In 2013 Letheringsett - The Industrial History of a Norfolk Village by David Durst was published by the Society. This included material previously published in earlier Journals together with much additional matter, and many more photographs and drawings.  It is available from Good Bookshops or direct from us, priced £15


In May 2014 we republished Volume I of the Journal, Nos 1-9 as a single publication, with additional contemporary images we were unable to print in the early 1970s.  This is an invaluable source of information on some of the sites the Society recorded in the early years of the Society. Available for £15


In October 2014 The Society  published a new edition of the classic book on Norwich Industries, Men Who Have Made Norwich.  This A4 sized, 176 page,  book covers 40 of Norwich's family businesses, the founders and later generations are dealt with. There is also a description of how the business is carried out and the processes involved. It has many rare photographs including factory interiors. This is available from Bookshops or direct from us at £18.99.


In October 2016 the Society launched Norfolk 1890.  This is the Norfolk section of a selective directory of Norfolk and Suffolk. The 158 page book covers in some detail some 365 Norfolk businesses. A pdf file of the introduction, contents and sample pages can be obtained by clicking the cover image.  Available from local Bookshops at £18.99,  or you may order direct from us.


In January 2020 we published Adrian O'Dell's book Norfolk Market Towns and their Industrial Development in the Nineteenth Century. This 44 page book, printed in full colour is packed full of information about this neglected aspect of local history. The extensive references used will provide a useful link to sources which other historians will find invaluable.  A free copy was sent to all members who have paid the 2020 subscription, or is available at £10.99 for non members.


In May 2022 we published The Papermakers of Taverham Mill. This book looks at 200 years of the history of a Norfolk Watermill as it developed through the industrial revolution. From a simple fulling mill, converted to make paper, the mill in rural Norfolk expanded until at the point of closure it was providing over half the paper needed to print The Times as well as supplying printers. The book explores the relationship between landowners and entrepreneurs and the development of the manufacturing process using the latest technology.

A free copy of this book was sent to all members. The A4 sized book, 64 pages with full colour images is available at good bookshops or from us £12.99 post paid.


To purchase from us please use the contact page to email us and we will send you details of availability and costings.






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To keep costs under control with rising printing and especially postage costs we now produce a newsletter only as a PDF file.




NIAS has published a Journal for over 50 years recording current research into the industrial history and archaeology of Norfolk. This ensures the work carried out by The Society, its members and others working in the field is properly published as a permanent record and disseminated widely. Publication is dependent upon material submitted and now is usually alternate years.


The Journal Editor welcomes suitable contributions.


All members receive a copy of the Journal.


Back copies from about 2000, if in print, may be obtained.  Please ask about availability and price. Email us using the form on the contacts page.   Click on the Index  image to open an index 1970-2008.  Click on Journal image for selected pages preview as examples.


We occasionally produce a special publication, some based on a series of Journal papers, bringing together all we have on one topic into one publication. Others are more general publications concerning our industrial history.


In 2011 the Journal format changed. High quality images are now reproduced, some in colour. This Journal won the AIA prize for Society Journals.

The 2011, 2012, 2013/4  Journals are available priced £17, . Email us as above.


In December 2019 we published Volume 9 No. 4 of The Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society. As well as short papers from members we included reproductions of some little known publications. Also detailed illustrated reports of our monthly meetings.

Included subjects are:

Johnson  Jex   Revisited, Fatal Explosion At A Norwich Brewery, The Jubilee Memorial of Messrs Howlett and White 1896,  Howlett and White - An Illustrated Price List 1886, The Herring Fishery in 1901, Carrow Works  -  1901 , Education In Great Yarmouth.  1901, Education in Norwich  1901 ,

A Short Record of the East Anglian Munitions  Committee in The Great War  1914-1918

2022 saw the publication of  Volume 9 No 5  which includes articles on History of Norfolk’s Motor Industry, The Pressures Facing Maltsters, Brewers and Cornmillers in late-eighteenth-century Norfolk and The Bridges at Carrow 1810-1923. In all 72 pages printed in full colour.

2024 will see our next Journal and we hope another publication for members to enjoy



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