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

DateNews
29 May 2017Just the Job for Past Generations in Attleborough
14 February 2017AGM sets the programme for the next decade
07 November 2016Membership Subscriptions are now being collected for 2017
15 September 2016Our tenth Birthday Party - 8th October 2016
01 September 2016Major Richard Wilson MBE
22 August 2016I'll put a girdle round about the earth ... Heritage Group continues to link people from all around the world with their ancestors in Attleborough.
01 June 2016MORE HELP PLEASE!
30 May 2016AHG celebrates 10 years.
22 February 2016The Yanks in town - New booklet to be published for April.
21 February 2016Latest Street History goes into production
01 February 20162016 Annual General Meeting
04 January 2016Annual General Meeting - 28th January 2016
11 December 2015Volume 7 is now available in the series "A look at the History of the Attleborough's Streets "
11 December 2015Subscriptions for 2016 become due on 1st January
26 November 2015Heritage Group thanks its supporters for another year of development.
24 October 2015In Case of Emergency
01 October 2015Planning Ahead: Help us with the programme for 2016 and 2017
12 July 2015Heritage Group needs your help
01 July 2015Heritage Group helps with a wide variety of research.
24 April 2015Heritage Group assists Council with new Railings project
17 April 2015Talk tracing the history of our town is well received.
08 April 2015New Publications announced
21 March 2015Thank you for another successful Coffee Morning at St.Mary's.
20 December 2014Autumn Presentation - Attleborough in Uniform
19 December 2014Illustrated presentations at Connaught Hall for Spring and Autumn 2015
18 December 2014Coffee Mornings for 2015
17 December 2014Saturday Openings in 2015
29 October 2014AHG hands over the digital version of the Burial Books
28 October 2014100 years on
28 October 2014We still need your ideas and your help to secure the Signal Box and make our Station a proud feature for the town.
25 August 2014If you have an interest in Norfolk Railways - We need your help!
24 August 2014Attention Family History researchers travelling to Attleborough.
20 August 2014A Look at the History of Attleborough Streets 5 booklets now available at only £2.00 each
18 August 2014Exclusive tour behind the scenes at Gressenhall Museum
30 July 2014Burial Records for St. Mary's and the town cemetery are now available in searchable digital format.
20 July 2014AHG assists Chapel Road School with its commemorations of the First World War.
20 July 2014Attleborough Academy Commemoration Poppy to be dedicated on Sunday, 3rd August.
26 June 2014AHG assists pupils at Attleborough Academy during "Enterprise Challenge" week
16 June 2014Come along to the St, Mary's Church Fete on Saturday - 19th July and visit the AHG stall.
14 June 2014Heritage Group supports Attleborough Town Carnival on 13th July 2014
09 June 2014The Latest "A Look at the History of Attleborough's Streets is published - Exchange Street & Connaught PLain.
14 April 2014Heritage Group perseveres in its plan to conserve the Signal Box.
01 April 2014Have you visited our Members' pages?
22 March 2014A Flood of Memories as AHG remembers 60 years of life in Attleborough
16 March 2014Thank you for support at the first coffee morning of 2014
07 February 2014AHG shares its dreams ...and hits the headlines
31 January 2014AGM summarises successful year
27 January 2014Old Views give New Look to Connaught Hall
22 January 2014Book One of the Town's Burial Records nears completion
08 January 2014Programme of Events planned for 2014 Check with Website or Newsletters for further details as they are announced.
19 December 2013ATTLEBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL - HISTORY PRIZE 2013
18 December 2013Histories of Attleborough Streets continue to sell out
30 October 2013RECORD SELL OUT FOR AUTUMN PRESENTATION
07 October 2013Further re-prints of "Histories of Attleborough Streets"
04 September 2013Jennifer Meakin's life - THREADS
30 August 2013Heritage Group at the Attleborough Festival - Group steps back to 1943 to advertise OVER PAID, OVER SEXED & OVER ATTLEBOROUGH.
08 July 2013Next edition of our series of Attleborough Street History Guides is Published
19 June 2013Graves Project - Current update:
08 March 2013ATTLEBOROUGH COUNCIL RECOGNISES THE CONTRIBUTION OF HERITAGE GROUP.
10 February 2013Members' Area to be Launched
31 January 201350 years of the Norfolk Record Office.
31 January 2013Update on Attleborough Cemetery Burials Records project. [see previous item dated 01 January 2013]
01 January 2013Talks and Presentations for other groups & societies
01 December 2012Next Steps in the Graves Project
10 November 2012Thank you
27 October 2012A BRUSH WITH HISTORY
26 October 201280 years in Attleborough
26 October 2012Another great success for the Group
25 October 2012Visit our Heritage Room
24 January 2012Membership Numbers Set Record - Again
17 January 2012The Cyder Museum in the Cellar
12 November 2011The Coffee Morning
01 November 2011More Successes for Attleborough Heritage Group
12 October 2011Preserve the special Attleborough Station site
26 March 2011Retail Therapy Event is a Sell-Out

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Just the Job for Past Generations in Attleborough
Monday 29 May 2017

At its Spring presentation at the Connaught Hall in March, Attleborough Heritage Group told the story of employment and commercial trade in the town in the last 200 years.  Entitled “Working from 9 till 5”, researchers from the Group each described five important industries and related businesses that created jobs in the town, and those local men and women who founded the firms.  These ranged from agriculture and its dominance before the 1850s, to milling, brewing, food production, metal bashing and motor transport in later years.

 

Each presenter, dressed in the traditional outfit of the trade they were describing, gave a lively résumé of the key businesses involved and each talk was comprehensively illustrated with images, information and documents from the Heritage Group’s extensive archive.

 

After the event, Mary Ridgway as Secretary of the Group and co-producer of the evening, said “we were delighted with the support we received from more than 100 members and visitors. The reaction of the audience when reminded of their workplaces, many of which no longer exist, was palpable and particularly when recognising important local characters or even themselves in earlier days.”  After the individual talks the Group looked at the current employment in Attleborough and the changes in job availability and skills that might be expected with the expansion of the town, with not only more housing but with new commercial enterprises.