One of the original Paston Letters, written from Sir John Fastolf of Caister to his cousin John Paston in 1455, is now in the possession of the Norfolk Record Office and can be viewed online.
The Paston Heritage Society was instrumental in keeping the letter in Norfolk. Following a letter by
PHS founder Lucy Care in the Eastern Daily Press, and an article there
alerting people to its sale at Christie's London auction rooms, the
Norfolk Record Office put in a successful bid of £3000. The PHS urged any Norfolk people interested in the county's heritage to contribute to the cost.
The following article appeared in the Norfolk Record Office Newsletter: