The Audrey Muriel Stratford Papers

The papers consist of a collection of 20th-century personal and family papers
which is quite exceptional in its completeness over an extended period of time.

They are housed in the King’s Lynn Borough Archive, administered by the Norfolk Record Office in partnership with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.

The Archive contains documents dating back to the 13th century; which includes King John’s royal charter of 1204, and continuing all the way to the 20th century. The documents help to tell the story of Lynn as recorded in registers of freemen, accounts, minutes of the town’s governing body and court records, amongst many others. Taking pride of place in the archive is the Red Register, which dates from 1307, and is the oldest complete paper archival book in England.

A brand new environmentally-controlled document storage area has recently been created. Alongside this is an archive resources room, equipped with a study area and computers. You can use the resource room with the assistance of an expert archivist to view these wonderful documents, by appointment.

Access to the Borough Archives

The King’s Lynn Borough Archives, are open to the public from, Tuesday to Friday – 12.30pm – 4.30pm (last admission at 4pm) and the 1st Saturday of each month (excluding public holidays) from 10am – 2pm (last admission at 1.30pm)

Where to find the borough archives

Stories of Lynn, Museum and old Gaol cells, are home to the King’s Lynn Borough Archives, one of the country’s finest borough archives. They are housed in the Town Hall complex  on the Saturday Market Place, opposite King’s Lynn Minster.

To find out more about the borough archives, and about other records relating to King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, visit the Norfolk Record Office (NRO) website, which includes an online catalogue as well as research guides and information for visitors (information leaflets numbers 34-37 relate to King’s Lynn).

Contact details

King’s Lynn Borough Archives
Stories of Lynn
Saturday Market Place
King’s Lynn
PE30 5DQ
Tel: 01553 774297

E-mail: [email protected]

Norfolk Record Office
The Archive Centre
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DQ
Tel: 01603 222599
E-mail: [email protected]


Last updated: 20 September 2017