Our first meeting of 2022 sees us welcome former chair and award winning biographer Phyllida Scrivens, to talk about her latest book: The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874: Heroes, Victims, Survivors (Pen and Sword Books, September 2021). However, due to increasing Covid cases in the area, we have opted to hold this meeting online via… Continue reading IMPORTANT: Meeting change – The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster
Glowing Reviews for Gill Blanchard
Reviews for Gill's book 'Tracing Your House History'
A Talk to Go Down in History
Our meeting with award winning historical fiction writer Rory Clements.
Congratulations To Gill!
NWC member Gill Blachard has recently had not one but TWO books published. First is I Therefore Post Him as a Coward: An anatomy of a Norfolk scandal, which documents a disagreement between a clergyman and a knight in 1836 and how it affected the small Norfolk town it took place in Next is Lawson… Continue reading Congratulations To Gill!
E-Course In Writing Your Family History
Gill Blanchard, one of our members, and owner of Past Search, is repeating the first module of her E-Course in Writing Your Family History in May 2017. It is a practical writing course that guides participants through the process of bringing their ancestors to life in an entertaining manner. It will enable students to choose… Continue reading E-Course In Writing Your Family History
Congratulations to Norwich Writers' Circle member James Dimelow, who can be seen in Thursday 18th August's Evening News and Eastern Daily Press 'Event' section. In the article James is discussing his forthcoming 'Ghosts Of Gressenhall' play. The family-friendly half-hour drama, which has been written on behalf of Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, is an extension of the… Continue reading Ghost Stories
7th June’s meeting was a very relaxed affair in Alice Kent’s company. There to share with us the aims and work of the Writers’ Centre Norwich, and tell us something of Dragon’s Hall. Beginning in 2003 as a joint enterprise between the UEA, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and the Arts Council England, the WCN… Continue reading Closer Ties
Everyone’s A Winner!
At the meeting of Norwich Writers’ Circle on 17th May we received the adjudication of entries for the Past Search Trophy for Non-Fiction, as sponsored by writer and NWC member Gill Blanchard. Local writer, historian and former Sheriff, Nick Williams had taken time to read and carefully analyse the 2,000 word essays, proposing people, places or events… Continue reading Everyone’s A Winner!
Marks For The Plaques
17th May: Nick Williams’ return for his adjudication of the entries to this year’s Past Search Competition. This competition is for non-fiction with an historical theme, sponsored by Gill Blachard's Past Search business. The task this time was to suggest a new 40th blue plaque for the city. Nick is the award winning author of Strangers… Continue reading Marks For The Plaques
Norwich Writers' Circle member James Dimelow is looking for an animator - or a group of animators - to work with on an exciting local history project for Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse and Norfolk Museums Service. To discover more about the animation(s), tentatively titled 'Ghosts Of Gressenhall', please go here. We wish James every success… Continue reading Feeling Animated