Attleborough Heritage Group Preserving Yesterday's and Today's Memories for Tomorrow

Welcome to Attleborough Heritage Group

Telephone: 01953 455877


We are a community organisation, founded in 2006 and housed in a dedicated Heritage Centre at Soma House on Station Road in Attleborough since 2009. In the ten years since then, our collections and demand for them have grown considerably. We are now actively seeking a new home for our collections, and from January 2020 we will be open twice a week at the Community Enterprise Centre - visit our 'News' page for more details.


  • Access to a considerable archive of photographs, documents and artifacts related to Attleborough's industrial and commercial history. You can browse some of these in our 'Gallery' or you are welcome to visit us.  Have a look also at our 'Publications' page for items that you can view online or borrow. We welcome new members and visitors to the Heritage Centre at Soma House each Thursday from 09.30 to 15.30. Or you can contact us to discuss a specific visit. 
  • Resources for family history researchers: we have the transferred records of burials in the Town Cemetery into a digital seachable format and we have also digitised gravestone inscriptions in St Mary's church. For specific enquiries just e-mail details of the Attleborough death or burial you would like to trace:
  • We have a regular programme of illustrated presentations open to members and the general public. Details of these, offered twice a year, can be found on our 'Events' page.


Full details in our 'Events' list - but here's a summary:

In 2019 the National Heritage Open Days scheme celebrates its 25th anniversary. We've linked up with St Mary's church: full details are in 'Events' for September 21st and 22nd.  

Come and enjoy our Coffeee Mornings (see Events Sat 26th October and Sat 23rd November).

On 2nd November we'll be at Connaught Hall with our evening presentation - see 'Events' and select that date for full details - and book soon!  

Find us again on Sunday 24th November in the Church Hall as part of the Attleborough Christmas Carnival events.


We have produced nine booklets in "A Look at the History of Attleborough's Streets", all now available at just £2.00 each.  We have a stock of these at our Centre, we sell them at our events, or you can visit our "Publications" page for more details and an order form if you'd like to buy by post. Christine Williams, the editor of this very successful series, is always happy to receive information about places and characters which contribute to the history of the streets and byways of the town. 


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This Website is dedicated to the memory of Jane Lane, a founding member of the Group whose wish was for the successful growth of a Community organisation to safeguard the Heritage of Attleborough. Jane died before she could see the outcome of her contribution and we trust she would have been proud of this site and its reflection of her wishes.

COME AND SEE US IN ST MARY'S CHURCH: Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd Sept. as part of the HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2019

As part of the 'Heritage Open Days', our Group has displays for you to browse and knowledgeable members on hand.  If you missed us on 14th or 15th, there's still time to come to find out more about Attleborough, how it has changed, and the people connected with our town over the centuries.  All that, and a chance to take another look at St Mary's church on Saturday 21st 10 am - 4.30 pm, Sunday 22nd 11.30 am - 2.30 pm.

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We now have more than 5000 images of Attleborough in the Heritage collection. We have placed some of them on line
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