun 2019
The Freemen Free Admission for the Museum of Norwich and Strangers’ hall is back in 2019.Read More
7 Jul 2018
After our successful event last year we are delighted to announce that the Freemen Free Admission for the Museum of Norwich and Strangers’ hall is being repeated this summer.Read More
10 Jul 2017
‘My ancestor William Boswell was admitted as a freeman in 1808’
Artist Patrick Boswell can trace his freemen links back more than 200 years. His ancestor William Boswell was apprenticed as a carver and gilder in Norwich in 1808 which earned him the right to become a Freeman of Norwich and pass the title through the generations to the present day.
17 Mar 2017
A new event, designed to help young people learn more about the history of Norwich, brought together more than 100 sixth-formers from city schools.
The Great Norwich History Competition is part of a programme of events to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Freemen of Norwich.Read More