It is now 600 year since the first of the surviving Paston letters was written. The 600 Paston Footprints is a Heritage Lottery funded project that will, through community collaboration and detailed research, produce a range of new resources that will help local people connect with the remarkable story of the Paston family, as chronicled in the Paston Letters.
600 Paston Footprints is a collaborative project between numerous local partner organisations, including the Paston Heritage Society, the University of East Anglia, and the Norfolk Record Office. The three year project will highlight the remarkable story of the Paston family, the times they lived through, and make original resources available to the public for the very first time.
Access the NEW online data-set of the Paston letters.
Find out more about what the Paston Footprints project is, and what we’re up to.
Walk with us. Access fascinating Paston history on foot, by cycle or car using our maps.
Get involved. Visit the Paston Hubs, or access our educational resource pack.
Access information on the Paston Letters and the distinctive voices of the family who wrote them.
June 12th & June 19th Performances at 2pm and 7pm 600 Paston Footprints and Collision Theatre Present ROBERT PASTON'S WHIRLPOOL OF MISADVENTURES...
July 28th Castle Museum: 1-4pm The Paston Treasure exhibition at the Norwich Castle Museum celebrates the legacy of collecting found in a powerful...
June 28th The students of Paston College present - ‘A Life Through Letters: the Paston Family’. The students researched the Paston family of the...
Saturday July 7th The early music trio, Hexachordia presents an informal concert which brings to life the musical scene under Henry VIII and...
Saturday July 14th Hellesdon Local History group host a medieval pageant and history fair to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the writing of the...
July 27th (Norfolk Day) Join local re-enctors 'Linstock and Pledgett' as they demonstrate medieval crafts, and try your hand at writing your very...