Norfolk Record Office cooks up a treat for Mary Berry

Just Regional
Sep 10, 2014 2 mins read

This Thursday, Great British Bake Off fans will get the chance to see popular TV cook Mary Berry delve into her past in the latest episode of Who Do You Think You Are, and thanks to experts at the Norfolk Record Office a special event on Thursday 25 September will allow visitors behind the scenes access to the Record Office she visited and a chance to find out more about the much loved star’s Norfolk roots.

Two researchers who helped Mary Berry discover her family’s story will talk at the free event about a few of the fascinating Norwich ancestors that didn’t quite make the final cut of the programme.

And visitors will be able to see for themselves the documents that held the key to unlocking facts about past Norfolk lives for the show, and learn how these archives can help them to explore their own family’s history.

No booking is needed for the free special evening event which runs from 4.30-6.30pm on Thursday, 25 September at the Norfolk Record Office at the Archive Centre, next to County Hall in Norwich. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information about this and other upcoming events at the Norfolk Record Office go to

Mary Berry also visited Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse to use their local history resources to research her ancestors, and Norfolk County Council’s Library Service helped by providing information for the show.

Who Do You Think You Are? is on BBC One, on Thursday’s at 9pm. And The Great British Bake Off is on BBC One, on Wednesday’s at 8pm.


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