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200 Years of Colman's Mustard

All Over the World: 200 Years of Colman's Mustard
At the Forum in the Fusion Screen: Mon 10 - Sat 22 Nov 
10am-4.30pm (closed Sundays and Friday 14th November)

On May 7th 1814, the Norfolk Chronicle announced that Jeremiah Colman had taken the stock and trade of a mustard mill in Stoke Holy Cross. 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the brand that Jeremiah founded, known today simply as “Colman’s”. To mark this momentous occasion, Norwich HEART and Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum have collaborated with the East Anglian Film Archive, History of Advertising Trust, the Unilever Archives and the Forum. United, we have created All Over the World: 200 Years of Colman’s Mustard, an exhibition that explores and documents the global impact of a unique Norwich brand, and the people that forged it. The display plots the key points that metamorphosed this small, family-run business. Spectators can learn about wartime Colman’s, the role of mustard in medicine and food history, the company’s revolutionary attitudes towards advertising and its worldwide impact. 

A series of free talks and events will complement the display.

FREE talk in the Fusion Screen gallery
Tue 11 Nov - 12pm-1pm
Researching your Family History
Victoria Draper, Archive Education and Outreach Officer from the Norfolk Record Office, will deliver a talk on family history research. Victoria will use examples from the Colman family and its workers to illustrate how archivists unveil the past.

FREE Colman's Craft Day in the Children's Library
Sun 16 Nov - 11am - 1pm & 2.30pm - 3.45pm
Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum will be delivering a day of craft activities in the children’s library. Participants can make an origami box, do some colouring in and guess the contents of ‘feely’ boxes.

FREE talk in the Fusion Screen gallery
Tue 18 Nov - 12pm-1pm  
Your First World War family: researching home front and military ancestors
Join Elizabeth Budd, Second Floor Manager at Norfolk County Council, as she demonstrates how archivists research and unveil World War I family history.

FREE talk in the Millennium Library Heritage Centre   
Wed 19 Nov - 12.30pm-1.30pm
The Industries of Norwich
Nick Williams, best-selling author of Norwich: City of Industries will deliver a talk that focuses on Norwich’s industrial heritage. This will include the textile, shoe, brewing and food industries. 

FREE talk in the Fusion Screen gallery
Wed 19 Nov - 1.30pm-2.30pm
Behind the Scenes: Managing Brand Advertising Archives for the Nation
The History of Advertising Trust manage the archives for some of the UK’s most prominent brands, with clients including H J Heinz & Co Ltd UK and Hovis.
Join Chloe Veale, Director of the History of Advertising Trust, for a ‘behind the scenes’ talk on managing the Nation’s brand archives.

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