Recordings by Jean Eaglen & Mike Coley

FOND Sound Archive

In 2003, FOND members recorded a number of local Norfolk people, preserving their unique perspective of their lives in Norfolk, in their own words. We are currently indexing and re-recording these original sound files which are held at the Norfolk Records Office in order to make them compatible with current web browsers.

In the interim, here are a small number of the archive recordings – many more will be added over the coming months, along with a search facility based upon the index being compiled.

Eric King of Hingham – recorded by Jean Eaglen, 11th August 2003

Hingham, early years, farming and lorries

RAF Watton, RAF Marham, 2nd World War

Living with brother, harvest time, thrashing

Wicklewood, farming life, tractor ploughing, Home Guard

Buillding, RJ Carter – 1950s, Airfields

FOND Archive Fearvruts

Randum Loada Squit

  • A list of recommended Norfolk Dialect reading compiled by Keith Skipper, by no means comprehensive but a useful starting point for any enthusiasts.

  • Allan Smethurst, The Singing Postman, was almost as famous as the Beatles in the 1960s' writing and singing songs in his native Norfolk dialect. Hev a listen!

  • In 2003, FOND recorded a number of local Norfolk people, preserving their unique perspective of their lives in Norfolk, in their own words. Hev a listen!