Libraries & Information

Norfolk County Library Services (1962-2000)

John describes his life during and after university, including early difficulties, his time at university, misdiagnosis of schizophrenia, printing, and Norfolk County Library Services. University and German exchange I read German and French at Bristol University.  At the time, Bristol University had an exchange arrangement with Hannover, the place our Royal family came from at […]

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Teacher, examiner, historian and more (1960-1994)

John describes his career in education in Norfolk as both teacher and examiner. He also talks about his fascinating research into passengers on the Titanic, his passion for Gilbert and Sullivan and his life-long support for the Canaries.  School days I was born in Norwich in December 1935. I attended Bignold Primary School. When I […]

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Urban public libraries before the Wee Willie Winkie (1954-2010)

Ralph introduces his description of his work in libraries by saying: ‘This is no history of the public library movement, but only of my part in shifting it along a bit. Even then, what follows is but a small slice of all that I remember doing.’ Librarianship – Trappist tranquillity? Between leaving school and National […]

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