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]
Docking Heritage Group have created another way to allow people to share their photographs, stories and memories by setting up a new Facebook group called ‘Docking Community Archive. For those with a Facebook account simply click on the icon on the left, join the group and begin sharing your Docking related memories with us.
Docking Heritage Group will be holding a Village Dig on Saturday July 1st. We have three neighbouring sites this year so require a team of about 18 between the three pits. If you fancy a day of digging, sieving, washing finds and general fun and banter let us know. Although its a fun day we do work to strict test pitting guidelines and all our finds are catalogued and marked on the NHR map. You do need to be fairly fit as all the tasks are strenuous, even laying on the ground scraping soil.
We have been very lucky in the past and the weather has never been so bad we have had to abandon the dig but rest assured we do not dig in adverse conditions.
You can contact us through the website or via our Facebook page.
2017 sees Docking Heritage Group celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Since our formation in 2007 we’ve grown from a small group of people meeting in the room of a house to a group that now has over 50 members, a heritage room which we open once a week and worldwide contacts through a website and two social media pages. We’ve also met a great many people at our own annual exhibitions and at other local history events around Norfolk where we’ve put on displays. We also give talks to other groups as well.
During the last 10 years we’ve managed to carry out research into most aspects of the village but there’s still a lot more to do.
We hope you can join us during the year to help us with some of our work and to help us celebrate our birthday.
In a change to our calendar of events for our anniversary year, instead of our usual exhibition we are organising a Local History Fair. The event will take place on Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May in both the Ripper Hall and St Marys Church in Docking.
We have more than 20 other local organisations joining us for the weekend where they’ll be showcasing their own research so this year not only can you find out about the history of Docking through a variety of displays and photographs but from many other places in West Norfolk as well.
We look forward to welcoming lots of visitors and friends both old and new.
On the Sunday of our 2014 exhibition we had a visit from BBC Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest team as we were the holders of one of their clues for that weeks quiz.
Later in the afternoon our secretary Helena Aldis did a short telephone interview on the following programme Treasure Quest Extra Time, where she was asked about the exhibition, the heritage group and its activities. Click on the play button below to listen to her interview.