|Martham Local History
This is our archive, which offers you an insight into our digital collection. It is catalogued and each item has an accession number. We also provide a page for our publications which can be downloaded.
Martham before 1370
14th and 15th Centuries
16th and 17th Centuries
In the following pages you will find our projects, including the Martham oral history collection, Martham in the nineteenth century, and much else.
As the collection builds we hope you will want to join us as a member or a visitor. Much of our collection can be viewed here, but there are many documents that are lodged in the Norfolk Record Office in Norwich. However, we aim to build up a collection of facsimiles here.
Of particular interest to oral historians are our Martham Stories. These interviews with local residents were put together in 2013 in collaboration with High School students using interviews and graphic skills to illustrate the stories. See this page.
Our local library (see right) has a special Martham Collection which includes books of local interest. They can be consulted for reference in the library when a librarian or accredited volunteer is present. Some books may be borrowed. All are catalogued in the County Library system.
Other projects will be developed from time to time and will feature in this digital archive.
Below is a logo based on our cog in the parish church (see opposite). Whenever you see it a click on it will take you back to this page.
|The Martham Local History
Group created this archive as part of the Project managed
by the Norfolk
Skills, Support and
Sustainability (CASSAS) project funded
by the National Lottery.
MLHG is proud to be associated with this
The graffiti on the left is scratched into a pillar in St Mary's Church, Martham. It has been identified as a medieval 'cog', in use as a trading vessel during the 15th century. These cargo ships traded with the Baltic under the Hanseatic League during the Middle Ages and were a common sight. Replicas can be seen in Sweden at Malmo. For a detailed description of these ship graffiti read Matthew Champion's book or see this video which explains in detail the graffiti which can be found all over England. He discusses Martham's ship in some detail here.
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Nothing on this website may be copied or published without the permission of the Martham Local History Group. This does not mean we will not give permission, but you do have to ask us. The archive material has come from many sources and there are many copyright holders.
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cog: Chris Harrison)
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