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The Pastons in the lecture programme of the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project for their summer excavation season. Click for the full SHARP 2021 schedule.
The "battle of North Walsham" of 1381 brought to an end the Peasant's Revolt. Join the reenactors and visit the many stalls and displays - as in 1381, the Pastons will be represented.
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In 2018 it was six hundred years since the writing of the first of the Paston Letters, that unique collection of family correspondence giving insights from family life to English national politics in the 15th and 16th centuries. The Paston Heritage Society and the University of East Anglia have been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to developed learning materials, on-line resources and community events around the Paston Letters. We are seeking the participation of all who would like to contribute to this major historical project. You can learn a little about past events and plans for the future from this and its linked sites.