It is thanks to former Parish Clerk, Harry Proudfoot, that the Aylsham Town Archive exists. During his term in office he collected and preserved all papers and documents relating to the parish. The Town Council have preserved this collection and it is still being added to today.
The current Archivist is Maggie Vaughan-Lewis, who with a team of volunteers, continues to catalogue and maintain the ever growing collection. Maggie continues the work of previous Archivists who all built on the work of Dr. John Sapwell, the first to organise and catalogue the materials.
Our Archive is a vast collection, ranging from Poor Law records to more recent Royal and town events. Publications and research from the Aylsham Local History Society are also housed within the Archive, along with a huge photographic record of the town which is the starting point for this website. The History Society website also has a Searchable Index of articles that is a useful resource for those wishing to find out more about many of the places, persons and events featured here.