Long-standing archive administrator steps down

Ann Middlemas (pictured) has stepped down as the Reepham Archive volunteer administrator, with Jenny Harding taking over the role.

Ann Middlemas has stepped down as the Reepham Archive volunteer administrator. Photo: submitted

Ann has been the archive administrator for more than six years and in that time the Reepham Archive has expanded its activities significantly.
She has been the mainstay of many of the initiatives developed for the archive, including streamlining cataloguing and storing of donations, installing new archive-quality shelving, supplying photographs and copy for the Reepham Life Calendar, organising the ever popular “archive teas” and recently co-ordinating and contributing to meetings and courses with the Norfolk Record Office.
Even the pandemic could not stop Ann’s tireless efforts in keeping the archive’s “show on the road”.
Fortunately, she is not disappearing completely and will remain an important part of the archive’s volunteer team, where she will be involved in developing her own projects.
During her term in office Ann has established a close and successful working relationship with the Bircham Centre.
The Reepham Archive, which is based in the Bircham Centre, is an important and integral part of the centre’s activities and the trustees would like to thank Ann for her commitment in making the archive the success it is today.
Stuart Lane
The Reepham Archive is open to the public on the first Wednesday and Saturday of the month from 10 am – 12 noon (or by appointment), upstairs in the Bircham Centre, Market Place, Reepham. For more information about opening times, current services and volunteering opportunities, please email

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