Welcome to Docking Heritage Group The group was formed in 2007 as part of Norfolk County Council's ARCH (Archiving Rural Community… [read more]
Family connections We can help you research your Docking ancestors. We have transcripts of the following parish registers which are available… [read more]
Mapping the spread of Docking Our aims Through map regression (ie the examination of as many maps from different points in time as possible, starting… [read more]
A PICTORIAL HISTORY Our extensive photograph collection was begun by the late Tony Arter.… [read more]
A new addition to our website is a mystery picture. It can be found on the Photo Collection page and shows one of the pictures of people from our collection who we don’t have names for. Do you know who they are? These pictures will be changed on a regular basis.
On May 4th and 5th this year Docking Heritage group is holding its annual exhibition at the Ripper Hall, High Street, Docking….
This year we are remembering the ‘Docking Boys’ who went to serve in the 1914-18 war. There will be other displays but most of them will relate in some way to the main theme of WW1.
The main displays will contain short illustrated biographies of a selection of our Docking boys, maps of where they were fighting with researchers on hand to talk about the battle areas and theatres of war in which the boys were involved, what happened to them and the outcomes. There will be some enlarged photographs from the era showing the soldiers and also some from 1911 and 1926. We are hoping that visitors will be able to help us identify individuals from the photos; local family names include Playford, Wells, Utteridge and Rout and many others. In this way we can extend the exhibition with new biographies of the boys over the next 4 years of commemoration.
As well as the main display there will be photographs of Docking school classes and sports teams and a chance to see the log books from the time; parish registers transcripts will be available to help with family history research. It will be possible to learn about the role the workhouse played during 1914-18; talk to archaeologists and metal detectorists about taking part in community archaeology and local digs; discover how zeppelins impacted on Norfolk and talk to local authors.
Docking Heritage Group has a large collection of local photographs, almost 4000; one on-going project is to enlarge them all to A4 size and the first part of the collection will be on display this weekend. This will consist mainly of individuals and family groups.
Mark Taylor, from Time Trippers, will be providing activities for children, arts and crafts, dressing up in period costume and role playing. A Tommy from the Royal Norfolks will be attending on Sunday and a RFC flying officer on Monday.
The exhibition is open on Saturday afternoon from 2-4pm by invitation only and to the public on Sunday and Monday the 4th and 5th May from 11am until 4pm. There is an admission charge for adults of £2 children are free: refreshments are available.