Swardeston Archive

The archive of Cavell material belonging to St Mary’s church, Swardeston and other developments

The Heritage Lottery Fund has given nearly £7000 towards the creation of a new archive of all the memorabilia related to Edith Cavell held by St Mary’s church Swardeston and other developments.

This material is accessible to visitors in Swardeston on request in advance to enquiry@edithcavell.org.uk.

It is accessible here online in a searchable form as from December 3rd 2021 with images of many of the items. Web access is via http://www.edithcavell.org.uk/swardeston-archive.

A new section of this website is being prepared which will include a list of sites connected to Edith Cavell to visit in Swardeston, Norwich, London and Brussels.

To access the Archive from December 2021
This is in an Excel format dataset of some 600 rows.

Press the Download button to download the whole file (about 150 KB) to your laptop/ mobile.
You should be able then to use it in Excel or in Google xls to access records you want to see.

to see the file press the small square box in the pop-up in the top left corner. Then press Enable Editing.

You will be working on your won copy of the dataset and cannot affect the oriiginal in the ‘cloud’!

You can filter on more than 1 column. You can also search by a name (e.g. Baucq) in any selected column by highlighting the column.

If you want to work on this version of the database, save it in your files – but remember that new items will be added regularly. To see only the new items filter the Archive ID – the latest additions will start from  EDITH : 2022.nnn 

If you wish to see any IMAGE reported in the IMAGE reproduction column,NOTE DOWN its reference number e.g EDITH0813 

To view an image

Press the IMAGES button above. This will show small versions of all the 600+ images – to see your selected EDITH0813 image, search for it in the SEARCH field at the top LEFT ADDING AN ASTERISK AT THE END – EDITH0813*. [This ensures you access all types of file – documents, pdfs, spreadsheets etc]. To enlarge the image double click on it.