Author Archives: Glynn

About Glynn

I have been researching local & family history since 1977 and I'm passionate about this beautiful county and the people who have made it what it is. All of my own ancestors, discovered up to today, lived within fifty miles of where I live today and that means I am, as far as I know, a real Norfolk Dumpling, with a tiny bit of me from North Suffolk. :) My early origins were obviously from Scandinavia but I suspect that I have a bit of Roman blood in there too, as there was a very large Roman presence in the area.

Norfolk Day

Norfolk Day 2018 This year sees the first day devoted to our beautiful county.   27th July 2018 will see lots of events and celebrations and Norfolk-Tours will be taking part.   To help you celebrate Norfolk Day, I have … Continue reading

Norfolk-Tours on the BBC

In November, I was asked to show Cerys Matthews around Anna Sewell’s house for The One Show on BBC1 and we were filming for much of the afternoon.                   After exploring, we … Continue reading

Our Royal Christening

How fantastic that our new princess, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, is being baptised at Sandringham in Norfolk. The Church is one which has had its fair share of Royal usage over the years, some sombre but some happier and is … Continue reading

Old Photographs of Norwich – Norfolk

I was looking through my photograph files on my computer this evening and thought I would share a few old pictures of Norwich. I have lots of old photographs but these show interesting views and people working in everyday jobs. … Continue reading

WW II Airfields in East Anglia

WW II Airfields in East Anglia The area of East Anglia is very close to Europe and there is nothing but sea between our Eastern Counties and Holland. It was the perfect place to put airfields during the War as … Continue reading

Fakenham Fire

What a shame to see the old Aldiss’s store burning down. The row of shops at the top of the market place are in a prime position and it is a real blow to the town to have them in … Continue reading

Family Names

Surnames It’s interesting when we start to look at our family history, one of the first things we often look for, is the meaning of the name and this can be very surprising, as many do not mean what we … Continue reading

Ten Reasons to Visit Norfolk.

There are many reasons to visit this area of England but here, I have selected just ten things which may surprise you about this County. Ten Reasons to Visit Norfolk, England.   1: The Queen of England has her own … Continue reading

Anna Sewell letters found in Norfolk!

Wow! Who would have believed it? Previously unknown correspondence relating to the world-famous Norfolk Authoress has been discovered by this very excited local historian! This eagle-eyed and passionate local historian has discovered a cache of letters and writings which have … Continue reading

Norfolk-Tours is an #SBS Winner

        Well, this week has turned into a real hum-dinger to say the least! Theo Paphitis, one of the famous “Dragons” from TV’s Dragons’ Den, is a great supporter of Small Businesses and, every Sunday, he has … Continue reading