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Alison Webb

Visitors to a mid-Norfolk windmill will be transported back in time with the unveiling of a new attraction at its upcoming reopening event.

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Another important chapter in Dereham’s history has been written after the descendants of those killed in a brutal massacre nearly 80 years ago, met for the very first time.

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A 19th-century landmark is due to reopen its doors following recent renovations.

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Alison Webb

The story of Duleep Singh and his cultural heritage and legacy will be celebrated in a week-long festival.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Gallery: The warren lodges of the Brecks

Saturday, April 28, 2018

For more than 600 years the Brecks was famed for its rabbits which were farmed for their meat and fur.

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Record numbers of people are heading to Norfolk’s museums, new figures have shown, with those in Norwich and Great Yarmouth seeing particular spikes in visitors.

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Norfolk County Council

A history group is hold a talk on Constance Villiers Stuart, who lived in Beachamwell Hall.

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India

They feared their beloved town’s rich and vibrant history was tragically fading from memory.

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A school like no other finally opened its doors to the public today after the snow disrupted the original plans.

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Portraits of some of Britain’s most famous historical figures have been sold for more than £83,000 at auction.

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United Kingdom

Dignitaries, a member of the House of Lords and sporting figure have put their support behind Norfolk Day.

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Norfolk Community Foundation

The green light has been given to a new brewery at a farmhouse barn nestled in the ruins of 900-year-old West Acre priory, near Swaffham.

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United Kingdom

One of Norfolk’s grandest country homes is set to feature on a small screen show hosted by gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh.

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National Trust

A celebrity historian has praised a Norfolk town’s “spectacular” architecture - and urged its residents to preserve and protect it for future generations.

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Syria

The names of the Pankhurst family, Millicent Fawcett and Emily Wilding Davison may be the ones that are synonymous with the struggle for women’s suffrage.

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They are part of Norfolk’s rich heritage and now portraits of some of Britain’s most famous historical figures are going under the hammer for the first time.

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East Anglia’s best-known steam locomotive Oliver Cromwell is to pay a final trip to the region later this month before it is retired after 10 years on the main line.

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United Kingdom

A celebratory event has marked the 150th birthday of a prince who dedicated much of his life to preserving the heritage of Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

He was a man of prestigious ancestry who devoted his life to saving some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s most precious landmarks, as well as preserving its rich heritage for future generations.

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A Gothic horror film that brought star Vincent Price and director Roger Corman to Norfolk is to return to Norwich for a screening by Hallowed Histories.

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Wales

East Anglia went crazy for colour 50 years ago, though manufacturers couldn’t keep pace with demand

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BBC

A large plot of land has been returned to an historic estate after being acquired by the National Trust.

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National Trust

The Dereham branch of Co-op has presented the Watton museum with more than a thousand pounds for their campaign to digitise historic records.

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UN Court

It was a day that the guns fell silent after more than four years of bloodshed in the trenches.

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Australia

Keith Skipper remembers the man behind Norfolk’s much-loved carved wooden signs.

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Canada

When Robert Fleming watched one of the world’s most powerful weapons detonate 60 years ago, little did he know of the lasting impact it would have on future generations.

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Ministry of Defence

Thousands of people have come together in Remembrance Sunday services across the region.

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Canon

On Armistice Day, it is customary to reflect on the sacrifices that “our boys” have made in conflicts across the world.

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The famous Flying Scotsman has been steaming through East Anglia this weekend and hundreds of photographers took to the railways to catch a glimpse.

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Peterborough

Each month, Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life picks an object which tells a story about the town’s past. This month, it is a wooden model of Thetford’s ‘Cage’ building.

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