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The Walsingham Archives

The Archives of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

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Welcome to the history of Walsingham in its archives


THIS WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY BEING RE-CREATED.
AFTER ELEVEN YEARS, WITH AS MUCH MATERIAL AGAIN WAITING TO BE ADDED,
IT'S TIME FOR A COMPLETE OVERHAUL TO PREPARE IT FOR ITS NEXT PHASE.
UNTIL THE NEW SITE IS OPERATIONAL NOTHING MORE WILL BE ADDED TO IT
EXCEPT ESSENTIAL INDEX AMENDMENTS.

 

This website has been created to provide a way of accessing this history. We hope that it will particularly meet the needs of the later generations of pilgrims, and of those who never knew Walsingham in Fr Patten's lifetime and are curious to know how it all started.

To those who've been here before: the website is the same, but, as stated above, nothing is being added except essential alterations to the Select Index page.

To first-time visitors: choose from the drop-down menus above to browse, or if looking for a specific subject, try starting in the Select INDEX which should point you in the right directions. Or go first to the overview of the Shrine's history in 'The Story So Far' on the Shrine's website - then come back and look at the menus.

If you can't find what you're looking for, mail the archivist on olwarchives [at] btinternet.com

link to the Shrine's own website to see the Welcome collage again click here


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PHOTOGRAPHS: all photographs are © as below, or are reproduced with permission; in a very few cases where copyright has not been established, all reasonable steps have been taken to do so, without success, and new information will be welcomed; where a copyright holder's name is given, permission must be obtained before downloading the image.
© 2005-2016 WCTA Ltd and IMFS throughout unless otherwise stated:
Fr Patten, Stanley Smith, Claude Fisher and Kenneth Faircloth provided most of the local photographs in Our Lady's Mirror: their copyright is acknowledged.
for enquiries, comments and contributions and notifications of broken links etc mail the archivist as above