Welcome to the Ludham Community Archive

The Village of Ludham lies at the heart of the Norfolk Broads. It's not a big place, but it can trace its history back over a thousand years. A lot can happen in that time even in a small place.
This website is packed full of information about life in a Broadland village past and present. It was written by the people who care about Ludham the most - those who live there. This is their story and that of their ancestors.

You can join in with the fun at the Ludham Archive Group. Anyone can attend our meetings. We don't have members or a membership fee. We just have people who are interested in Ludham. Click on the"Archive Group Information" button or the "Meetings" button for more information.




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Archive Slide Show
Just a few of the thousands of images we have in our collection.


Copyright :

Nothing on this website may be copied or published without the permission of the Ludham Archive Group. This does not mean we will not give permission, but you do have to ask us. The archive material has come from many sources and there are many copyright holders.


Contact Us:

If you want to know more about the Archive or about Ludham, or need help tracing your family tree or if you have archive material relating to Ludham or you are aware of any errors or omissions, please send us an e-mail. We are friendly and helpful and we are always keen to talk about Ludham and its history. Our e-mail address is:

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Just what is the Ludham Archive about and how did it start?

The Ludham Community Archive Group was formed early in 2002 as a Jubilee Year community project. Initially, the Group was set up to create a large scale textile map of the parish. Later the Group purchased computer equipment and began work on the archive to create a lasting record of the Broadland Village of Ludham.

We meet twice per month to discuss archive material and the history of Ludham. Guest speakers often enlighten us further.

Gathering new archive material about the village is an important part of our work. Everything is scanned and kept on computer. All original items are returned to their owners.The archive continues to grow at a rapid rate.

Of course, there is no point in gathering material unless it can be made available for others to see. This is why we made this website and share information on social media. We also organise slide shows and exhibitions so that as many people as possible can benefit from the archive collection.
To find out more about the Ludham Archive Group, click on the "Archive Group Information" button or go to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page.
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