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 - 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. LOOK OUT ALSO FOR OUR EXTRA HERITAGE RESEARCH DAYS in 'Events'. Our next one is on 17th August 2019.
  • 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 - including extra research days for family history on SATURDAYS: 6th July and 17th August 2019. 

Also in 2019, the National Heritage Open Days scheme celebrates its 25th anniversary. We've linked up with St Mary's church: details are in 'Events' for September. We'll be there on two consecutive weekends (14-15 and 21-22 September, so do come and join us


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.

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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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